Director of Music

ALEXANDER KNIGHT MA (CANTAB) ARCO

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Alex grew up in Manchester and spent his formative years as a pianist, obtaining his ABRSM Grade 8 at the age of nine. Alex began studying the organ at The Manchester Grammar School and subsequently moved to Cardiff, where he held the post of Director of Music & Organist at St Mary’s, Whitchurch.

Between 2012 and 2015, Alex held the Organ Scholarship at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he also read for a degree in music. With Queens’ College Choir, Alex toured and performed in Hong Kong, Paris, Budapest and Switzerland, and featured on the CD ‘For The Wings of a Dove’. His teachers across piano, organ, singing and conducting include Nigel Pitceathly, Simon Leach, William Whitehead, Colin Baldy, Andrew Arthur and Paul Brough. After graduating, Alex took up the post of Director of Music & Organist at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond where he helped found a Choral Foundation and runs a monthly recital series.

Alex also holds the role of Accompanist for Canbury Singers, and will join Emanuel School in September 2019 as Graduate Music Assistant and Organist. Recent recitals by Alex have been at Westminster Abbey, Queens’ College and Kensington Palace, as well as regular performances at St Mary Magdalene.

Outside of classical music, Alex began DJ-ing, writing and producing music, and radio presenting whilst at Cambridge. In his spare time, Alex plays football and is an avid Manchester City fan.

Alex is always willing to meet prospective singers and organists, so do please get in touch if you’re interested. More information on joining can be found via the Join section.

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