Andrew Nethsingha is appointed organist and master of choristers at Westminster Abbey, UK, effective January 2023, leaving his position as director of music at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK. At Westminster Abbey, he will replace James O’Donnell, who has been appointed as professor in the practice of music at the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, Connecticut (see “Appointments,” June 2022 issue, p. 4).
Nethsingha will be the head of the abbey music department and oversee all musical aspects, including directing the Choir of Westminster Abbey. Since its foundation in the fourteenth century, the choir has sung daily services in the abbey and has a schedule that includes concerts, broadcasts, and a series of recordings for Hyperion Records.
A graduate and former organ scholar of St. John’s College, Nethsingha was appointed its director of music in 2007 following his work as director of music at Gloucester Cathedral. He has previously held appointments at the cathedrals of Wells and Truro and has been artistic director of the Three Choirs Festival.
For information: westminster-abbey.org.
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