Alexander Flood regularly conducts choirs, orchestras and ensembles, both professional and amateur, relishing the challenge of discovering unique and fresh interpretations of the music.
As a conductor, he has worked with virtually every type of choir – young and old, 1-to-a-part to large choruses – and in repertoire sacred and secular, from plainsong and renaissance motets, via period instrument ensembles and great nineteenth-century pieces, to new commissions. In addition to his work at St Peter's Church, St Albans, he currently directs Radlett Choral Society, Sandringham Community Choir, and assists Princes Risborough Music Society. He also works on a freelance basis with other groups taking rehearsals and leading workshops, singing days, and Cathedral weekends.
Just like professionals, amateur singers need help to understand how to use their voices healthily without getting tired or hoarse. The three main areas that Alex focuses on are breathing, achieving a relaxed technique, and producing clear, focused vowels. Awareness of these simple principles for good use of the voice, combined with alertness of mind and musical imagination form the basis of accurate and exciting choral performances.
Larger repertoire conducted in recent years includes Mozart, Fauré and Dvořák Requiems, Handel Messiah and Judas Maccabaeus, Bach cantatas, Haydn Nelson Mass and Symphonies 88 and 103, Beethoven Mass in C, etc.
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