About

concertAdrian was born in Manchester, England, in the late 1970s and had an interest in Jewish Music from a young age. He was influenced by his Grandfather who was an extremely accomplished Ba’al Tefillah in liturgical prayer learned from Europe before the Second World War. Adrian spent his teen years travelling to small communities including Harrogate, Southport, Cardiff and Solihull, leading services and gaining experience as a Chazan. On his move to London in Winter 2000, Adrian soon joined the Neimah Singers under the direction of Marc Termerlies to accompany Chazan Moshe Haschel in St Johns Wood and various other Chazanim on the international concert stage such as Yitchak Meir Helfgot, Naftali Herstik, Yaakov Motson and Stephen Leas. Adrian then started singing in the London Jewish Male choir and soon became one of their leading soloists.

 

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Chazan Alexander officiating at a Chuppah in the Central Synagogue, Great Portland Street, London

In Summer 2004, Adrian decided it was time to apply his invaluable choral experience to become a Chazan in his own right. He went to study under the guidance of Chazan Richard Rosten and had vocal training from Antony Roden. He quickly became a recognised talent and one of a few UK-based young Chazanim to propagate the Cantorial traditions. He became the part-time chazan of Mill Hill Synagogue whilst continuing to lead services in Southgate Synagogue accompanied by the Southgate Choir, Woodside Park Synagogue and Bushey Synagogue.

In 2015, Adrian Alexander was the Chazan at the St Johns Wood Shul main service for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur High Holy days, accompanied by the Neimah Singers conducted Marc Temerlies. Without a doubt, this is regarded as one of his highest honours throughout his Jewish musical experiences to date.

Adrian continues to travel across the UK inspiring people of all generations with his sweet lyrical voice and impassioned prayers.