Alexander Cann is a choral conductor, keyboardist, and music teacher. Born in Toronto, Alexander attended Royal St. George’s College and studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from McGill University, where he studied choral conducting with Julian Wachner. Cann has served as Artistic Director of Hamilton’s Bach Elgar Choir since 2010. Recent highlights of his work with the choir include: the February 2018 theatrical presentation of scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan; the critically acclaimed March 2019 performance of his live soundtrack for Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film Metropolis; the December 2020 live Zoom broadcast sing-along performance of Handel’s Messiah; the May 2021 performance of Elgar’s Te Deum and Benedictus. Cann is also a member of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, since 2006, as keyboardist and percussionist. Cann has been the Director of Music at Melrose United Church since 2013. He lives in Dundas with his son Hugh.