"...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."

Fanfare 

"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)

 

BIOGRAPHY

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.

 
 

EVENTS

FRANCK PROGRAM I – EARLY WORKS

September 18, 2022, 3:15 PM

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul 

Detroit, Michigan

Fantaisie en ut (early version)

Andantino

Final

(In-person and Livestreamed)

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

October 10, 2022, 8:00 PM

Hill Auditorium

Ann Arbor, Michigan


Schumann – Four Sketches, Op. 58

Franck - Fantaisie en ut (early version)

Widor – Symphonie VII

MUSIC AT MID-DAY RECITALS

October 28, 2022, 12:30 PM

December 9, 2022, 12:30 PM

April 28, 2023, 12:30 PM

June 23, 2023, 12:30 PM


The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Detroit, Michigan

(In-person and Livestreamed)

FRANCK PROGRAM II

November 20, 2022, 3:15 PM

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Detroit, Michigan


Trois pieces


(In-person and Livestreamed)

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

December 4, 2022, 7:00 PM
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Ann Arbor, Michigan

SOLO ORGAN RECITAL

May 4, 2023, 12:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church
Providence, Rhode Island