Jamie Hitel, Director of Music
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Jamie Hitel, widely respected as a performer, composer, conductor and teacher, has held a variety of positions and performed in different settings across the globe.
Formerly Director of Music at Waltham Abbey, England, Jamie moved to the USA in 2000. Since that time, he has worked within the Episcopal church, training choirs of boys, girls and adults.
Compositions include hymns, chants, anthems, and two stage musicals. An unaccompanied anthem for Advent – Hark, the Glad Sound – is available through Encore Publications. An anthem for treble voices and organ – Bread of the World – is published by the RSCM.
When not directing choirs, Jamie Hitel maintains a busy solo organ recital career. Concert venues have included London’s St. Paul’s and Westminster Cathedrals; New York’s Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue and Trinity Church, Wall Street; and Seattle’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Recent organ recitals in Germany have included concerts in Paderborn Cathedral and Braunschweig.
Jamie Hitel was special guest conductor of the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra in a 2015 performance at St Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany.
Jamie is Artistic Director of Ex Ecclesia – a pan-Atlantic chamber choir, specializing in music of the Anglican Choral Tradition. Members from the UK, USA, and Holland made their debut at Hereford Cathedral in July 2016.
Plans for 2018 include a choir tour to Winchester Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral, London, followed by an organ recital tour, including an appearance in the popular Ripon Cathedral series.
Jamie, now an American citizen, lives in Riverside, Connecticut.