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Warren Trevelyan-Jones was appointed Head of Music at St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney in 2008, and is regarded as one of the leading choral conductors and choir trainers in Australia. He 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.  Warren has had an extensive singing career as a soloist and ensemble singer in Europe, including nine years in the Choir of Westminster Abbey, and regular work with the Gabrieli Consort, Collegium Vocale (Ghent), the Taverner Consort, The Kings Consort, Dunedin Consort, The Sixteen and the Tallis Scholars. He has appeared on over 60 CD recordings, numerous television and radio broadcasts, and in many of the world’s leading music festivals and concert halls.

Warren founded the Gramophone award-winning group Ensemble Plus Ultra with Dr Michael Noone in 2001. In 2008 he founded The Consort of Melbourne with Peter Tregear, and has directed them in a series of concerts at the new Melbourne Recital Centre and for Music Viva Australia.

In September 2017, Warren was appointed Chorus Master of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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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. Alistair has performed with The Choir of St James’ at City Recital Hall, 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


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Titus Grenyer is the 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 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, and was awarded an LMusA with distinction. He has given solo recitals at St Andrew’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Cathedral and Christ Church St Laurence.

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.