The organ scholar plays an important role in the choral music tradition at Truro Cathedral. Each year an organ scholar is appointed. The role includes; aiding the director and assistant director of music in daily rehearsal and training of Truro Cathedral
Truro Cathedral has three organs. The Father Willis organ (4 manuals, 45 speaking stops) dates from 1887, is widely considered to be one of Willis’ greatest achievements and attracts many players of international calibre to Truro Cathedral each year. The Byfield organ in St Mary’s Aisle (2 manuals, 12 speaking stops) dates from c 1750 and was completely overhauled in 1984 and cleaned in 2002. In 1997 a Chamber Organ for the Cathedral was built by the Northamptonshire builder Kenneth Tickell.