Choral Conductor

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.

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
2016 -            Director of Music      Hope and Shipley Office Choirs

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

Christmas Oratorio
Jesu meine freude
Singet dem Herrn
Magnificat
St John Passion
Chichester Psalms
Choral Suite from West Side Story
Stabat Mater
Ceremony of Carols
Hymn to St Cecilia
Rejoice in the Lamb
St Nicolas
Messe de Minuit
Four Motets
Requiem
The Music Makers
Cantique de Jean Racine
Messe Basse
Requiem
Lo, the full final sacrifice
In Terra Pax
Choral Suite from Porgy and Bess
Messe Solennelle
Coronation Anthems
Messiah
Nelson Mass
Mass in B flat
Music's Praise
Missa Brevis
Mass in F
Requiem
Magnificat
Messa di Gloria
Petite Messe Solennelle
Gloria
Magnificat
Choral Suite from Les Miserables
Friede auf Erden
Mass in G
Evening Primrose (World Premier of choral arrangements)
The Crucifixion
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Five Mystical Songs
Messe Solennelle
Gloria

Bach            
Bach            
Bach            
Bach            
Bach            
Bernstein        
Bernstein        
Bononcini        
Britten            
Britten            
Britten            
Britten            
Charpentier        
Duruflé        
Duruflé        
Elgar            
Fauré            
Fauré            
Fauré        
Finzi      
Finzi      
Gershwin   
Gounod    
Handel     
Handel   
Haydn        
Hummel     
Hurd     
Kodaly       
Mozart      
Mozart      
Pergolesi   
Puccini    
Rossini    
Rutter    
Rutter    
Schoenberg    
Schönberg    
Schubert   
Sondheim    
Stainer        
Vaughan Williams    
Vaughan Williams   
Vierne        
Vivaldi