Biography

Alexander is in demand as a member of some of the country's leading choirs, as well as a soloist in opera and oratorio.

He sings and has sung with some of the foremost professional choirs in England, including the Tallis Scholars, the Eric Whitacre Singers, the Cambridge SingersConsortium, Laudate (“a choir which gets the hairs on the back of your neck to tingle”, according to Gramophone), Cantores, and the choir of St Paul’s Cathedral. He was the soloist on Consortium's critically acclaimed recording of Choral Works by Max Reger, which was Classic FM Magazine's CD of the month for January 2011.  On Sunday mornings, he sings with the choir of St Peter’s Eaton Square.

He began his professional musical career as a choral scholar in the choir of New College, Oxford, where he recorded, broadcast and toured extensively with the college's world-famous chapel choir, working with the http://www.aam.co.uk/, the King’s Consort, and the Hanover Band amongst others.  He studied privately until Spring 2011, when he completed the Advanced Performers Studio's Intensive Opera Course.

His oratorio work includes repeat bookings from the Richmondshire Choral Society, the Winchester City Festival Choir, the Darlington Choral Society, Felsted Choral Society and others.  Repertoire has included Mendelssohn's Elijah in the title role, Purcell's Ode to St Cecilia, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Brahms’s and Duruflé’s Requiems, and singing both arias and Christus in Bach’s St John Passion.

His opera appearances have included Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro in the title role, Puccini’s La Bohème as Colline,  Counsel in G&S's Trial by Jury, and Simone in Gianni Schicchi, in productions by Hand Made Opera. Most recently, he appeared in 2x2 Opera's production of Rossini's La Cenerentola as Dandini.  He sung the role of the Traveller in New Chamber Opera's production of Britten’s Curlew River in, and also appeared in their production of King Arthur.

He is a regular recitalist, and his recent performances have included Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson, Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39, Brahms’s Vier Ernste Gesänge, songs from Britten’s Orpheus Britannicus and Three Divine Hymns, in splendid venues such as Hylands House near Chelmsford.

Alexander was taught by GSMD's Susan Waters while at school, and now studies with Colin Baldy and Patricia Sabin.  He has worked, and participated in masterclasses, workshops and coaching, with singing coaches Janice Chapman, Mary King, Rebecca Evans, and David Wilson-Johnson, conductors Nicholas Cleobury (NOS), Christopher Hogwood, Andrew-John Smith, Matthew Halls, Professor Edward Higginbottom, Robert King, Thomas Blunt (Glyndebourne), Nicoletta Conti, Wyn Davies, Brad Cohen, Francesco Cilluffo, Robin Newton, Andrew MacMillan, directors Olivia Fuchs (ROH, ENO, Garsington), James Conway (ETO), Robin Norton-Hale (Opera Up Close), Alessandro Talevi, Giles Havergal, Max Key, and coaches Jonathan Hinden (Glyndebourne), David Gowland (ROH Young Artists), Natalie Murray, Isabella Radcliffe, Christopher Gould, Christopher Glynn, Rob Bottriel, Kelvin Lim, Ben Frost and Leontine Hass.  He has also received acting tuition from Robert Fried, Nigel Whitmey and Sean McCann. 

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