Andrew Nethsingha

The second of our two evenings in which matters royal will no doubt feature; Andrew Nesthingha directed the choirs at the coronation of King Charles last May at Westminster Abbey, where he has been Organist and Master of the Choristers since July 2022. His early musical training was at Exeter Cathedral School as a chorister of the cathedral, where his father Lucian Nesthingha was Organist and Choirmaster for over a quarter of a century. Scholarships followed at Bristol’s Clifton College, St John’s Cambridge and St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. At the age of 26 in 1994, he was the youngest cathedral organist in the country on taking up the position of Master of the Choristers at Truro Cathedral, his eight years there enhancing the reputation of the choir. A tenure at Gloucester Cathedral (where he held the artistic directorship of the Gloucester Three Choirs Festival as well as conducting the Gloucester Choral Society) was followed by fifteen years as Director of Music at St John’s College, Cambridge. It was during this productive period that he helped to set up the ‘St John’s Cambridge’ recording label in conjunction with Signum Records, a discography which now numbers some fifteen CDs.

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