Simon Jacobs is appointed organist and choirmaster for Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He leads the church’s music program, directing the Taylor Choir, St. Nicholas Choir, St. Cecilia Choir, and the Compline Choir, and administers the Taylor Memorial Concert Series. The Taylor Choir will be in residence for a week at Norwich Cathedral, UK, in July. Jacobs leads worship and gives recitals on the historic 1928 Welte organ, Opus 261, of four manuals, 56 ranks.
He received a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge University, where he was organ scholar at Christ’s College, and the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Jacobs was previously organ scholar at Salisbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish, Coral Gables, Florida, and director of music and organist at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut. While in Connecticut, he was director of the Anglican Singers and a rehearsal conductor for Yale Schola Cantorum. For part of 2017, Jacobs returned to his hometown where he began his musical career as a boy chorister, as acting assistant director of music at Truro Cathedral, UK. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.