Our People

Musical Director

Alex Lindsay is a freelance musician and educator based in the Black Country.While studying for his A levels, Alex began singing in college choirs and developed a passion for choral music. Holding a Bachelor of Music from the University of Birmingham, he is very much interested in composition and musicology – particularly the analysis of Seventeenth Century vocal music.

Alex is currently working in Dudley as a classroom music teacher and in his spare time is still very much involved in music; he’s often found singing with the Birmingham Bach Choir or hiding away in his home studio composing. Alex also has interests in audio recording and production; particularly in the recording of classical ensembles. He has recorded several local ensembles including chamber choirs, brass bands and orchestras.

As a singer, Alex has been involved in many exciting projects including the BBC Proms Youth Choir during a performance of John Adam’s Harmonium and has performed a range of music from motets and madrigals to large orchestral works such as Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. In 2018, Alex began building his skills and reputation as a conductor through directing the Warley Male Choir and as of January 2020 became the Musical Director of The Fellowship Singers of Shirley.

Accompanist

Stuart Jeffs is an experienced freelance musician and teacher based in the Birmingham area.

With over forty years’ experience as a pianist and organist, Stuart has worked with many choirs and soloists for both rehearsal and performance.Stuart’s main passion is composing and has numerous works to his credit, ranging from ‘Pop’ cantatas for young choirs, Liturgical anthem settings for all voices and works for String ensembles.

With a very eclectic taste in music, Stuart has worked as a solo performer, 5 string banjo player and, more recently, as electric bassist for a Solihull based Country-Rock band. He can also be found in traditional jazz clubs, propping up a Double Bass as part of a Jazz trio. Stuart is currently Director of Music, Choral Director and Principal Organist at St Andrew’s Church, Handsworth.

He is honoured to be joining The Fellowship Singers of Shirley as accompanist filling the gap left by his good friend Mark Arstall.