English choral conductor and organist Andrew Nethsingha was born on 16 May 1968, the son of Lucian Nethsingha who was organist at Exeter Cathedral for more than 25 years.
Andrew was a chorister at Exeter and studied at the Royal College of Music and St John's College Cambridge, winning various prizes and scholarships. He began his career as assistant organist at Wells Cathedral, then worked at Truro Cathedral for eight years as master of the choristers and organist, where he became the country's youngest cathedral organist. From there he became organist at Gloucester Cathedral, conductor of the Gloucester Choral Society and artistic director of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival, and, from 2007, Director of Music at St John's College Cambridge. In January 2023 he succeeded James O'Donnell as organist and master of the choristers at Westminster Abbey.
He has worked with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Britten Sinfonia and the BBC Concert Orchestra, and has also conducted Handel's Messiah in Beijing.
CD Spotlight. Trailblazing Scores - Sacred music by Jonathan Harvey inspires Gerald Fenech. '... beautifully executed and recorded ...'
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Noble and Moving - An organ recital by Andrew Nethsingha, appreciated by Mike Wheeler