and organist from Wales who attended Emmanuel College at the University of
Cambridge before moving to the U.S. in 1998, when he became the assistant
organist and organ scholar at Harvard Memorial Church. (He has since gone on to become
their choirmaster, as well.)
In 2000, he
fulfilled similar duties at Christ Church United Methodist in New York, New
York, whilst doing his master’s work at The Mannes College of Music.
Then he became
the seventh choirmaster and organist in the history of Harvard University. On 22nd November 2009
(St. Cecilia’s Day) he premiered Carson Cooman’s
“The Acts of the Apostles”. This was followed by the University’s
100th Carols Service, which premiered Carson Cooman’s
setting of “Love Came Down at Christmas” and Alice Parker’s
fantasia on “While Shepherds Watched”.
us a Child is Born”:
Edward and his wife welcomed Henry Elwyn
Forsythe-Jones into the world on 28th February 2010.
On Palm Sunday
in 2010, the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and the Harvard University
Choir performed “St. John Passion” by Johann Sebastian
Bach. Their Easter Sunday
service included Horatio Parker’s “Light’s Glittering
Morn” and the premiere of John Rutter’s
new setting of “Most Glorious Lord of Life”.
Edward was one
of the last organists to strike a note on the Fisk Opus 46 organ in
Appleton Chapel, which is being replaced but has found a new home at a
Presbyterian church in Austin, Texas.
which Edward appears include Christmas
in the Busch and The 95th
Annual Christmas Carol Services.
Edward Jones recordings
Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Pro Organo CD 7134 (Christmas
in the Busch)
Conductor – Murray Forbes Somerville
Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Director – Robert Mealy
Soprano – Awet Andemicael
Bass – Mark Risinger
Organists – Erica Johnson and Edward Jones
- Liner notes: Christmas at the Busch