FRCO, BA, BMusED
Alana Brook is Assistant Organist at Lincoln Cathedral, where she is responsible for directing the Cathedral Consort, training the probationer choristers, playing the organ and conducting regular services. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, winning the Turpin/Durrant prize in 2021. She has given recitals at St David’s Cathedral, Ripon Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, and at the 2022 Three Choirs Festival in Hereford.
Hailing from Australia, Alana began her organ studies in 2011 at St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide. She studied a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Adelaide before moving to England in September 2015 to take up the role of Organ Scholar at Milton Abbey School. She was appointed Organ Scholar at Ripon Cathedral in September 2017, where she was responsible for organising the choir’s first international tour in over 10 years, travelling to Germany in July 2019.
Alana is an active member of the Society of Women Organists and is the co-chair of the women composers for organ committee. They have published a comprehensive directory of women composers of organ and liturgical music, which is updated monthly. Through this she has discovered many previously unknown female composers, and has enjoyed transcribing works by Leonora d’Este, a nun from 16th century Italy.