Chapelle du Roi is directed by Alistair Dixon who 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 included 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.
Alistair Dixon is chairman of the Renaissance Society and jointly runs the recently established music publishing company The Cantiones Press.