Andrew Wells (GLCM, LRAM, ARCO) is our wonderful rehearsal pianist. He has been with Petros Singers since 1987, can play anything, no matter how difficult, and is totally in tune with the needs of the choir and musical director.
Andrew graduated from the London College of Music and also studied at Trinity College London. He plays for several choirs and has frequently been rehearsal pianist for the BBC
Singers and Symphony Chorus.
at college studying with Stephen Jackson and Peter Stark and in masterclasses with Diego Masson, Peter Broadbent.
He is also a committed educator and is currently Head of Music at Surbiton High School Preparatory Schools and has previously worked as a Vocal Consultant and as an Outreach Worker for SingUp, Many Voices Foundation and Epping Forest District Council where his work involved training non specialist teachers to deliver singing and music lessons. He is a passionate advocate of music in the South West London area and was the founding Musical Director of Fulham Camerata and Fulham Children’s Choir as well as directing the Fulham and Hammersmith Choral Society.
Christopher is regularly in demand as a chorus master, adjudicator and examiner and he has worked as a tutor at Morley College, North London Children’s Choir and the Dartington International Summer School.
He was organist at St Peter’s Hammersmith between 1987 and 1995 and is now organist of St George’s, Campden Hill, Kensington. As a composer, he has written in many diverse styles with works being performed in London and as far away as Moscow (Suite for Harpsichord). As an editor, he has recently edited some little known English piano music from the early nineteenth-century from Pinto to Potter! A full catalogue can be found at www.andrewwells.org.uk.
Christopher began his musical training attending the William Appleby Music Centre in Doncaster. He went on to read music at Trinity College of Music, graduating with a first class honours in Vocal Performance. At Trinity, Christopher studied singing with Laureen Livingstone, Linda Hirst and Helen Yorke. He was awarded the Vocal Department Gold Medal for his work within the department in his final year and Lillian Ash French Song Prize.
Christopher has sung professionally in all the major concert venues in and around London with ensembles including London Voices, English Concert and Gabrieli Consort. He has performed as a bass soloist in much of the major choral repertoire including: Bach’s St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Duruflé and Fauré Requiems and Purcell’s King Arthur and Fairy Queen. Christopher is a passionate choral director and began conducting whilst
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