Appointment of new Assistant Director of Music

From an exceptionally strong field of candidates, Chapter is very pleased to announce the appointment of Alexander Hamilton, currently Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey, as Assistant Director of Music at Wells Cathedral, subject to satisfactory checks. Alex has served in his current post since September 2018 and before that was Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Music. Alex will join the Cathedral staff for September 2020.

Jeremy Cole, the Director of Music, said: “I am delighted that we have appointed Alexander Hamilton to be our Assistant Director of Music. Alexander’s skill and experience both as an organist and choir-trainer will make him a huge asset to the Music Foundation at the Cathedral. I am very much looking forward to working with him when he joins us in September.”

Alexander said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as the new Assistant Director of Music of Wells Cathedral. Music at Wells has a strong reputation for excellence and innovation, and I am delighted to be asked to join the team as the choir enters a new chapter in its development. I am very much looking forward to working with terrific colleagues, serving the community and moving to such a beautiful part of the country.”

The Chapter was advised by Mr Colin Walsh, Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral.