"...in the person of Jeremy David Tarrant, the organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, we have as thrilling and moving a performance of this work [Widor Symphonie VII] as I've ever heard, which perfectly captures the ethos of each movement. The opening Moderato is majestic yet energetic; the Chorale calmly contemplative; the Allegretto (Andante-Allegro) coyly playful; the Allegro ma non troppo seriously purposeful; the Lento suitably solemn; the Finale single-minded in earnest determination. ... Might we dare hope for a complete Widor organ symphony cycle from Tarrant? Enthusiastically recommended."
"His [Tarrant's] playing is musical, virtuosic, and committed."
- American Record Guide
"Tarrant shows it off [organ in First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood] in performances characterized by attention to detail and a fine sense of the long line."
- Choir and Organ
"....one of those not-so-common organists who combines a solid tecnhique with extraordinary musicianship."
- Dale Adelmann
Canon for Music, St. Philip's Cathedral (Atlanta)
"Tarrant played with absolute authority, a fine ear for sonorities and, where called for, real panache."
- Scott Cantrell
(The Dallas Morning News, February 15, 2023)
JEREMY DAVID TARRANT is increasingly recognized for performances hailed as "thrilling and moving" (Fanfare), "musical, virtuosic, and committed" (American Record Guide), "compelling" (The Diapason), and "powerfully artistic" (Kalamazoo Bach Festival). Since 2000, he has served as Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit. Prior to this appointment he served as the Cathedral’s Assistant Organist from 1994. In April of 2007, he was seated as Canon Precentor of the Cathedral in thanksgiving and recognition of his role in the liturgical and musical life of the Cathedral community. Mr. Tarrant is the founding director of the Cathedral Choir School of Metropolitan Detroit.
A student of the American organist and pedagogue Robert Glasgow, Jeremy David Tarrant is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance and sacred music. His other instructors include Betty R. Pursley, Corliss Arnold, and James Kibbie. He has had additional coaching with Lynne Davis.
Mr. Tarrant is Lecturer in Organ at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. He is in frequent demand as a teacher and clinician, and regularly serves on the faculties of the Royal School of Church Music summer courses, as well as the American Guild of Organists summer Pipe Organ Encounters.
An active concert organist, Jeremy David Tarrant has performed widely in North America and in France. He frequently appears with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and has performed in regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. In 2008, Mr. Tarrant made his European solo debut with a recital in the Cathedrale de St. Etienne in Meaux, France, and in 2011, he played the closing recital of International Organ Week in Dijon, France. In 2012, he was a featured artist in the Pine Mountain Music Festival, presenting three solo recitals in Michigan’s upper peninsula. Between 2016 and 2018, he presented a series of six concerts on various important instruments in Detroit.
In July of 2014, he conducted the Cathedral Choir during its residency at Chichester Cathedral in England. This tour included concerts and services in Canterbury and Southwark Cathedrals. With the Cathedral Choir he has made two CD recordings, Nowell Sing We and Evensong for All Saints. In addition to conducting the choir for these recordings, he also recorded a number of solo works included on them. His recording of Charles-Marie Widor's mammoth Symphonie VII, as well as music of Louis Vierne and Gaston Litaize, was released in 2018 on the Raven label to enthusiastic critical acclaim.
Proud Detroiters, Jeremy David Tarrant and his husband make their home in the Lafayette Park area of downtown Detroit.
ROBERT T. ANDERSON RECITAL SERIES
February 14, 2023, 7:30 PM
St. Mark's School of Texas
Dallas AGO Chapter Recital featuring the music of André Fleury, Robert Schumann, César Franck, and Charles-Marie Widor.
SOLO ORGAN RECITAL
May 4, 2023, 12:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church
Providence, Rhode Island
SOLO ORGAN RECITAL
September 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
Alumni Chapel, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
MUSIC AND MID-DAY RECITALS
September 22, 2023, 12:30 PM
J.S. Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Program I
November 10, 2023, 12:30 PM
J.S. Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Program II
December 8, 2023, 12:30 PM
J.S. Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Program III
December 22, 2023, 12:30
Sarah Simko and Jeremy David Tarrant
Music for Advent and Christmas
February 9, 2024, 12:30 PM
J.S. Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Program IV
June 28, 2023, 12:30 PM
J.S. Bach’s Leipzig Chorales, Program V
- All Recitals Will Be Held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit, Michigan -
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ORGAN FACULTY RECITAL
October 2, 2023, 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan