Our Accompanist - Andrew Christer
Andrew Christer is one of the foremost organ virtuoso performers in the North of England. He was the Director of Music and Organist of St John the Evangelist Church, Darlington, for over 40 years and is Sub-Organist at St Mary’s, Richmond. At the moment he is acting organist at St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington.
Andrew’s teachers have included Dr Francis Jackson, David Hill, Ian Shaw and Keith Wright and – 'Mr Bach' himself – John Scott Whitely at York. His own pupils have had considerable success in the ABRSM diploma examinations.
Andrew has been the accompanist with Cleveland Philharmonic Choir for more than a dozen years and is also the regular accompanist for Darlington Choral Society and Richmondshire Choral Society. In addition, he is in demand as an accompanist for choir and choral societies throughout the region and is accompanist for Durham County Council, playing for all examinations organised by Durham Music Support.
Interests outside music include cycling, the odd pint of real ale and fly fishing.