Alexander Norman is Director of Music at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry. He holds a Master of Music degree from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied Choral Conducting with Paul Spicer. Prior to this, Alex was an undergraduate student and organ scholar at Royal Holloway College, University of London where he accompanied the Chapel Choir for weekly services, broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 and 3 (Choral Evensong), and a recording of music by Rihards Dubra on the Hyperion label.
Alex played the organ for the choir in many prestigious cathedrals and churches, including Evensongs at St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), St. George’s Chapel (Windsor), Washington National Cathedral and St. John the Divine Cathedral (New York). Alex has given organ recitals at Birmingham and Coventry Cathedrals as well as local churches. He studied the organ with Rupert Gough and Alistair Reid. As Artistic Director of Convivium Singers, Alex was producer on a number of recordings for Convivium Records, including CDs of choral music by Malcolm Archer and Margaret Rizza. He directed the ensemble at the Tolosa International Choral Contest and at festivals in Italy, Sardinia and the Czech Republic. Alex returns to Tolosa in October 2018 to conduct Convivium Singers at the 50th Anniversary of the Choral Contest. In 2015, Alex founded the Charpentier Ensemble to explore vocal music of the Baroque Era, involving some of the rising stars of the early music scene. He teaches the piano at Blue Coat C of E School, Coventry and is Musical Director of Wythall Commmunity Choir.