St George’s Cathedral is pleased to confirm the appointment of Alexander Wilson as Cathedral Organist, succeeding Dr Frederick Stocken.


Alex joins us from St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone and has held previous positions at St Mary’s Bourne Street and Worcester College Oxford. He is the School Organist at St Paul’s School and Organ Teacher at King’s College School Wimbledon, and maintains a busy freelance career as a recitalist, accompanist, and jazz saxophonist. 

Commenting on the announcement, Diocesan Director of Music, Jonathan Schranz, said:

“After a rigorous audition process I’m delighted that Alex has agreed to join the Music Department at St George’s. Alex is an accomplished organist who is passionate about education and I have no doubt that he will be a great asset to the Cathedral and wider Diocese.” 

Cathedral Dean, Canon Michael Branch, said:

“We were thrilled with the interest in this important role which is central to the major liturgies of the Cathedral and Archdiocese. We are excited to welcome Alex into the community at St George’s, where he will build on the work of his predecessor Dr Frederick Stocken.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Alex Wilson said:

“I am delighted to be starting as the Organist at St George’s, and it will be a privilege to contribute to the worship in the Cathedral. I’m also very much looking forward to working with Jonathan, the music team, clergy and staff, and to meeting the wider community.”

Alex will take up the role in January 2024, and we are grateful to former Director of Music Norman Harper for playing for the Sundays of Advent.