'Singing is such an excellent thing, that I wish all people would sing.'
– William Byrd (1540-1623)
ALEXANDER EADON, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Although a born and bred Londoner, Alexander Eadon began his musical life as a chorister in the world-renowned Choir of Kings 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 and completed 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 he was the Choirmaster at Oundle School, heading up the school's choral programme on several broadcasts, recordings and on tour in Rome as well as in their weekly services, amongst many other musical activities throughout his tenure. In September 2015 he moved to Eastbourne College to take on the newly-created role of Assistant Director of Music.
He is able to pursue a freelance career alongside his school duties and is regularly found on concert hall platforms and in ecclesiastical buildings the world over and 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 Eton Choral Courses.
Noteworthy Voices is a small group of some 24 singers, all experienced musicians from Eastbourne and the surrounding region.