Dr. Nigel Allison
Director of Music

The current organist and choir master of Wilton Parish Church is Dr Nigel Allison, who has been in post as Musical Director since 1988. Dr Allison grew up in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where he first joined his local church choir at the age of eight. He has held organist posts in Mansfield, Sheffield and Glasgow where he served as assistant organist at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. During his time at Wilton, he has supervised the 1992 rebuild of the organ and led two successful tours of the Parish Church Choir to Saintes in France. He has given numerous recitals in the local area including Salisbury Cathedral.    


Edward Akers

Edward Akers
Deputy Organist

Edward grew up in the Marlborough area of Wiltshire before reading music at Trinity ​Hall, Cambridge, then doing a further year studying organ playing at the Royal Academy of Music. He then taught piano (mostly) privately and in some a number of independent schools, as well as giving various organ recitals locally. After marriage in 1981 and our move to Salisbury in 1983, he began deputising as the organist of Wilton Parish Church, until the disruptions of parenthood.(He and his wife Debbie now have 2 grown-up daughters and 3 grandchildren!)

Andrew Hanley
Assistant Director of Junior Music

Sara-Lois Cunningham
Vocal Consultant