Musical Director - Andrew O'Brien


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Andrew became conductor of Royston Choral Society in 2015. He is a professional tenor, teacher and conductor. After completing his first Masters at King’s College, London he went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Andrew has performed throughout the UK, Europe and USA. Some highlights include performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Lincoln Centre and recitals at the Purcell Rooms, Wigmore Hall, and the Aldeburgh Festival. 


Andrew is Director of Music at St Edmunds College, having previously held the same position at Haileybury and Heath Mount Schooll, where he helped the choir to win the BBC Junior School Choir of the Year in 2012. He is Director of Music Emeritus, Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square.


He has performed on BBC Radio 3, 4, BBC TV and French Radio. Since taking over Royston Choral Society Andrew has challenged and stretched the choir to sing major works including Purcell’s ‘Dido & Aeneas’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ and ‘St John Passion’, Mozart’s Requiem and Will Todd’s ‘Mass in Blue’. Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ and Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ were performed in collaboration with Haileybury. He is looking forward to returning with Royston Choral Society to Bach’s monumental ‘Mass in B minor’ this year. The planned performance of this in March 2020 was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.