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Andrew Nethsingha

Performing as an organist and a conductor in North America, South Africa, China, and throughout Europe, Andrew Nethsingha is President of the Cathedral Organists’ Association and in September 2007 was appointed Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge where his innovations have included weekly webcasts of services. Each term the Choir of St John’s sings Bach cantatas liturgically with members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Andrew Nethsingha received his early musical training as a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, where his father was organist for over a quarter of a century. He later studied at the Royal College of Music, where he won seven prizes, and at St John’s College, Cambridge. He has held Organ Scholarships under Christopher Robinson and George Guest, and worked at Wells, Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals. Other recent positions have included Artistic Director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival and Musical Director of the Gloucester Choral Society. He has worked regularly with some of the UK’s leading orchestras. Concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have included performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Elgar’s The Kingdom, symphonies by Beethoven, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. He has also worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The London Mozart Players, and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and conducted a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Beijing. Most recently Andrew Nethsingha made his debuts at the BBC Proms, in Birmingham Symphony Hall, and at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

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