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JACK OADES

MUSIC  &  SOUND
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BIOGRAPHY

Jack is a multi-award winning composer and sound designer from Exeter, UK. While predominantly a choral composer, he has written for variety of forces, from full symphony orchestra, to piano and synthesizer. His works have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and performed all over the world, including large scale commissions for JAM on the Marsh Festival, the RSCM and the Whitgift Foundation. Prizes include the Buckfast Abbey Millenium Prize, the Charles Wood 150th Anniversary Prize, and Foley the World.

Born in 1994, Jack began learning the piano and the violin from an early age, and took up the organ aged 16. He read music at Pembroke College, Cambridge and graduated in 2015. He has held positions in Cambridge, the Isle of Man, London and Dublin, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is currently a Tenor Lay Vicar with the choir of Exeter Cathedral.

Click HERE for a list of works.

Click HERE to watch Jack playing the organ.

"Keep on sounding Jack - you genuinely have a talent."

Silverplatter Audio, 2022

"By far my own preferred piece of music in the programme was the finale of Jack Oades' (b.1994) Te Deum. I want to hear much more of this hugely talented young composer."

Seen and Heard International, 2019

"In Pace is an anthem for Remembrance that is nothing short of sensational, arguably unparalleled in terms of beauty and the stark emotion it draws from both singers and listeners."

John Crothers, RSCM, 2017

"A real gem of a piece ... He has a very bright future as a composer ahead of him."

David Hill, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, 2016

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