Christopher Allsop ORGAN

Christopher Allsop was born and educated in London. In his final year at school he held the Organ Scholarship at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, before spending a gap-year as Organ Scholar at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in June 1996, where he spent three years as Organ Scholar, reading music. He studied the organ with Richard Dunster-Sigtermans, lain Simcock and David Sanger.

After a year teaching for the University Music Faculty and Assistant Organist at Great St. Mary's, Cambridge, Christopher moved to Birmingham in 1997. As Assistant Organist of the Cathedral and Organist of the Blue Coat School, Edgbaston, he accompanied the Cathedral Choir on many broadcasts, tours and recordings and taught organ, piano and class music at school. He also founded and directed the New Birmingham Scholars Chamber Choir, taught at Birmingham Conservatoire, and regularly played for various local choirs including Ex Cathedra and Birmingham Bach Choir.

In 2004 Christopher took up his present post of Assistant Organist at Worcester Cathedral and Music Teacher at The King's School. His work involves accompanying the Cathedral Choir, directing the boys and men of the Voluntary Choir and teaching curricular music to all ages, as well as giving individual piano and organ lessons. In Summer 2005 Christopher was Festival Organist for the Worcester Three Choirs Festival, and he is also accompanist to the Worcester Festival Choral Society. In his spare time, Christopher is particularly enjoying exploring the local countryside with his wife Amanda and daughter Lucy.

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