Andrew Lumsden (choral director)
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Andrew Lumsden, (born 1962), has been Organist and Director of Music of Winchester Cathedral Choir since 2002. Son of Sir David Lumsden, he trained at Winchester College, RSAMD and St John's College, Cambridge before taking up the position of Assistant Organist at Southwark Cathedral in 1985. From there he moved to Westminster Abbey in 1988 as Sub-Organist and thence to Lichfield Cathedral in 1992 as Organist and Master of the Choristers until moving to Winchester Cathedral in 2002.
He is currently the director of the Waynflete Singers.
Andrew Lumsden has appeared on Great British Railway Journeys, in which presenter Michael Portillo was introduced to the Winchester Cathedral organ. Other appearances include editions of Songs of Praise from Westminster Abbey, St Margaret's Westminster (for a programme on Parliament) and Beulieu Abbey. Televised services include memorial services for Lord Olivier, Dame Peggy Ashcroft and the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain (all from Westminster Abbey), Midnight Mass and 4 Advent services from Lichfield, and Easter Morning Eucharist, 2Songs of praise and Christmas Day Carols form Winchester. Also Top Gear, and the Westland Helicopter AGM in the Royal Albert Hall.
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