Alexander Thacker, Music Director

Alex2 Alexander Thacker was appointed Musical Director of the Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society at the beginning of 2018, having previously worked as Associate Conductor since 2012. Originally from Leicester, he recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in M.Mus Choral Conducting, having studied under Sarah Tenant-Flowers and Adrian Partington. 

In 2011, Alex graduated in composition at the RWCMD, winning the Mervyn Burtch Composition Prize. His most recent work ‘Let Heaven and Earth Combine’  was performed in Bath in June by The Handful, to great acclaim. Until recently Alex was Director of Music at the Church of St Andrew and St Teilo in Cathays. In addition to his work with the LCCS, he is conductor of Cavatina in Penarth and in Autumn 2019 will take up the post of Musical Director of the Cheltenham Choral Society.

 

PhilMPhilip May, Accompanist

A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Phil now occupies a variety of musical roles around South Wales: accompanist to a number of choirs, pianist to the Triptych Trio (alongside Kirsten Miller, cellist, and Rachel Marsh, soprano) and outreach musician employed by Live Music Now & Music in Hospitals. He is also a private piano tutor based in Cardiff and is employed periodically by the Welsh National Opera Youth Department.