Noël Tredinnick has been Director of Music at All Souls Church since the Summer of 1972, dedicating his life and talents to the mission and ministry of the church.
In 1987 he became Artistic Director of the Langham Arts Trust to develop the expanding ministry of the All Souls musicians in concerts, publications and recordings. His work with the All Souls Orchestra and Prom Praise has been a major influence and pleasure to audiences and conductor alike.
In the area of broadcasting, for many years he had been part of the regular team of conductors on the BBC TV programme Songs of Praise, and has led many notable programmes including the opening of the Channel Tunnel, and special programme in Ypres, Belgium marking the anniversary of World War One . More recently he was invited to present a weekly Sunday morning programme on Premier Christian Radio, All Souls in Praise.
As a composer, he has contributed compositions and arrangements to a wide range of hymnals and songbooks, and is Chairman of Jubilate Hymns. He has influenced a generation of developments in contemporary church music and in the adoption of orchestral instruments in worship. For this in 2002 he was awarded a Lambeth Doctorate of Music by Archbishop George Carey and in 2009 a Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music.
As a conductor of orchestras and choirs, Noël is in demand worldwide.Noël has also directed music for Billy Graham crusades in Toronto and Ottawa, and for HM the Queen at St James’s Palace, Balmoral and for the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
It was back in the early 1960s, as a boy-chorister at Southwark Cathedral in London, that a life-long love of church music, biblical texts, Anglican liturgy and also of the classical and commercial Theatre was firmly established in him – when, at the Cathedral, as an impressionable young teenager, he was awarded one of the inaugural ”Oscar Hammerstein Chanterships” (scholarships) as Head Chorister there.
For relaxation he still enjoys the theatre, architecture, overseas travel and country walking. Noël is married to Fiona and they are parents of Isabel, an Events Project Manager for Tearfund, and James who recently graduated from University of Kent with a degree in French.