Edward Marshall appointed as Organ Scholar for the 2024/2025 academic year

Edward Marshall appointed as Organ Scholar for the 2024/2025 academic year

The Chapter of Wells Cathedral is delighted to announce that Edward Marshall has been appointed as Organ Scholar for the 2024/2025 academic year.

 Edward is currently Organ Scholar for the University of Exeter’s Chapel Choir, where he accompanies the choir for weekly services of Choral Evensong and Choral Eucharist. Edward has played in some of the most prestigious venues of the South-West, playing at Exeter Cathedral, Bath Abbey, and most recently playing continuo for Bach’s St John’s Passion in Buckfast Abbey. He combines his musical endeavours with his university studies where he currently reads Human Geography. 

 During his time at university, Edward has received organs lessons from both Timothy Noon (Exeter Cathedral) and James Anderson-Besant (Truro Cathedral). Edward first learned to play the organ at aged 16 whilst at school, where during this time he began and has since maintained a freelance career where he has played for various choirs and churches, as well as numerous schools. Most notably, Edward was recently the organist for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Service of Remembrance as part of his visit to the South-West in November 2023.

 Edward is currently working towards his ARCO and is excited to be taking up the post of Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral next year.

 Michael Graham, Director of Chapel Music at the University of Exeter, says “Both the University and I are thrilled that Ed is going on to this prestigious position. During his University career, Ed has made a huge contribution to music across the campus in varying genres. It has been a joy to watch him grow not only as an organist but as an excellent choir trainer. We wish him the best of luck at Wells.” 

 Edward will join the Music Department in September 2024, and we look forward to welcoming him to Wells!

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