Tredinnick, Noël Harwood
Arranger & Composer
b Camberwell, London 1949. St Olave’s Grammar Sch (boy chorister at Southwark Cathedral), GSM (GGSM 1970), London Univ Inst of Education (PGCE 1971). Music Director, Langley Park Sch 1971–75; organist and music director, All Souls’ Ch Langham Place, London, since 1972, where he was dubbed ‘the Malcolm Sargent of the organ’ by Harold Flook, qv. Prof at the GSMD since 1975, where he teaches conducting, orchestration and music-studies. Conductor and arranger for the BBC, advisor for RSCM, and conductor/compère (with Michael Baughen and Richard Bewes) of regular ‘Prom Praise’ concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall and at many other centres including churches, cathedrals and concert halls. His international conducting has taken him to Balmoral, Brussels, Florida, Moscow, New York, Ottawa, Toronto, Sydney and beside the Sea of Galilee. He has worked with the BBC TV’s ‘Songs of Praise’ in prison, holiday beaches, inaugurating the Channel Tunnel, at Wimbledon’s main tennis courts, and at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic games. Appointed Artistic Director of the Langham Arts Trust in 1987, he also enjoys the theatre, architecture, and country walking. As a member of the Jubilate group since 1973 and subsequently vice-chairman, he has coedited several of its publications (including both versions of Carol Praise, 1967 and 2006, the latter with David Peacock) and was a member of the words group for Sing Glory, 1999. He has composed many anthems, organ music and hymn tunes; some 60 items and many further arrangements are in print, and many larger events have been recorded for broadcasting and/or wider distribution. He was awarded the Lambeth DMus, 2002. Nos.68, 100B, 299*, 320*, 410*, 497, 673*.