Alexander Rodriguez, son of Juan Ramon Rodriguez and Ana Maria Feliciano Pumejero (deceased,) passed away on January 14, 2017. He left behind a loving wife, three sons, his father, two brothers, his step-mother and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funds are needed for his funeral expenses and to help support his family, who were financially unprepared for his sudden death. Alex was just 39 years old.
Alex had a voice you could not help but listen to with awe. His passion for music was evident in all the energy he devoted to his work, and in his big smile. Alex will be sorely missed by SPX Conyers and the St. Pius X Catholic Church Music Department. He was an inspiration to us all, and his beautiful voice blessed our worship services in a way that we can never replace. “His singers” and all of his SPX parish family are grieving the loss of our much-loved friend and Director.
To better support his family, and to achieve his dream of using his musical gifts to serve and praise the Lord, Alex boldly moved to Atlanta, before he had secured work. He and his family were just getting settled into the area and into his musical groups at SPX. He recently hosted an international evening of music, delighting us all with his ability to bring people and events together when his heart and mind were made up.
Alex previously worked at the Academia Christo Rey (Christ the King) in Ponce, Puerto Rico for almost 3 years. As the choral director there, he and his concert choir won countless awards, even singing at Mass with the Pope in Rome. To see some of his work there, go to http://arodzponce77.wixsite.com/alexanderrodriguez
Born in Ponce Puerto Rico. His love for Music began at an early age. At the age of eight year old start taken Piano Lessons with Prof. Carmen Villarao a famous Cuban Musician in classical music. During his formative years maestro Rodriguez participated in vast musical experiences that eventually led Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. In those years he sang in many concerts including the follow: Venice, Florida Cathedral, Orlando City Hall, participated as a singer in Gustav Mahler 8 Symphony and Magnificat in D of Johann Sebastian Bach, Carnegie Hall Thanksgiving Concert in New York city, and Centro de Bellas Artes de Santurce, Puerto Rico. He received a B.A in Music Education.
After graduation he was a member of the faculty of Academia Cristo Rey (Christ the King Academy) in Ponce Puerto Rico. While on staff for 13 years he directed the Music Department conducting the Children Choir and the High School Choir that performed in many venues in Puerto Rico and around the world. The venues are as follow: Orlando Music Fest 2005, 7th New York Choral Festival 2007 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Dynamic Music Festival 2009, 36 International Congress of the International Federation Pueri Cantores, Rome Italy, St Peters Basilica, in all the editions of Discover Puerto Rico and its Choral Music and the New York International Choral Festival Carnegie Hall.
In 2011 start working in the Ponce Cathedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, building a Polyphonic Choir “Sacrum Convivium Chorale” making sacred classical repertoire.
He is member of the American Federation Pueri Cantores since 2009.