About Rupert Jeffcoat

Organist
Composer
Arranger
Pianist
Accompanist
Writer
Director
Speaker


Organ concerts throughout the world.
Composer of distinction with music performed by cathedral choirs across the globe.
Directed cathedral choirs, adult choirs, childrens choirs, community choirs and more.
Rupert also gives pre-concert talks, writes articles, devises sleeve notes for CDs, concert programmes, art exhibitions and other events involving music.

Rupert Jeffcoat has given organ recitals in such varied venues as Westminster Abbey; Sydney Town Hall; Liverpool Cathedral; The Reid School of Music, Edinburgh; the Imperial Cathedral, Frankfurt; the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow; the Caird Hall, Dundee. His programmes feature a vast range of music from ancient times to freshly composed works. Always presented with good humour, and even humour, the repertoire is rewarding and engaging.

As an accompanist and continuo player, Rupert has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh and has recorded with Emma Kirkby. He has worked regularly with Ex Cathedra, the Dunedin Consort and Armonico Tributo. His work as a pianist has seen him play for many instrumentalists up and down the UK, equally at home with singers, string players, wind ensembles and brass groups.
As a composer, Rupert’s music has been performed in the presence of HM the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury, several Prime Ministers (in the UK and Australia) and in America and Europe. His work as a choral conductor has seen him tour Russia, Japan, South Africa, Australasia, and Europe, and he is regularly called on as a choral clinician with particular expertise in children’s voices and worship. His work has featured on BBC Radio and Television, and in 2003 he worked with pop producer Pete Waterman as Music Director for a BBC Songs of Praise that won Best Entertainment in the Royal Television Society Awards.

As a writer, Rupert has written some 300 articles and papers on music for a wide range of media, and in addition to programme notes and sleeve notes he has given some 300 sermons, lectures and talks.