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
Rehearsals Resume in September
The orchestra expect to resume rehearsals at St Stephens school from Wednesday 16th September.
The Committee will meet at the school on the 9th Septmeber to complete a risk assessment and sort the logistics of ensuring we meet within Government guidelines, and advise all members of exact arrangements shortly afterwards.
Canterbury Orchestra’s Winter Concert presents three of the mainstays of the orchestral repertoire that are firmly lodged in the hearts and minds of concertgoers everywhere, opening with Mozart’s sparkling orchestration of themes from his opera, followed by Dvorak’s soulful and moving work for cello and orchestra and concluding with Beethoven’s turbulent fifth symphony.
Tickets £15 & £8 from the Gulbenkian Box Office
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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.