Organist: Scott Farrell

Scott Farrell
Scott Farrell is Director of Music at Rochester Cathedral, the second most ancient cathedral foundation in England (founded 604AD).

At the age of fourteen Scott took up his first church appointment and whilst still at school was awarded the Associateship of the Royal College of Organists. Following study at the University of London in both Music and Education, Scott took up the position of Assistant Director of Music at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk, followed by a similar appointment to Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.

In 2002, Scott left Ely to take up the position of Organist and Master of the Music at Newcastle Cathedral. During his time there, the Choir increased its reputation, recording compact discs, broadcasting on BBC Radio 3 and regularly performing with artists such as the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Fine Arts Brass, Julian Lloyd Webber as well as touring to Malta and Sweden.

In August 2008, Scott moved to Rochester Cathedral. Here, Scott is responsible for all music in the Cathedral and most especially the direction and training of the boy choristers. The Cathedral Choir has an envious reputation and has many recordings to its credit and is a frequent broadcaster on national television and radio.

As a soloist, Scott has recorded discs on the organs at St Edmundsbury, Ely and at Newcastle. Recent solo recitals have taken Scott all around the North East of England and a recital tour to Sweden, but have also included Liverpool Cathedral, Hull City Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He has a particular love of the music of the French symphonic composers.

You can contact Scott directly by email.