Biography

Andrew Fletcher was educated in Birmingham and at Oxford University where he was organ scholar at Keble College. He is a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and also holds their choir-training diploma.

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He has held posts in Warwick, Swindon and Birmingham and was, until Easter 2009, Director of Music at St. Thomas’s, Stourbridge. He conducts the Solihull Choral Society, is Organ Adviser to the Diocese of Worcester and Organist to the University of Birmingham.

andrewplayingHe has given numerous organ recitals, master-classes and choral workshops both here and in the United States and is in great demand as a teacher and accompanist. His many organ and choral compositions are published by Oxford University Press, RSCM, Peters Edition and Kevin Mayhew. His ‘Oecumuse’ publications are available direct from him but will eventually be published by Allegro Music

Since 1985 he has pursued a free-lance career in his home town of Birmingham and is much in demand as a teacher of piano, organ and paperwork, as a recitalist and keyboard accompanist, and as a composer and arranger. He was Director of Music at St. Thomas’s, Stourbridge for fifteen years, he directs the Solihull Choral Society, is Organ Adviser to the Diocese of Worcester and Organist to the University of Birmingham.

He is a regular recitalist in England and has performed in such venues as St. Paul’s, Canterbury, Coventry, Hereford, Wells and Bristol cathedrals, the abbeys of Tewkesbury, Ampleforth, Waltham and Bath, Southwell Minster, Birmingham and Kidderminster Town Halls, Hull City Hall, and Victoria Hall, Hanley.

He has toured extensively in the United States, giving recitals, master classes and choral workshops at venues in the eastern and southern states.

His CD recording of late-romantic organ music (St. Mary’s, Warwick), has received great critical acclaim and it is hoped that two further recordings, made at Birmingham Oratory and Riverside Church, New York, may eventually be available.

As a composer he has answered a number of commissions, both organ and choral, for England and the USA, and many of his works are published by Peters Edition, Kevin Mayhew and Oxford University Press. His ‘Oecumuse’ publications are available direct from him but will eventually be published by C F Peters New York.