Director of Music

ALEXANDER KNIGHT MA (Cantab) ARCO

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Alexander Knight is Director of Music and Organist at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond and Musical Director of Canbury Singers. He currently studies organ performance at the Royal College of Music with David Graham. Alexander previously held posts at Southwark Cathedral as Harry Coles Organ Scholar, Queens’ College, Cambridge as Organ Scholar, and St Mary’s Whitchurch as Director of Music & Organist. Alexander read for a music degree at the University of Cambridge between 2012 and 2015. With Queens’ College Choir, Alexander toured and performed in Hong Kong, Paris, Budapest and Switzerland, and featured on the CD ‘For The Wings of a Dove’. At Cambridge, he also performed with CUMS Chorus, conducted by Sir Stephen Cleobury.

Alexander’s career as a frequent recitalist and accompanist has continued to flourish since leaving university. He has featured as Répétiteur for the Scheggino Opera Summer School and City Lit Opera Course, Musical Director for Maldon Festival’s Gilbert & Sullivan production of ‘Trial by Jury’ and Harpsichordist for the Bach ‘B minor mass’. His role as an accompanist has seen him collaborate with a range of musicians and groups, including Reading Bach Choir, conducted by David Young, Reverie Choir, St John’s Beaumont School, Ewell Castle School and the Honourable Artillery Company Band. 

Alexander’s recent organ recital venues include Southwark Cathedral, St George’s Hanover Square, St Matthew’s Bayswater and Westminster Abbey. He has studied piano with Nigel Pitceathly, organ with David Thomas at Llandaff Cathedral and William Whitehead, conducting with Andrew Arthur and Paul Brough, and singing with Colin Baldy and Paul Plummer. In 2018, Alexander was awarded his Associateship diploma of the Royal College of Organists, winning the Sawyer/Durrant, Sowerbutts/Durrant and Samuel Baker Prizes.

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.