Jamie John Hutchings
Jamie John Hutchings is a teacher, composer, and organist. Currently Schools' Instrumental Music Lead Officer for Essex, and an academic teacher at Junior Trinity at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, he was educated at Exeter School, and then at Royal Holloway (University of London), where he was organ scholar. He then held organist positions at at Chichester Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral, and has taught in the state and independent sectors at Attleborough Academy Norfolk, Framingham Earl High School, The Portsmouth Grammar School, Framlingham College, most recently as Director of Music at Headington School, Oxford.
As composer, his works have been performed across the world, including Ely Cathedral, St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the Edinburgh Festival, the Choir of the World Competition, and the Vatican for Holy Week 2015. In June 2015 his arrangement of "Abide with me" was performed for the Luxembourg National Day at Cathedrale Notre-Dame in the presence of Grand Duke Henri and the Royal Family, and broadcast on international television.
As organist, he has performed for SkyTV, BBC radio, television, for the Music For Youth Schools' Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and for the All Saints' Day masses at the Vatican. He performs regularly, most recently focusing on the works of Widor and Rheinberger. He also accompanies former ENO soprano Claire Weston regularly in recital.