Our Conductor – Andrew Wyatt
Andrew is the Assistant Director of Music at Truro Cathedral and plays the famous Father Willis organ for services and recitals.
Educated at Aldenham School, he studied organ with Andrew Parnell and gained an Entrance Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire where he
studied under David Saint and Henry Fairs. Working concurrently with his four-year course, Andrew held the organ scholarship at St Philip’s
Cathedral in Birmingham.
After holding the Organ Scholarship at Canterbury Cathedral and being awarded the Associateship of the Royal College of Organists, Andrew
became Assistant Organist at Hexham Abbey in September 2012. Alongside regular playing duties, the running of the Chamber Choir and
directing the Riding Mill Choral Society, he continued his studies with Gillian Weir, focusing on the organ works of Olivier Messiaen.
In demand as a recitalist, Andrew has performed organ recitals all over the country including St Paul’s Cathedral, St Stephen’s Church in Walbrook,
Blackburn Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral. Andrew was awarded an Honorary Membership of Birmingham
Conservatoire in 2015 and was appointed Assistant Director of Music at Chester Cathedral in November 2016, where he was responsible for the
accompaniment of the daily services. He assisted with the training of the Cathedral Choristers, directed the Cathedral Choir on a regular basis and
was the Director of the Cathedral Nave Choir.
Andrew moved to Cornwall in August 2020 with his wife Elizabeth, two daughters Ivy and Freya and miniature Dachshund Phoebe.