Tom Winpenny (Musical director) is Assistant Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral where his duties include directing the acclaimed Abbey Girls Choir and accompanying the daily choral services. Previously he was Sub-Organist at St Paul’s Cathedral, where he played for many great state occasions. He has broadcast regularly on BBC Radio and has featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreams. He was Organ Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a music degree and twice accompanying the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast worldwide. He won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2008 Miami International Organ Competition and is an organ tutor to the annual Eton Choral Courses. Recent solo recital venues have included Birmingham Town Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Kristiansand Cathedral (Norway) and Hildesheim Cathedral (Germany). He has also appeared as organ soloist in John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. His many recordings include discs for Naxos of choral works by Felix Mendelssohn and William Mathias and Messiaen’s organ cycles La Nativité du Seigneur and L’Ascension.
Charles Andrews (Accompanist) studied at the Royal College of Music with the aid of a Douglas & Kyra Downie Award. The RCM awarded Charles the Harold Darke Memorial Prize for organ. Charles was Associate Director of Music of All Saints, Margaret Street from 2011-16. He is Accompanist of Hertfordshire Chorus. Recently Charles has performed at Newbury Spring Festival with London Symphony Chorus, and Christopher Summer Festival, Vilnius. He has given the first performances of works by David Briggs and Philip Moore. In September he will visit Slovakia to perform two concerts in the International Organ Festival of Ivan Sokol.