Andrew Carter

English composer, arranger and conductor Andrew Carter was born on 13 December 1939 in Leicester and studied at Leeds University.

He sang bass in York Minster choir and founded the Chapter House Choir, a mixed voice group which he conducted for seventeen years. Following a year working in New Zealand, he returned to the UK to concentrate on composition, although he also travels as a choral director in Australia, Europe and New Zealand.

Notable works are his 1997 Missa Sancti Pauli for St Paul's Cathedral in London, his 2007 Passacaglia for organ, written for Francis Jackson's ninetieth birthday and several of his Christmas carols.


A selection of articles about Andrew Carter

Ensemble. Plenty of Vigour and Panache - Mike Wheeler reacts to music by Holst, Andrew Carter, Moses Hogan and John Rutter

Ensemble. Teasing Musical References - Mike Wheeler celebrates Christmas with the Sitwell Singers and conductor Dexter Drown

Ensemble. Nicely Contrasted - Mike Wheeler listens to Christmas music from Derby Bach Choir, Derventio Brass and Old Vicarage School Choir

Classical music news. John Poole - A memorial concert for British conductor John Poole was live-streamed from London

Ensemble. Familiar and Unfamiliar - The Sitwell Singers' Christmas concert, heard by Mike Wheeler

CD Spotlight. Refreshingly Different - Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers, heard by Keith Bramich. '... clean ensemble singing.'

Ensemble. Breezy Treatment - Familiar and unfamiliar music from The Sitwell Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Record Box. Excellent Singing - A Christmas selection from Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus, enjoyed by Patric Standford

Ensemble. Classy Performance - Summer with The Derwent Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Rhythmic Bounce - Peter Gould at the organ of Derby Cathedral, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Delightful music-making - A concert by the Sitwell Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler