Baritone Andrew Randall, was raised in the heart of the Peak District. He is currently working and residing in Birmingham, and is taught by the renowned tenors Christopher Turner, and Paul Bambrough. Previously Andrew studied his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nottingham, and is a Masters graduate from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Throughout undergraduate study Andrew was a semi-professional international in the sport of Archery—he narrowly missed out on a position at the 2012 Olympic games. Andrew has had an active career in choral music; he has held principal positions as a lay clerk at both Birmingham and Worcester Cathedrals. Andrew also sings with the renowned choirs Ex Cathedra (under the direction of Jeffrey Skidmore), the Armonico Consort (under Christopher Monks), and with the Lassus Consort.
Andrew has performed lead roles in many operatic works. Recently roles include: Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, and as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. In Michael Wolters’ new opera, Ava’s Wedding, Andrew created the role of Ian Hobbs; he has also performed the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Sid in Britten's Albert Herring, Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème, Bartley in Vaughan-Williams’ Riders to the Sea, and Salieri in Rimsky Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri.
Andrew is currently working with Opera North as ensemble for their performances of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night, and Verdi’s Aida. And, as well as this, has just completed a small-scale tour as the leading baritone is Opera North’s Whistlestop Opera, under John Savournin’s expert direction. This summer, Andrew performed in Portsmouth with Beechwood Opera in Le Nozze di Figaro (as Count Almaviva; this production was nominated for Best Classical performance in the Portsmouth Guide Awards 2018), and with Sheffield’s Opera on Location in their modern take on Don Giovanni (as Don Giovanni).
Andrew’s recent oratorio engagements have included: Vaugham William’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Bach’s Magnificat, St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, and cantata for solo voice Ich habe genung, Dvorâk Te Deum, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Duruflé’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Regina Coeli.
As a very active competition singer, both at conservatoire and nationally, Andrew’s competition highlights include: winner of the Andrew Downes’ Contemporary Music competition; winner of the John Ireland Music prize; first prize in the Edward Brooke’s English Song prize; winner of the Ashleyan Opera Prize; second prize in the Mario Lanza Opera Competition; second prize winner in the Edward Brooke’s Lieder Prize; finalist in the Somerset Song Prize; second prize in the Cecil Drew Oratorio competition; second place in the Cameron Smith French song prize; and Andrew previously won a residential scholarship to the renowned international summer school in Oxenfoord, led by the inimitable Malcolm Martineau.