Jonathan Allsopp


Jonathan Allsopp is Assistant Director of Music at Southwell Minster; in this role, he is the principal accompanist to the Cathedral Choir, playing for all services in the Minster. He regularly conducts the Cathedral Choir (including for the 2023 Easter Day Eucharist, broadcast live on BBC One), and directs the Minster Chorale, the Cathedral’s adult voluntary choir. He oversees both the annual organ recital series, and Music in the State Chamber, a series in support of Southwell Minster Choir Association which promotes, in particular, young and local musicians. He has previously held organ scholarships at the cathedrals of Westminster, Durham and Hereford.


Jonathan also maintains an active freelance career. He has given organ recitals in cathedrals and churches across the country, as well as in Holland and Canada. He gives an annual performance of Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur at Southwell, and has given first performances of works by Francis Jackson, Roxanna Panufnik and Alec Roth. He is Musical Director of the Lincoln Chorale, and is accompanist to Nottingham Harmonic Choir. He regularly directs and plays with the Musical & Amicable Society at Southwell (including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and Bach’s St John Passion). At university, he founded the Dunelm Consort and Players, giving performances of choral works by Bach and Handel.


Jonathan began the organ with Ronny Krippner while at school; he currently studies with Tom Bell and Colin Walsh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.



We rehearse weekly in central Lincoln during the academic term  on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30pm with a short break. Rehearsals are usually taken by the Musical Director. We also rehearse on the day of the concert  in the concert venue.


We normally perform three concerts per year, one in each academic term. We perform in a variety of Churches and Concert venues in and around Lincoln. Recent venues have included The Drill Hall, St Giles' and St Nicholas' churches and The Chapter House of LIncoln Cathedral.