Jonathan Wikeley is currently Director of Music at All Saints Church, Fulham in south-west London.
He started his musical training as a student at Liverpool College. He went on to study music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Exeter College, Oxford, where he sang in and conducted many choirs and ensembles; he also spent a year as a choral scholar at Truro Cathedral.
Having previously studied the violin and the piano, at Oxford he reignited a love for the organ and when he moved to London he became director of music at St Mary’s Church, Battersea. Shortly afterwards he took his ARCO, winning all the major prizes.
Jonathan has conducted many choirs across the country and abroad: he has directed the Oxford Bach Chamber Choir on tour to Portugal, and is currently musical director of semi-professional ensemble the Tamesis Consort and the Chiswick-based Hogarth Singers.
He was the co-founder and director of the Rhinegold Singers, who were formed to take part in the first ever Office Choir of the Year Competition, which they won in March 2010. As a pianist, he recently accompanied Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a performance at the Royal Opera House.
When he is not playing or conducting, Jonathan works as a freelance journalist, music arranger and editor. He has worked as a critic for the award-winning Arts Desk website, and for the US-based The Classical Review, has written for many music magazines, and has spoken about early music on BBC Radio 3. He has reviewed concerts from the Faroe Islands to Malaysia by way of Oman and the back roads of Ireland, and has interviewed musicians from John Eliot Gardiner and Matthias Bamert to Sting and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. He has had many compositions and arrangements published, which have been performed by choirs all over the world.
Until recently, Jonathan was editor of Early Music Today and deputy editor of International Piano magazine at Rhinegold Publishing. He is now the choral editor for Novello at Music Sales Ltd where he able to indulge his interests in contemporary and classical choral music on a daily basis.