The Old Bailey Choir

Director of Music

DR ANDREW STOREY enjoys a busy schedule as a choral conductor, repetiteur and organist in and around London. He has performed in major concert halls both in the UK and abroad including the Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Brussels Cathedral.

In 1992, Andrew joined the Hackney Singers as their repetiteur and over the past 30 years has worked on and performed major choral works including Messiah (Handel) and B Minor Mass (Bach) with the London Mozart players in the Festival Hall, Requiem (Verdi), Creation (Haydn), Gloria (Poulenc), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini) and Carmina Burana (Orff). Working as an assistant to Mark Shanahan inspired him to take up the baton and in 2005 he was appponted as conductor of the Ashtead Singers, one of the premiere chamber choirs in Surrey. He has conducted them in leading liturgical services in English Cathedrals and also in concert both in the UK and abroad.

In 2014, Andrew was appointed as the Musical Director of Faversham Choral Society where he led them for three years including their 50th Anniversary performance of Haydn's Creation. In 2017, he accepted the role as the first Director of Music of the Old Bailey Choir and has conducted them in performances of The Armed Man in the Royal Courts of Justice, Vivaldi’s Gloria in the Stationers' Hall as well as leading them in the annual Old Bailey Carol Services.

Andrew has enjoyed a long association with Ashtead Choral Society dating back to their tour of Prague in 2001. Since that time, he has toured with them as organist in Florence, Salzburg, Bruges and conducted them on tour in Luxembourg. He was delighted to become their new Musical Director in 2018 and to begin his tenure by leading them in their 70th Anniversary year.

Andrew teaches at Dulwich College and assists the music department by singing in the Chapel Choir and conducting senior school musicals such as Guys and Dolls, Kiss me Kate and Grease!