Allsop was born and educated in London. While at school
he was Organ Scholar at St. Martin-in-the-Fields,
Trafalgar Square, before spending a gap-year as Organ
Scholar at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He
graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in June
1996, where he spent three years as Organ Scholar,
reading music. He studied the organ with Richard Dunster-Sigtermans,
Iain Simcock and David Sanger.
a year at Great St. Mary's, Cambridge, Christopher
moved to Birmingham Cathedral in 1997 as Assistant
Organist and Organist of the Blue Coat School, Edgbaston.
While there he accompanied the Cathedral Choir on
many broadcasts, tours and recordings, and founded
and directed the New Birmingham Scholars.
2004 Christopher took up his present post of Assistant
Organist at Worcester Cathedral and Music Teacher
at The King's School. His work at the Cathedral involves
accompanying the Cathedral Choir, and directing the
boys and men of the Voluntary Choir. At King's he
teaches curricular music to all ages, as well as giving
individual piano and organ lessons. Last Summer Christopher
was Festival Organist for the Worcester Three Choirs
Festival, and he is also the accompanist to the Worcester
Festival Choral Society. In his spare time, Christopher
enjoys exploring the Malvern Hills with his wife Amanda
and daughter Lucy.