Baritone Andrew Randall, was raised in the heart of the Peak District; currently working and residing in Birmingham, he is taught by the renowned tenor, 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. On top of many other freelance engagements, Andrew is Principal Bass lay clerk for Worcester Cathedral, sings with the renowned choir Ex Cathedra (under the direction of Jeffrey Skidmore), with the Armonico Consort (under Christopher Monks), and with the Lassus Consort.
Andrew has performed lead roles in many operatic works. Most recently, as Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte, and as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (a role which he will reprise this summer). 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’s recent oratorio engagements have included: 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.
Andrew has been a very active competition singer. He has been awarded: first prize for the Andrew Downes’ Contemporary Music competition; winner of the John Ireland Music prize (a discipline-wide competition); 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 previously won a residential scholarship to the renowned international summer school in Oxenfoord, led by the inimitable Malcolm Martineau.