Ed Jones

March 9th, 2013

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Ed Jones is currently Organist and Musical Director at St Margaret’s Church, Gallowgate and Organ Scholar to the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Aberdeen. He is also actively involved in working with choirs, such as Con Anima Chamber Choir and Aberdeen University Choral Society. He has performed all over the UK, most recently at St David’s and St Asaph’s, Wales, and Canterbury Cathedrals. Ed studies organ with Dr Roger Williams MBE, and will be sitting his Certificate of the Royal College of Organists next year.

 Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours at the University of Aberdeen in 2011, studying primarily composition with Professor Paul Mealor. During his time as an undergraduate, he was awarded the Ogston Music Making Award, the Chris Cadwur James Composition Award and the first music student to be awarded the Aberdeen City Quincentenary Prize, a prize awarded annually to three students across the Aberdeen universities for recognition of academic and personal achievements.

Ed is actively involved with many ensembles. Last year he was Musical Director of the University’s Opera Society’s production of Carmen, as well as this year’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He sings bass and is the Chorus Master with Con Anima Chamber Choir.

This academic year he started a PhD in Composition at Aberdeen University specialising in vocal and choral compositions using text from Scottish texts and writers and from other areas connected to the north sea. Ed is honoured to have been awarded a studentship by the “Society and Culture in the North Sea World” project. Ed’s choral works have been performed by various groups such as De Profundis by Con Anima Chamber Choir and O Vos Omnes by the Aberdeen University Chamber Choir on their recent tour to Wales. Future works include a setting of a text by Prof. Peter Davidson at “The North Research Fair” on October the 28th, performed by Jillian Bain Christie, Soprano, and Ed Jones, Piano. 

Besides his musical activities, Ed enjoys Amerindian woodcarving, travelling and appreciates good rum