Alistair Dixon   conductor


Alistair conducted music by Tallis, Mundy and Parsons at the English Weekend in Cologne in March 2001 and directed the first week of the Lacock Summer School in July 2001.

Alistair Dixon was born in 1961 and brought up in Ware, Hertfordshire. He was educated as a music scholar at Millfield School in Somerset where he studied the violin and organ. He graduated from Liverpool University in 1982, having continued his organ studies with Noel Rawsthorne and Ian Tracey. After a spell as Director of Music at St. Mary's Ilkeston he became a Songman in the Cathedral Choir in Derby. In 1993 he was appointed a Gentleman in Ordinary at Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, where duties include singing the Sunday services at St James' Palace and providing the music for state occasions such as the Distribution of the Maundy and the annual service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. In 1994 Alistair Dixon founded the ensemble Chapelle du Roi which specialises in the performance of sacred music from Renaissance England and Spain. Their series of the complete works of Thomas Tallis has been received to great critical acclaim. Alistair Dixon is chairman of the Renaissance Society and jointly runs the recently established early music publishing company The Cantiones Press.

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