The Senior Organ Scholar plays a key role in the Music Foundation, assisting in the training of the choristers and sharing in the playing and conducting of the daily services.
Harrison Cole is 18 and completed his A-levels and school education in June 2018. He attended Ipswich School as a music scholar, and for three years went to the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department, where he studied organ with Anne Marsden Thomas and conducting with Alexander Walker. In October 2019, he will be reading music at Trinity College, Cambridge – he will also be the organ scholar there, working with the college’s world-famous choir, under the direction of Stephen Layton. Harrison has toured across Europe, and has performed in a variety of venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and Snape Maltings. He recently won the Recital Class in the Suffolk Festival of the Arts Organ Competition, being the first ever winner of the George Thalben-Ball recital cup. As an accompanist and chamber musician, Harrison enjoys a varied schedule of playing with instrumentalists, singers and choirs. Outside of music, Harrison has a keen interest in a wide variety of literature, philosophy, and history.