Alex has been the Conductor of several choirs and choral societies, ranging in size from 10 to 70 members. He conducted his first choral concert in 1986, appearing alongside David Essex, Alvin Stardust and Nigel Kennedy, and has since built a wide ranging repertoire including major classical choral works by composers such as Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria, Handel, Mozart, Stanford, Wesley, Wood, Finzi, Britten, Poulenc, Fauré, Duruflé, Sumsion, Berkeley and Howells as well as a large amount of lighter music from a capella jazz arrangements to songs from musicals. Most recently he has directed several passenger choirs on cruise ships, to great acclaim. He has been appointed to the roster of conductors of Hope and Shipley, an organisation which runs choirs in various offices in London.
He has conducted in the cathedrals of Guildford, Winchester, Exeter, St Edmondsbury, St Albans, Peterborough and Norwich as well as St George’s Chapel, Windsor and concert venues throughout Britain and performed on tour in France, Holland, Belgium and Canada.
He is currently Musical Director of Medieval Banquets, London, where he leads and accompanies all performances including Medieval/Tudor, Christmas, Halloween and 1920s themed evenings, arranging, editing and rehearsing all the music with the company of professional performers.
1986-94 Director of Music Octavian Singers (20 voices)
1990-97 Director of Music Surrey Heath Choral Society (70+ voices)
1994-98 Director of Music EXOS (10 voices)
2012-15 Director of Music Saga Sapphire Passenger Choirs
2017 - Director of Music Medieval Banquets
In addition Alex has been conductor of the Guildford Camerata, a chamber orchestra specialising in 20th English Music for Strings, the leader of a Christian Jazz Band, Director of a 6 piece Dance Band and Director of Music & Organist at churches in the South East.
Choral Repertoire as Conductor
Jesu meine freude
Singet dem Herrn
St John Passion
Choral Suite from West Side Story
Ceremony of Carols
Hymn to St Cecilia
Rejoice in the Lamb
Messe de Minuit
The Music Makers
Cantique de Jean Racine
Lo, the full final sacrifice
In Terra Pax
Choral Suite from Porgy and Bess
Mass in B flat
Mass in F
Messa di Gloria
Petite Messe Solennelle
Choral Suite from Les Miserables
Friede auf Erden
Mass in G
Evening Primrose (World Premier of choral arrangements)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs