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BACKGROUND MUSIC

The background music for this page is "Singing Game" Op.65 for String Quartet and Chorus.

ANDREW M. WILSON

Andrew M.Wilson was born in 1960 in Bedfordshire. He held a Junior Exhibition to Trinity College of Music, London, before proceeding to study Music at the Royal Holloway College of London University, where his teachers included Brian Dennis for composition and Martin Neary for organ. He started his career as a teacher in a series of distinguished schools: Papplewick Ascot, the Royal Grammar School Worcester and for some two decades he was Director of Music at Kelly College. In 2014 he left teaching for full-time composing combined with being the Director of Studies of the National College of Music, London. he is a very busy composer and recently his music has been performed all over the world including the Royal Albert Hall, London. He has had a number of commercial recordings released of his orchestral, chamber and keyboard music which have also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2016 "The Mintage of Man", commissioned by clarinettist Don Jenny, received its world premiere at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his children's opera "The Green Children" was produced to great acclaim at the Woolpit Festival. He has won numerous awards for his compositions: most recently first prize in the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir's "Celebrating Dorset" competition 2016; the International Small Choirs Competition 2015 and the "Harvest of the Sea" City of London Prize 2015. In 2017 the Dante Quartet , with renowned pianist, Mark Bebbington premiered his "Conversation Pieces" for Piano Quintet; the North Devon Sinfonia presented the Tavistock Festival Commission "Hartland Point" and his choral and brass incidental music to "The Tavistock Passion" played to an audience of more than a thousand. He has been the organist of several important churches, including All Saints' Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn and is now Director of Music of Okehampton Parish Church, Devon. He has been conductor of the Kelly Choral Society and the South West Chamber Choir. Andrew Wilson's music is published by Blackingstone Music Publishing and Spartan.Heoo has


Recent Awards

February 2015 Small Choirs Composing Competition FIRST PRIZE ("Thankful Remembrance")
October 2015 St Mary-at-Hill, City of London "Harvest of the Sea" Composing Competition FIRST PRIZE ("The Fishery of Souls)
November 2015 Greyfriars' Kirk, Church of Scotland Composing Competition FINALIST
December 2015 Dorking Choral Society Carol Competition FINALIST
April 2016 Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir "Celebrating Dorset" Competition FIRST PRIZE ("A Dorset Legend")
June 2016 Norwich Baroque composing competition FINALIST
September 2016 New Cambridge Singers competition FINALIST
May 2017 Bristol Organists' Composing Competition FINALIST

Upcoming Events

Brass Quintet: Tropical Fruits
Sunday, Oct 29 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Sage Bush Carol
Saturday, Dec 16 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM