Alistair Warwick playing the Dobson Organ in Merton College Chapel, Oxford.jpg

Organist

Alistair first played the organ at the age of 10, at Christ Church, Sidcup. He has studied with Janet McCleery, Andrew Millington, Owen Rees and Matthew Beetschen, and is currently studying repertoire and figured-bass realisation with Philip Sawyer in Edinburgh.

As a member of the Royal College of Organists, Alistair benefits from tuition and coaching with many other inspiring organists, including: Gerard Brooks, Henry Fairs, Johannes Geffert, David Hill, Peter Hurford, Peter le Huray, James Parsons, David Ponsford, Frederick Stocken and Simon Williams.

His repertoire ranges from alternatim Mass and Magnificat settings (from English, French and Spanish schools), to 21st-century works. Current repertoire includes works by JS Bach, Brahms, Buxtehude, Camilleri, Couperin, Elgar, Hanff, Hindemith, Leighton, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Vierne and Weelkes.

Alistair is currently Organist and Director of Music at Stirling's Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church.

Alistair is supported by the IAO Brereton Memorial Fund (incorporating the Rolph Bequest), which aims to nurture organ and choral music for all. www.breretonfund.org.uk

What people say

  • Thanks, Alistair. Your playing makes such a difference.
  • Thank you so much for playing the organ so superbly last night. It was a really uplifting service, and you helped so much to make it so.
  • …thank you for the lovely music which contributed so much to the atmosphere and helped to make the service special. We really appreciated your contribution…
  • Instrument king: The organ was played so delicately … at Arundel Cathedral [where] Alistair Warwick … took us on a short European tour of the king of instruments. Once again, the audience was privileged but minuscule(!). (Arun News)
  • I loved the Messiaen!

Organs played include the following

key:

  • § services and liturgy
  • † concerts
  • ‡ recitals

Churches in Mainland Europe

Austria

France

Norway

  • Oslo, St Edmund (§ †)

England

  • Arundel Cathedral § † ‡
  • Arundel, St Nicholas §
  • Cambridge, St Catherine's College
  • Cambridge, Clare College
  • Chislehurst, St Aidan, Edgebury §
  • Clapham South, St Bede §
  • Cockermouth, All Saints §
  • Crawley Friary §
  • Crayford, St Mary of the Crays §
  • Croydon, Addington Palace (RSCM organs)
  • Dorking, Cleveland Lodge, Westhumble (2 RSCM organs)
  • Eltham, Christ Church Priory §
  • Forest Hill, St William of York §
  • Grasmere, St Oswald §
  • Guildford Cathedral §
  • Guildford, St Nicolas ‡
  • Littlehampton, St Joseph's Convent §
  • Mottingham, Our Lady Help of Christians §
  • New Eltham, All Saints §
  • Oxford, Balliol College
  • Oxford, Merton College
  • Oxford, New College
  • Oxford, Oriel College
  • Oxford, Queen's College
  • Petworth, Sacred Heart §
  • Rainham, St Thomas of Canterbury §
  • Salisbury, Sarum College (practice organ)
  • Sayers Common, Priory of Our Lady § (live BBC Radio broadcast The Promise of his Glory)
  • Sidcup, Christ Church §
  • Sidcup, St Lawrence §
  • Southwark, St George's Cathedral § (launch of Churches Together in England)
  • Sutton Park, St Edward § (live BBC Radio broadcast)
  • Thornton Heath, St Andrew §
  • Thornton Heath, St Jude
  • Weybridge, Christ the Prince of Peace §
  • Winchester, St Peter §
  • Woking, St Dunstan §
  • Wonersh, St John's Seminary §
  • Worth Abbey § †
Worth Abbey

Scotland

  • Aberdeen, King's College Chapel
  • Aberfoyle, St Mary
  • Alloa, St Mungo Catholic Church §
  • Alloa, St Mungo Church of Scotland §
  • Blairdrummond, Parish Church §
  • Bridge of Allan, St Saviour §
  • Clackmannan, Parish Church §
  • Dollar, St James the Great §
  • Doune, St Modoc §
  • Dunblane Cathedral §
  • Dunblane, St Blane §
  • Dunblane, St Mary §
  • Edinburgh, Canongate Kirk
  • Edinburgh, house organ
  • Edinburgh, St Mary's Metroplitan Cathedral
  • Edinburgh, St Michael and All Saints
  • Gargunnock, Parish Church §
  • Gullane, St Adrian §
  • Inverness, St Andrew's Cathedral §
  • Killin, Parish Church §
  • Perth, St Ninian's Cathedral §
  • Pluscarden Abbey
  • St Andrews, San Salvator
  • Stirling, Allan Park South §
  • Stirling, Church of the Holy Rude § †
  • Stirling, Holy Trinity § † ‡
  • Organ console at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling

And many other churches, yet to be explored…

Wales

  • Bangor Cathedral §

Movable organs

Early English Organ project

  • Wingfield organ in residence at King's College Chapel, Aberdeen
  • Wetheringsett organ in residence at King's College Chapel, Aberdeen
  • Wingfield organ in residence at Bangor Cathedral, Wales §

Roland C30

A digital instrument that looks beautiful and sounds delightful † ‡

  • Harpsichord (French & Flemish: each 8' x2; 4')
  • Fortepiano
  • Lute
  • Dyna-Harpsichord (touch sensitive for contemporary compositions)
  • Organ I: 8' flute
  • Organ II: 8' & 4' principals
and several temperaments:
  • Equal
  • Werkmeister
  • Kimberger
  • Valotti
  • Meantone


Contact

You can contact Alistair Warwick at:
Ardarroch, Glen Road, Dunblane, FK15 0GY, Scotland
+44 (0)1786 823000 | +44 (0)7792 566349
hello(at)alistairwarwick.com