Warren Trevelyan-Jones was born in the United Kingdom, and began his singing career as a Choral Scholar and Lay Clerk in Exeter Cathedral Choir, graduating in music at the University in 1988. In 1993, he qualified as a music therapist at Bristol University and became a Lay Clerk in Winchester Cathedral Choir, combining freelance singing with work in music therapy. In 1999 he was appointed Lay Vicar in the Choir of Westminster Abbey, London. where he sang for over eight years. During his time at Westminster Abbey, the Choir recorded a series of CDs for Hyperion, toured the Far East, Australia and the US, and sang at many state occasions, most notably at the funeral of the Queen Mother.

In 2001 he co-founded the ensemble group Ensemble Plus Ultra with Dr Michael Noone, which has performed extensively throughout Europe and recorded many CDs, including a series of 10 CDs of music by Victoria for DG Archiv, which won a Gramophone Early Music Award. In 2008, with Peter Tregear, he founded The Consort of Melbourne and has directed them in a series of concerts at the new Melbourne Recital Centre and for Music Viva Australia.

In 2008, Warren was appointed Head of Music at St James’ Church. He is also director of Sydney-based ensemble, The Parsons Affayre.

Warren has been a regular member of many of the leading early music ensembles both in Britain and in Europe, including Vocalconsort Berlin, The Gabrieli Consort, Taverner Consort, Orchestra of the Renaissance, The Dunedin Consort, Collegium Vocale of Ghent and La Chapelle Royale of Paris. He has also performed with The Sixteen and The Tallis Scholars. He has travelled extensively and has appeared on over 60 CD recordings, and on many television and radio broadcasts, in many of the world’s leading music festivals and concert halls, and in over 30 countries. Warren has also appeared as tenor soloist with Melbourne Symphony Chorus in concerts in Melbourne and in Angel Place, Sydney, and is an experienced singing teacher.

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Alistair Nelson is the Organist of St James’ Church, King Street, where he is responsible for all liturgical organ playing, performs regularly in the lunchtime and Subscription Concert series, and directs the St James’ Singers. He is also a visiting organ tutor at Sydney Grammar School. Alistair recently performed with The Choir of St James’ at The Esplanade in Singapore as part of the festival ‘Tapestry of Sacred Music’, and at City Recital Hall with Sydney Chamber Choir and The Metropolitan Orchestra. He has given numerous solo recitals in the USA and Australia.

Alistair holds a Master Music degree from Yale University for which he studied on full scholarship. He studied repertoire with Thomas Murray and Martin Jean and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart, and was awarded the Mary Baker Scholarship in Organ Accompaniment. His Yale degree recital was broadcast on ABC Classic FM on the Rising Stars program. Whilst at Yale, Alistair was Organ Scholar and Interim Organist at Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut. Following this, he spent four years as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, New York, where he directed the Girls’ Choir and Schola Cantorum, assisted with and accompanied the Choir of Men and Boys, and featured on the CD In praises of the child. He also served on the staff of the Montreal Boys’ Choir course.

Before leaving Sydney, he received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours. He also received first prize (the John Brown Award) in the Open Section of the Sydney Organ Competition, and made an ABC Young Performers recording. Alistair grew up in Sydney, beginning his organ studies at Trinity Grammar, and serving as Organ Scholar at St Anne’s, Strathfield, and St Paul’s, Burwood. He later served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, featuring on their CD What sweeter music. Alistair plans to make another recording in the near future.

 

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Titus Grenyer is the Robert Blunden Organ Scholar at St James’. His musical education began with the violin at age three, and soon expanded to studying piano, music composition and theory. In 2013, he was awarded the inaugural IMB Roger Soden Organ Scholarship at Wollongong Conservatorium, which began his career in organ with a recital at the end of the year. He was awarded an AMusA with distinction in 2015, as well as being selected for the young organists’ concert at St Mary’s Cathedral. Having completed the HSC, he began tertiary education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Organ Studies in 2016, and in the same year was appointed Organ Scholar at St Andrew’s College.

Titus has performed in multiple concerts on violin, piano and organ, including a tour to Europe with the Bluescope Youth Orchestra in 2013. He has placed many times in the Sydney Eisteddfod for composition, and the Wollongong Eisteddfod for violin and piano. He hopes to continue studying the organ for the remainder of his undergraduate studies, and then to complete a master’s degree.

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