“a coolly aristocratic player”
-The Dallas Morning News
“…impeccable…virtuosic, physical and simply thrilling.”
-The Press, York (UK)
JEREMY S. BRUNS
Organist & Choral Conductor
JEREMY S. BRUNS is the Associate Organist & Choirmaster at The Church of the Advent in Boston. Bruns has previously held positions in Dorchester MA, Pittsburgh PA and other locations, including three years as Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where he worked daily with the late John Scott and the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Mr. Bruns has also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches TX, where he was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Mr. Bruns is Dean of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians. He studied with David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, earning the M.Mus. in performance and literature and the Performer’s Certificate. Bruns has won prizes in major competitions, including the 2003 Dallas International Organ Competition. He was also one of four North American finalists chosen to compete in the 1998 Calgary International Organ Festival and Competition, and was a prize winner in the 1993 International J.S. Bach Organ Competition held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
Mr. Bruns has been heard on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipedreams, and has accompanied the Saint Thomas Choir for regular broadcasts on BBC Radio, as well as recordings on the Pro Organo label. He has been featured at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston SC, and has performed numerous recitals with engagements including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, Canterbury Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral, St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, St. Paul Cathedral and Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, Adolphus Busch Hall (Harvard), and the Fasor Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary. A solo recording on the Pro Organo label entitled "French Éclat at Saint Thomas Church" is available.