He is Conductor of Stirling University Choir and a sessional tutor for the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). He leads music-training events in Scotland and further afield, and is an RSCM examiner (Bronze, Silver and Gold singing awards).
He is co-author of the RSCM's Voice for Life programme, helping singers of all ages and abilities use their voice well, to understand the music they sing (and its context) and to contribute positively to the "team effort".
Following five years' pastoral work in South London, he was Organist at Worth Abbey for three years and Director of Music at Arundel Cathedral for 10 years, before returning to Scotland.
As Programme Director for the RSCM's Sacred Music Studies, he has helped many musicians and clergy to explore their vital work in worship: liturgy and music.
In 2015 he was awarded Associate of the RSCM (ARSCM) for considerable contributions of national significance to music and liturgy.
Alistair is a Colleague of the Royal College of Organists, with an ever widening repertoire. He has been supported by the IAO Brereton Memorial Fund (incorporating the Rolph Bequest), which aims to nurture organ and choral music for all.
In July 2018 he gained his CRCO diploma, winning two prizes for the highest scoring written paper and highest aggregate score. He continues studies with Philip Sawyer and with the Royal College of Organists, participating in courses in Cambridge, Oxford and Paris. His ARCO is in progress.
Sarah and Alistair are co-leaders of the Music Group, leading the music mainly for monthly All-Age Services.
The music group usually consists of strings (violin, viola and cello), guitar and piano, with added light percussion from time to time.
Shared with St Mary's, Dunblane, Laura is our first funded Organ Student – she also sings and plays the piano and violin.
Laura played the organ in public for the first time on 3rd October 2021.
Although she is usually to be found in the main congregation, Ulrike occasionally sings special pieces to enhance the liturgy, in addition to psalm settings. In late 2021 she has been our cantor, leading us in song.
Shared with St Mary's, Dunblane, Laura is our first funded Organ Student. She sings and plays the piano and violin.
We are blessed to have a Rector who can not only sing, but conduct and play the organ.
We are equally blessed in having a team of retired clergy who contribute to the worship and sacramental life of our church, enabling Christoph to play occasionally.
Previous musicians who have served at Holy Trinity include
- Piers Jones† (Organist until November 2011)
- David Page (Assistant Organist until January 2015)
- Malcolm Allan† (for over 20 years, organist for Friday morning celebrations of the Eucharist)