At the age of 11 Andrew won a scholarship to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music at their Saturday morning school for gifted young musicians, at the same time he attended a grammar school with a choir winning international choral competitions. With this early background in performing Andrew decided to make music his career. He went on to study music at Birmingham University where his main interests were in singing, conducting and Baroque performance practice. He graduated in 1979, winning the Arnold Goldsborough prize for final year students. Andrew conducted the university chamber choir and went on to direct chamber choirs in London and St Albans.
Andrew is conductor of the Folkestone and Hythe Orchestral Society and the Canterbury Orchestra, and has been musical director of the Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society since January 2007. Andrew has worked with the professional chamber orchestra the Kent Sinfonia on a series of concerts for young children and on a concert for the Sevenoaks Festival. In addition to his work as a freelance conductor Andrew is busy as a teacher.
Andrew's career highlights include Verdi's Requiem in Canterbury Cathedral and in Cheltenham Town Hall; Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony in Canterbury Cathedral; and Haydn's Creation in Central Hall Westminster. Repertoire for 2011 included Mendelssohn’s
For more information visit Andrew's website
A MARITIME PROM
Sat 1st July, St Mary's Art Centre, Sandwich, CT13 9HN, 7.30pm
Tickets on the door at £15 (to include a glass of wine) and £8 for students and children, by phone from the Orchestra Secretary (01227 751196) or from the Val Gould Gallery, 35 Harnet Street Sandwich
Our Summer Concert will present an exhiliarating programme of nautically themed music to inlude Elgar's Sea Pictures, Handel's Water Music, Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs,and a selectio nof Sea Shanties, and music from Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic
Interested in playing with the Canterbury Orchestra?
If you would like the opportunity to play interesting music in a variety of styles and including some of the major symphonic repertoire, call Canterbury's Orchestra Manager Nicky Pound on 01304 812755 or email us.