Andrew Murgatroyd

Andrew Murgatroyd Tenor

Andrew Murgatroyd was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire and first studied singing with Barbara Robotham, while reading music at Lancaster University. He subsequently spent two years as a Lay Clerk at Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, furthering his vocal studies with Rudolf Piernay.

Andrew’s extensive repertoire ranges form Monteverdi, whose 1610 Vespers he recorded for Harry Christophers on Hyperion and Rene Jacobs on Harmonia Mundi and most recently performed in the Barbican Hall, Bath Abbey and Istanbul, to the most demanding contemporary scores, working with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Martin Brabbins, Odaline de La Martinez and  Robert Ziegler.

Notable performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Elgar’s Coronation Ode and Mozart’s C Minor Mass with Sir David Willcocks and the Bach Choir at The Royal Festival Hall; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis for the RTE in Dublin (also recorded with the Ninth Symphony with the Hanover Band on Nimbus), Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in Wells, Guildford and Ripon Cathedrals and York Minster; Verdi’s Requiem in Salisbury and Canterbury Cathedrals, the Barbican Hall and at both the Brighton and Flanders Festivals; John Tavener’s We shall See Him As He Is with Richard Hickox and the National Orchestra of Wales at the proms and subsequently recorded for Chandos; a concert performance of Andrea Chenier in the Concertgebouw for VARA; Tippett’s A Child of Our Time in Cologne and a number of Christmas Gala Concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican and Symphony Hall Birmingham.

Andrew broadcasts regularly with the BBC Orchestras. He has performed Britten, Stravinsky, and Howells with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Mozart, Haydn and John Tavener with the National Orchestra of Wales; Handel, Nono and Rachmaninov for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Mozart and Britten with the BBC Philharmonic and Weill, Pizzetti, Coleridge-Taylor, Spohr, and most recently Britten’s Paul Bunyan with the BBC Concert Orchestra.