Birmingham-born Andrew Fletcher was educated at Moseley Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford, where he read music. A chorister at Yardley Parish Church from the age of seven, he quickly developed a strong interest in the organ and choral music.
His reputation as a choral director was established during his eight years as Director of Music at St. Mary’s, Warwick, and he has since held posts in Swindon, Hall Green, and St. Thomas’s, Stourbridge. He is obsessive about diction, voice production and tuning, but above all about blend, and believes that the test of a real choir trainer is how well he or she succeeds in achieving professional standards with amateur singers.Andrew came to Solihull Choral Society (then the Margaret Wharam Choir) as a stand-in whilst Margaret was in hospital. Her untimely death led to his appointment as conductor of the choir, thence known by its present name. He has endeavoured to build on Margaret’s firm foundations and is proud to direct this fine, responsive choir.When not conducting choirs, his time is spent teaching piano, organ and theory, composing, directing masterclasses and giving organ recitals both here and abroad. For further information visit Andrew”s website.
The choir numbers around 60 singing members.
| Judith Currie
SCS has an active committee who meet 6 times a year. With the exception of the Music Director, who is on the committee ex officio, committee members are elected at the AGM.
|Musical Director/Conductor||Andrew Fletcher|
|Concert Manager||Victoria Worship|
|Print and Design||Gill King|
|Marketing and Recruitment||Elissa Renouf / Liz Hamilton|
|Concert Bookings||Helen Milner|