Simon Jacobs is in demand as an organist, conductor and accompanist throughout the United States and Europe. He is currently Organist and Choirmaster at Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, where he leads a busy music program, and Shove Chapel Organist at Colorado College. A graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Simon was Director of Music at St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT for five and a half years, and Director of The Anglican Singers, New London, CT.
Simon began his musical education as a chorister at Truro Cathedral, under David Briggs and Andrew Nethsingha. He was Organ Scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he undertook numerous international tours, broadcasts and recordings, and was the accompanist for the Chorus of the Cambridge University Musical Society under the direction of Stephen Cleobury. Simon then spent consecutive years as Organ Scholar of Salisbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, before moving to the United States.
In the summer of 2017, Simon was Acting Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral, UK, where he accompanied and conducted daily services with the world-renowned Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Christopher Gray.
Before moving to Colorado, Simon was actively involved in the musical community at Yale University, where he was a rehearsal conductor for the Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of David Hill. He accompanied numerous university ensembles and voice students, and presented at the Institute of Sacred Music on such subjects as psalmody and continuo playing.