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
Sat 5th May 2018, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from the Gulbenkian Box Office at £15 and £8 for students and children
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Andrew Lowen conductor
Canterbury Orchestra celebrates ‘Music & Friendship’ with Wagner’s overture Mastersingers and Elgar’s portrait of his friends, the Enigma Variations. Their friends Lees Court Music join them in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and on their own in Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, she being the patron saint of our noble art. To complete the programme Brahms’ seeks solace from loneliness in music in his beautiful Alto Rhapsody.
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