Graduate Organ Scholar
Born in Londonderry in 1998, Jack began his musical training as a chorister of the Cathedral Church of St Columb, Londonderry. He began piano lessons at the age of 6 with the locally respected jazz musician and teacher Roy Mitchell, latterly progressing to begin organ studies at the age of 16 under the tutelage of Ian Mills and Derek Collins. He studied at Limavady Grammar School, and is a graduate of The Queen’s University of Belfast where he read music, being awarded the May Turtle Scholarship for future academic study. In 2020 he completed the MMus in Choral Studies at the University of Cambridge, in conjunction with holding the post of Graduate Organ Scholar at Sidney Sussex College, and Organ Scholar of the St John’s Voices.
Jack has held the posts of Organ Scholar, Acting Assistant Organist, and most recently Assistant Director of Music of the Cathedral Church of St Anne, Belfast, where he was principal accompanist for all Cathedral Services, studying the organ with David Stevens and Matthew Owens.
Jack has broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Ulster, also live on BBC One, playing for the funeral service of the murdered journalist Lyra McKee. In September of 2021, Jack moves to take up the position of Graduate Organ Scholar at Ely Cathedral.