Andrew Reid - Organ Recital

Wed 04 Feb

Andrew Reid - Organ Recital

Wed 04 Feb

Nicolas de Grigny -  Hymne: Ave maris stella                           
Johann Sebastian Bach - Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam (BWV 684)           
Henry Purcell - Voluntary for double organ                       
Zoltán Kodály - Pange lingua                               
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Andante für ein Walze in eine kleine Orgel (KV 616)       
Flor Peeters - Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur Ave maris stella       

Andrew Reid was born in 1971 in Sevenoaks, Kent, and was educated at The Judd School, Tonbridge.  After a gap year as Organ Scholar at St Matthew's Church, Northampton, he took up the organ scholarship at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, studying the organ with Peter Hurford and David Sanger and reading Music.  He moved to Robinson College as Graduate Organ Scholar, where he studied the use of different keys in the Cantatas of JS Bach and analysed three movements of Byrd's Great Service, obtaining an MPhil.  In 1994, while at Robinson, he performed the complete organ works of JS Bach in one twenty-five-hour recital.

On leaving university Andrew was appointed Jerwood Organ Scholar at Westminster Cathedral in 1995, later becoming Assistant Master of Music and accompanying critically acclaimed discs, on the Hyperion label, of music by Elgar, Kodály, Janáček, Vierne, Widor and James MacMillan.  He moved to Westminster Abbey as Sub Organist in 2000, where he accompanied the Abbey Choir in many television and radio broadcasts and in tours to the USA, Europe and the Far East.  In 2002 he played the organ for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

As Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral from 2004-2012 Andrew prepared the Cathedral Choir for daily services and was involved in various projects.  Peterborough Cathedral Music Association and Festival Chorus were founded in 2009, and a Choir of junior girl choristers, educated alongside the boy choristers at the new King’s School Junior Department, followed in 2011.  In 2008 the Cathedral broadcast Midnight Mass and Christmas Day Eucharist live on BBC1.  Several recordings were made, and the Cathedral Choir undertook many tours and concerts.

In October 2012 Andrew was appointed Director of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).  In this role he directs the activities, resources and remit of the RSCM, helping to fit the organisation to serve its thousands of members in the 'study, practice and improvement of music in worship'.

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