Jack Oades – Acting Director of Music


Jack Oades is the Acting Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral. He is responsible for the direction of the Cathedral’s music, including the daily choral services, choir concerts and the many diocesan and national occasions which take place there. Before moving to Christ Church in September 2018, Jack held positions in St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, St German’s Cathedral, Isle of Man, Croydon Minster, and St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Jack graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2015 and completed his MPhil in Composition at Trinity College, Dublin, in 2018. A prize-winning composer, he has written many works for orchestra, choir, organ, piano, synthesizer and various other chamber ensembles. His music has been performed in many venues across the British Isles, France and the USA, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, and King’s College, Cambridge, and his choral setting of O Most Merciful was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He was the winner of two composition competitions (The Charles Wood 150th Anniversary Competition 2016, and the Buckfast Abbey Millennium Composition Competition 2018) and his setting of Blessed is the Lord, a piece for Community Choir, has been published by the Chichester Music Press.