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

Latest webcast

Recorded on
2 February 2020

Responses and Preces: Clucas 

Psalm 122 (Atkins)

Antiphon: Hodie beata Virgo Maria

Kelly in C

Pott: There is no rose

Hymns 393, 360

Preacher: The Vice-Master, Professor Tim Whitmarsh Professors Professing: The Human search for God – Classics

Voluntary: J.S. Bach Toccata in F major (BWV 540i)

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