Organ Recital

The 2024 Cathedral Organ Recital Series welcomes first-rate organists to play Truro’s acclaimed Father Willis Organ. This week we welcome Jerry Mead. This recital will be live-streamed on this page at 13:10 and our YouTube channel


Alleluyas - Simon Preston (1938-2022)

Adagio in E Major, H 63, No.2 - Frank Bridge (1879- 1941)

Visions of the Holy Spirit - Daniel Ficarri (b.1996)

               I.             The Impulse

              II.            The Angelic Being 

             III.            The Mystic Man 

              IV.            The Conversion of America 

               V.            The Renewal of the Age

Alex Davison, Narrator 

Attende Domine from 12 Chorale Preludes, Op. 8 No. 3 - Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)

Carillon de Westminster from 24 Pièces de Fantaisie, Op. 54, No. 6 - Louis Vierne (1870- 1937)


Jeremiah Mead, a graduate of the Juilliard School (B.Mus.) and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (M.M), is a concert organist and church musician.

He has played concerts throughout the United States and abroad in the United Kingdom. Jeremiah started his musical career as a chorister in the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys in New Haven, Connecticut, under the direction of Walden Moore. During his time as a chorister, he began organ lessons with Dr. Andrew Kotylo, then - associate director of music at Trinity. He also studied organ with Dr. Ezequiel Menendez at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT.

At Juilliard, Jeremiah studied organ performance with renowned organist, Paul Jacobs. Whilst at Juilliard, he had performances at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and others. While studying at the Jacobs School of Music, he completed a double major in organ performance studying with Dr. Christopher Young, and sacred music studying with Dr. Jeffrey Smith. He also studied choral conducting with Dr. Dominic DiOrio, Dr. Betsy Burliegh and Walter Huff.

While studying at Jacobs, he served as the director of music and organist at First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. He also served as an accompanist for the Indiana University Children's Choir. Other notable performances include the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and the National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. In the U.K, Hereford Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, St. John’s College Cambridge and others. Jeremiah currently serves as the organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in the UK. At Truro, he trains the boy probationers during morning practices, plays for 2-3 evensongs weekly, and participates in other major services held at the cathedral.

He also assists with the organ recital series, which features the renowned Father Willis pipe organ. Jeremiah is from Madison, Connecticut. When he's not playing the organ, he enjoys pursuing his interest in model railroading and railroad photography, particularly focusing on steam locomotives. In his free time, he also likes to take evening walks along the beach.


The series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 45 minutes. There is no charge to attend or listen to these concerts. We rely on your support to help with the cost of maintaining the cathedral’s famous Father Willis Organ. Keeping the cathedral’s musical instruments in first-rate condition enables us to put on such recitals.

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