Music Director - Alex Eadon (from Oct 2022)
Although a born and bred Londoner, Alexander Eadon began his musical life as a chorister in the world-renowned Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. After five years as a Music Scholar at Harrow School and a gap year as Organ Scholar at St. Martin-in-the-Fields he trained at the Royal Academy of Music with David Titterington and Nicolas Kynaston for organ performance, Nigel Allcoat and Lionel Rogg for improvisation and Patrick Russill for Choral Direction. He furthered his studies at Middlesex University. Alongside this, he was Director of Music at Christ Church, Southgate in North London and Conductor of the Southgate Symphony Orchestra. He then spent two years simultaneously as Organist at Tewkesbury Abbey and School Organist of Dean Close School, Cheltenham (where the Abbey Choristers are educated), assisting with coaching the choristers and teaching within both the preparatory and senior schools.
Between 2009 and 2015 Alex was the Choirmaster at Oundle School, directing the Chapel Choir and Schola Cantorum on several broadcasts, on tour in Rome as well as in their weekly services, amongst many other musical activities throughout his tenure. He also enjoyed rugby coaching, being a deputy housemaster and a head of year. In September, 2015, he moved to Eastbourne College to take on the newly-created role of Assistant Director of Music. In addition to his work at the college, he directed the Eastbourne-based chamber choir Noteworthy Voices.
In September 2022 Alex moved to Southampton to take up the role of Director of Music at King Edward VI School. Shortly after this, he was appointmed as Musical Director of the Brockenhurst Choir.
Alex also plays the organ at Arundel Cathedral, sits on the Sussex area committee of the Royal School of Church Music and is regularly found on concert hall platforms and in ecclesiastical buildings the world over – performances have included venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall as well as many UK Cathedrals in addition to trips to France and the USA. As a singer he is a regular deputy of several Cathedral choirs and other ensembles and was one of the founder-members of the internationally award-winning vocal ensemble The Songmen. He is also a regular staff member on the Rodolphus Choral Courses and undertakes Sibelius typesetting projects.