2020–2023 is the thirteenth season for the Bach Elgar’s Artistic Director, Alexander Cann. With Cann, the ensemble has placed a focus on the major works of Bach and Mozart and continues to grow its repertoire of music by Edward Elgar. 

Cann has developed innovative and entertaining programs, such as Baroque Opera Choruses, Canadian Folksongs, live soundtrack to the film Metropolis, and Music from World War One. Cann attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and has degrees from McMaster University (B.A.) and McGill University (M.Mus.).

He is known for his extraordinary musicality and is an accomplished and multifaceted music leader as a choral conductor, pianist, and teacher. He also serves as Director of Music with Melrose United Church in Hamilton.