Andrew Nethsingha

Andrew Nethsingha
Career: 
Director of Music
Positions
Director of Music
2007
Organ Scholar
1987 to 1990

Performing in North America, South Africa, the Far East, and throughout Europe, Andrew Nethsingha has been Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge since 2007. He has helped to set up a new recording label, ‘St John’s Cambridge,’ in conjunction with Signum. His first disc on the new label, DEO (music by Jonathan Harvey), was a 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award winner.

Andrew Nethsingha was a chorister at Exeter Cathedral, under his father’s direction. He later studied at the Royal College of Music, where he won seven prizes, and at St John’s College, Cambridge. He held Organ Scholarships under Christopher Robinson at St George’s Windsor, and George Guest at St John’s, before becoming Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral. He was subsequently Director of Music at Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals, and Artistic Director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival.

Andrew’s concerts conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra have included: Mahler’s 8th Symphony, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Britten War Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and The Kingdom, Walton Belshazzar’s Feast, Poulenc Gloria and Duruflé Requiem.  He has also worked with: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra of St Luke’s (New York), Aarhus Symfoniorkester, BBC Concert Orchestra. Venues have included the BBC Proms, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Verbier Festival and Tokyo Suntory Hall.

Concert venues this season include Royal Albert Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Müpa Budapest, Royal Festival Hall, Singapore Esplanade, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Hong Kong City Hall.

A great tradition is thriving under music director Andrew Nethsingha.

Caroline Gill, Gramophone Magazine

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St John's College Organ

We are delighted to welcome back so many former St John’s Organ Students during a 15-month celebration of the Chapel’s 150th anniversary.

They have gone on to a variety of distinguished careers which include Church Music, Teaching, Opera, Composing and Arranging, Academia, Orchestral and Choral Conducting, Organ and Piano playing.

Choral singing comes no better

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