Musical Director - Andrew O'Brien
Our Musical Director - ANDREW O'BRIEN MA MMUS MMP
Andrew O’Brien is a professional tenor, teacher and conductor. He completed his MA in Visual and Performing Arts at Kings College London in 2004. After further studies at the Guildhall School of Music and the University of East Anglia he went on to tour internationally before joining Heath Mount School, where he led the Music Department for three years, taking them to win the BBC Songs of Praise Junior School Choir of the Year 2012.
Andrew joined Royston Choral Society as Musical Director in September 2015 making no concessions, in his choice of concert content, to this being an unauditioned community choir. In his first year with us we successfully tackled Brahms’ A German Requiem and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Meanwhile our demographic has changed with a welcome increase in young adult singers. In 2016 Andrew became Director of Music at Haileybury School.
Looking ahead Andrew is very excited about leading a joint enterprise between Royston Choral Society, Haileybury Choirs and Orchestras and Hertfordshire Philharmonia to perform Britten’s War Requiem to mark the centenary of Armistice Day 1918