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John Andrews is conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra and The BBC Singers in a world premiere recording of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Complete Incidental Music to ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’. The music for ‘The Tempest’ was responsible for launching Sullivan to international acclaim while ‘Macbeth’ was commissioned for Sir Henry Irving’s now legendary production in 1889.

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About John

 

John’s conducting style combines empathy and feel for both music and musicians with an ability to communicate his ideas directly and powerfully. This, together with his passion for locating music in its social and historical context, results in performances that surprise and delight audiences and performers alike.

He currently works with the English Symphony OrchestraBBC Concert OrchestraGarsington Opera, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Opera Holland Park.  He has also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra as well as productions for English Touring OperaStanley Hall Opera and Opéra de Baugé.

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Repertoire

 

John’s repertoire runs the full gamut of opera, choral and orchestral music. He’s a versatile conductor, directing groups ranging in size from small chamber choirs and chamber orchestras through to full symphony orchestras and large-scale opera productions. His particular specialisms include Handel, Italian bel canto and English music of the forgotten centuries between Purcell and Elgar.

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