John Robinson is the Director of Music at St Paul’s Church, Harvard Square. There, he is responsible for the training and direction of The Choir of St. Paul’s in daily sung Mass, and oversees thriving church and school music departments. In serving the liturgy at St Paul’s Church, this renowned choir of boys and men performs music ranging from Gregorian Chant to a modern and contemporary repertoire. Since taking up the position, Mr. Robinson has played an active role in directing Catholic Youth Music festivals both at St. Paul’s and elsewhere. As an organist, Mr Robinson’s recordings are available on the Priory, Hyperion, Herald, York Ambisonic and Syrinx labels.
Prior to his work at St. Paul’s, Mr. Robinson worked and received his education in England. After training as a chorister and organist at Hereford Cathedral, John became Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral, and subsequently at St John’s College Cambridge. While at Cambridge, he accompanied the world famous choir of St John’s College on tour, in broadcasts and on recordings, as well as in daily chapel services. Additonally, Mr. Robinson won first prize in several organ competitions while at Cambridge. Upon graduating he was appointed Assistant Organist of Carlisle Cathedral, and subsequently Assistant Organist of Canterbury Cathedral. www.johnrobinsonorganist.com
JEREMY S. BRUNS is the newly appointed Assistant Director of Music at St. Paul’s Church and Choir School in Harvard Square. He has held positions in Buffalo NY, Boston MA, and Pittsburgh PA among other locations, including three years as Associate Organist of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, where he worked daily with John Scott and the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Mr. Bruns studied with David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, earning his M.Mus. in performance and literature and the Performer’s Certificate. He has won prizes in major international competitions, and has been heard regularly on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipe Dreams, broadcasts on BBC Radio, and recordings on the Pro Organo label. Bruns 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, and other venues in the United States and England. Future engagements include the Fasor Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.
Forrest Eimold Forrest Eimold is a graduate of St. Paul’s Choir School, where he was the Junior Organ Scholar and an Organ student of John Robinson. Also a student at New England Conservatory, Forrest studies piano with Marc Ryser and composition with Larry Bell. He has performed prestigious roles (including Piano in Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques, as well as featuring prominently in the annual Contemporary Music festival both as performer and composer). His composition Three Marimbas was premiered in April 2013 at the Rivers School Conservatory. In June 2013, he became the youngest organist ever (aged 13) to present Messiaen’s epic organ cycle Livre du Saint Sacrement at Saint Paul’s Church | Harvard Square. Greatly in demand as a solo performer and Collaborative Musician, Forrest is a pupil at Roxbury Latin School.