Christopher Jacobson, FRCO

Chapel Organist
Westbrook Building, Divinity School
Mailing Address: 

Box 90883 Durham, NC 27708

Christopher Jacobson joined the Chapel staff in July of 2014.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and was formerly associate organist and choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, and assistant organist at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  In his roles at Duke University, he oversees the training of the Duke Organ Scholars, conducts the Duke Evensong Singers in Choral Evensong each Sunday afternoon during the academic year, and is responsible for the organ playing at Duke Chapel and Divinity School worship services. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he studied organ with David Higgs, St. Olaf College, and was a treble chorister under James Litton in the American Boychoir. He has played organ recitals throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and performed the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maurice Duruflé several times across the United States. You can also read about his distinction as a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, as well as the Duke Today interview with him. In his spare time he enjoys running marathons, biking, and sailing. More information about Jacobson and his work can be found at