Andrew Lumsden, Director of Music
Born in 1962, Andrew Lumsden was educated at Winchester College and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before going up to St John's College, Cambridge as Organ Scholar as assistant to Dr George Guest. After three years as Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral, he was appointed Sub-Organist at Westminster Abbey.
In 1992 he was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Lichfield Cathedral, and in September 2002 he took up his current appointment as Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral. Since then, the Choir has continued to record and broadcast frequently and has also performed in Florence, at Göttingen, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Henry Wood Proms and with Sir Roger Norrington and the Salzburg Camerata. The Choir also toured the USA to great acclaim in 2007. As conductor of the Waynflete Singers, Andrew works regularly with major orchestras including Florilegium, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.
As a soloist, he has appeared with the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall, the ECO at the Barbican and the CSSO in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. He frequently tours abroad - recital venues have included Bergen, San Francisco, Saint Tropez, Harare and Sydney. He has conducted choral Courses in New York City, Pennsylvania and Quebec and in Delaware, where he was Musician-in-Residence at Christ Church, Wilmington. In early 2015, Andrew toured Australia and New Zealand.