Andrew Thomson, who works for the choir as an accompanist, will be making his professional debut as a singer in The Village Arts Centre in Kilworth on Friday, 4th. April, 2014.
Andrew came to live in Ireland in March 2000 from his native Scotland and began his
singing training with Hilary Reynolds L.R.A.M. (London) in 2003.
After having appeared in a number of shows and concerts in the Cork
area, 2013 became a pivotal year for Andy, when, after passing his
Grade VIII Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exam with
Distinction, he decided to 'follow his dream' by pursuing a career as
a professional classical singer and singing/piano teacher.
|Andrew Thomson (photo Hans van den Bos)|
His recital in The Village Arts Centre in Kilworth will be a truly virtuoso performance, containing as it does a wide variety of songs and opera arias in many different languages (including Russian!), which span a vast mixture of musical styles dating from the 18th. through to the 20th. centuries.
He will be accompanied on the piano by Michael Young, who is presently studying for a Masters Degree in Piano Accompaniment at the Cork School of Music, who has the difficult task of being both pianist and surrogate orchestra (for the opera pieces) all rolled into one! His great consolation is that he will be playing a beautiful grand piano supplied by Jeffers of Bandon, the best piano people in the whole of Ireland!
|The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth (photo Internet)|
What does all of this have to do with The Orpheus Choir, you might ask? You will have to come to the concert to find out, but we can assure you that there will a totally unexpected twist in the tail of Andy's concert the like of which has never been seen at the Village Arts Centre in Kilworth before!