Brian Jones, one of America’s most highly regarded church musicians, is Emeritus Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Copley Square, Boston, where he directed a widely acclaimed program from 1984 to 2004. He has since served in three interim positions: Director of Cathedral Music at the Cathedral of St John, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Director of Music at Old South Church in Boston; and Associate Organist of Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is active as a organ solo concert artist, and is in demand as guest conductor and accompanist. In June, 2009, he was Organist in Residence at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco while the cathedral choir was on tour in Europe. He is Director of the Copley Singers, a Boston-based choir he founded in 2006, and with which he has appeared in the New England area as well as on Bermuda, where the singers collaborated with the Ensemble Singers of Bermuda in a concert in May, 2009 celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of the island.
From January through May, 2010, Brian was Visiting Artist at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, Kentucky, where he collaborated with Erich Balling, Director of Music, in the outstanding program which features a choir of girls, boys, and men.
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Mr. Jones has performed as an organ concert artist in many parts of the United States and England, and his programs have often been praised for their variety and interest, as well as for the artistic and communicative integrity he brings to the music of the King of Instruments. He has been heard in such venues as the National Cathedral, Washington, DC; Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; St. Thomas Church, New York City; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon; Rutgers University; Harvard; Yale; Smith College; Westminster College in Pennsylvania; and Wheaton College in Massachusetts. He has often played programs for conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Association of Anglican Musicians. With flutist Susan Clarke he has performed many programs which have explored a wide range of the literature for flute and organ. He has released numerous recordings of organ solo music, music for brass and organ, for piano and organ, and with the Trinity Choir.

Mr. Jones gave a highly acclaimed performance at the Romantic Organ Symposium in Milwaukee, which a reviewer said "had life, passion, excitement ~ all elements too seldom heard in any organ recital, indeed too seldom heard in any recital." He has been a tireless advocate for the organ and its music, and has performed innumerable demonstrations for listeners of all ages, incorporating music of all periods and styles into his programs. He has often been heard on National Public Radio, as well as on the BBC. He has taught at many workshops and conferences of the American Guild of Organists and American Choral Director's Association, and also at the Evergreen Music Conference, Sewanee Conference, and St. Dunstan's Workshop. In the summer of 2004 he was invited to lecture at the Eton Choral Course in England. He has played countless dedication recitals of new and rebuilt organs, and has been praised for his ability to communicate the breadth, depth and brilliance of a new instrument to members of congregations who have invested significant resources in such a new venture.

In his time at Trinity Church, Boston, one of America's great churches, he built the Trinity Choir into a group of national and international prominence, and founded the Parish Choir, which was also highly successful. Candlelight Carols, on the London-Polygram label, has enjoyed immense popularity for more than a twenty years and is still available. In a review of With Heart And Voice, critic David Vernier called the Trinity Choir “one of America’s outstanding choirs,” praising the group as “musically accomplished, exemplary in technique, experienced in a formidable range of repertoire, and possessing a concordant, evenly-balanced ensemble sound that can only be described as sublime.” Radiant Light — Songs for the Millennium, on the Dorian label, has had similar response, and listener reviews of this recording on amazon.com average five stars. A Choral Christmas, released several years ago, elicited the following first review: “this is a first rate recording that will satisfy all listeners looking for an ideal all-around Christmas choral collection.” Gramophone Magazine said: “We hear sweetness, purity, and serenity throughout this recording, certainly an example of American choral performance at its height. Recorded in Trinity Church’s reverberant yet transparent acoustics, the recording brings reflective and exuberant holiday sentiments into glowing focus.” During the month of December, 2001, A Choral Christmas was consistently in the top 25 CDs on amazon.com. His final CD with the Trinity Choir and colleague Michael Kleinschmidt, The Sounds of Light, was released in 2006. The Trinity Choir has often been heard on National Public Radio, as well as in Great Britain on the BBC, where the group was featured in a broadcast especially recorded in Boston by British engineers. In June, 1997, the Trinity Choir toured England, with services and performances in such significant venues as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Salisbury Cathedral; and New College, Oxford. The Trinity Choir toured Central Europe in June, 2004.

Brian Jones is a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Boston University and studied organ with Haskell Thomson and Jack Fisher, choral directing with Robert Fountain, orchestral conducting with Hermann Genhart, and eurythmics with Inda Howland.

Mr. Jones was raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he traces his ancestors back to 1632, with the arrival of Christopher Wadsworth, who became the first constable in Duxbury, and whose great-grandson is the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Maestro Jones assumed his first regular position as a church organist at age fourteen, and carries on somewhat of a Jones family tradition:  his grandfather was an organist and his great uncle, a farmer in Maine, played at the Federated Church in Turner, Maine for sixty-six years.   He lives in Boston with his partner, Michael Rocha, and is the proud father of a daughter, Eliza, a son, Nathaniel, and the proud grandfather of Nicholas and Caroline.
 
In his spare time, Brian enjoys his family, friends, sailing, reading, exercise, travel, and driving his antique car, "Lydia," a 1933 Chrysler Royal Eight CT Rumble Seat Coupe.