Past
events

To view forthcoming projects, please visit the Schedule page.

may
11

2022
mozart: secrets & seduction

National Opera Studio Young Artists

Andrew led the Young Artists of the National Opera Studio in a London staging of their Opera North residency project.

Hoxton Hall

London

apr
14

2022
bbc singers in concert

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted the BBC Singers in a programme of Passiontide music, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Music included works by Byrd, Anerio, Cesis, Leighton, Sanders, Kerensa Briggs, Szymon Godziemba-Trytek, Aleksandra Chimielewska and Lesya Dychko. 

St Paul's Church

Knightsbridge

apr
8
2022
valiant-for-truth

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Londinium in a concert marking 150 years since the birth of Vaughan Williams. Alongside RVW's own music, the programme included works by his teachers Parry, Stanford and Ravel, his friends Gustav Holst and Finzi, and his students Ina Boyle, Imogen Holst and Elizabeth Maconchy.

St Gabriel's Church

Pimlico

apr
1
2022
schütz: The german orpheus

Thames Valley Early Music Forum

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop exploring the life and works of Heinrich Schütz, to mark 350 years since the composer's death.

All Saints Kingston

mar
19
2022
RVW, dyson & rutter

Kingston Choral Society & Thames Sinfonia

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew led Kingston Choral Society in Vaughan Williams' Toward the Unknown Region, Dyson's Agincourt and Rutter's RequiemThe soprano soloist was Rhiannon Llewellyn.

All Saints Kingston

mar
13

2022
lidarti: esther

Hampstead Garden Opera & Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted the first ever UK performance of Cristiano Lidarti's Hebrew-language oratorio Esther, written in the eighteenth century. The cast included Eleanor Pennell-Briggs, Alexander Aldren, James Beddoe and Peter Edge.

Free Church

Hampstead Garden Suburb

feb
11
2022
heartsong

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew led Londinium in an atmospheric sequence of sacred music including Rheinberger's Mass in Eb, and motets by Byrd, Sheppard, Comes, Schütz, Tomkins and Rutter.

St Peter's Church

Eaton Sq, London

dec
2021-FeB
2022
handel: theodora

The Royal Opera

Harry Bicket (conductor)

Andrew returned to The Royal Opera as assistant conductor/continuo for Handel's oratorio, in a new staging by Katie Mitchell. The cast included Joyce DiDonato, Jakub Józef Orlinski and Ed Lyon. Performances were on 31 Jan and 2, 4, 7, 12, 14, 16 Feb 2022.

The Royal Opera

dec
12
2021
monteverdi christmas vespers

Bampton Classical Voices and Players

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew returned to Bampton to direct the traditional concert for St Beornwald's Day: a gorgeous Christmas Vespers based around music by Monteverdi.

St Mary's Church

Bampton

dec
11
2021
a new dawn 

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Londinium's Christmas programme mixed beloved classics by Britten, Byrd, Vaughan Williams and Lassus with music by Swayne, Leighton, Praetorius and Naji Hakim. The centrepiece was Philip Moore's Salutatio Angelica.

St James's Church

Sussex Gardens, London

nov
20
2021
mass in troubled times

Kingston Choral Society / Thames Sinfonia

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Kingston Choral Society's first concert since December 2019, featuring Haydn's Nelson Mass, Mozart's Coronation Mass, and JC Bach's Magnificat in C.

All Saint's Kingston

oct
15
2021
silence and music

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Londinium's programme affirmed the power of singing to sustain us in troubled times. Repertoire included the UK premiere of Kerensa Briggs' Hear My Prayer, and recent works by Richard Allain & Bernard Hughes.

St Gabriel's Church

Pimlico

oct
9
2021
josquin at 500

North West Early Music Forum

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an all-day workshop exploring some of Josquin's most remarkable music through the lens of a motet by Jacquet de Mantua, marking 500 years since the composer's death.

St Columba's RC Church

Chester

sep
22
2021
josquin remembered

Southern Early Music Forum

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop exploring some of Josquin's most remarkable music, to mark 500 years since the composer's death.

Zoom

jul
24-30
2021
songs of thanksgiving and lament 

Dartington Festival Choir

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed the Dartington Festival Choir in Week One of the Summer School, sadly curtailed by a case of Covid-19. Repertoire included a new work by Nico Muhly, Schütz, Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Padilla, Purcell and Gibbons.  

Dartington Hall

nr Totnes

jul
18
2021
music divine 

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Londinium's first performances since February 2020, including many favourites of the English choral repertoire.

St John the Divine

Kennington

jul
17
2021
music divine 

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Londinium's first performances since February 2020, including many favourites of the English choral repertoire.

Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich

jun
9
2021
forbidden touch 

National Opera Studio

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted the singers and rèpètiteurs of the National Opera Studio in a public showing of scenes directed by Emma Jenkins.

Hoxton Hall

may
19
2021
illuminating darkness

National Opera Studio

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted the singers and rèpètiteurs of the National Opera Studio in a live-streamed showing of scenes directed by Olivia Fuchs.

Blackburn Hall

National Opera Studio

apr
26
2021
venetian music for ascension 

Thames Valley Early Music Forum

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop for singers and instrumentalists exploring music for the Fèsta de ła Sènsa), a major public celebration of Venice’s glory. It includes music by Monteverdi, both Gabrielis, Croce and Bassano.

Zoom

apr
18
2021
josquin at 500

Benslow music

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop exploring some of Josquin's most remarkable music, to mark 500 years since the composer's death.

Zoom

jan
10
2021
josquin at 500

The Renaissance Singers

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop exploring some of Josquin's most remarkable music, to mark 500 years since the composer's death.

Zoom

dec
13
2020
In dulci jubilo! 

Thames Valley Early Music Forum

Andrew Griffiths (workshop leader)

Andrew led an online workshop centred on Magnificats by Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius, and the origins of old-German carols.

Zoom

dec
12
2020
baroque Christmas cantatas

Bampton Classical Opera

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed pastoral Christmas cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Caldara from the harpsichord.  

St Mary's Church

Witney

nov
20
2020
handel: ariodante

The Royal Opera

Christian Curnyn (conductor) 

Andrew assisted Christian Curnyn and played harpischord continuo in concert performances of one of Handel's finest operas, with a stunning cast.

The Royal Opera

SEP
15-18
2020
BBC Singers

 

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed the BBC Singers in a programme celebrating the healing power of music, recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 to mark World Alzheimer's Day.

BBC Maida Vale Studios

mar
27
2020
town and country - CANCELLED

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. This fascinating programme explored the age-old rivalry between city and country life. Repertoire includes music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Musgrave, Leighton, Bingham, Bliss and Britten.

St John's Church, Waterloo

London SE1

mar
27
2020
BBC Singers - cancelled

 

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Andrew was to conduct the BBC Singers in works by Stephen McNeff, Judith Bingham, Cecilia McDowall, Kerry Andrew, Siobhán Cleary and Deirdre McKay. 

St Paul's Church

Knightsbridge

mar
20
2020
BBC Singers - cancelled

 

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Andrew was to conduct the BBC Singers in music by Rolf Hind, Judith Weir and John Tavener. T

Cutty Sark

Greenwich

mar
21
2020
bach magnificat - cancelled
 

Kingston Choral Society / The Purcell Orchestra

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Andrew was to conduct Bach's Magnificat and Handel's Coronation Anthems with soloists Charlotte Bowden, Stephanie Hershaw, Emily Sierra, Matthew Keighley and Dafydd Allen.

All Saints

Kingston

feb
14
2020
love's tempest

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted Londinium in a varied programme of music on the theme on the theme of Love, including works by Bednall, Elgar, Harvey, Jackson, Parry, Rorem and Watkins.

St John's Church, Waterloo

London SE1

jan
3-6
2020
coro casa da música
Sofi Jeannin (conductor)

Andrew returned to work with this leading Portuguese choir ahead of Sofi Jeannin's performances. Repertoire included Poulenc's Mass in G and Phillippe Manoury's Fragments d’Héraclite.

Casa da Música

Porto

dec
14
2019
christus natus est!

Kingston Choral Society

William Vann (organ)

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Cecilia McDowall's festive cantata, plus carols for choir and audience.

St Andrew's Church, Surbiton

dec
13
2019
o magnum mysterium

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

A cappella Christmas music, including works by Francis Pott, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, John McCabe, Giles Swayne, Matthew Martin and Gabriel Jackson.

St John's Church, Waterloo

London SE1

nov
16
2019
Mendelssohn: St paul

Kingston Choral Society

Thames Sinfonia

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted Mendelssohn's glorious early oratorio with Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Alex Sprague (tenor) and Thomas Faulkner (bass)

All Saints' Church

Kingston upon Thames

oct
11
2019
beyond the night sky

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Music inspired by space travel and the cosmos, including works by Barnaby Martin, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Ben Parry and Steve Martland. 

St John's Church, Waterloo

London SE1

dec
7
2019
requiem for hieronymus bosch

BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov, Andrew Griffiths (conductors)

Andrew conducted the BBC Singers in Franco-Flemish polyphony, and

as the offstage chorus in the UK premiere of Glanert's Requiem.

Barbican Hall

London

sep-
oct
2019
handel: Agrippina

The Royal Opera

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor)

Andrew worked as Assistant Conductor on Barrie Kosky's production, with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies and Franco Fagioli.

Royal Opera House,

Covent Garden

sep
7-9
2019
coro casa da música

"Mulheres Pioneiras"

Sofi Jeannin (conductor)

Andrew led rehearsals with this leading Portuguese choir ahead of Sofi Jeannin's performances. 

Casa da Música

Porto

aug
25
2019
time and tide

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

A cappella music including Rheinberger's Mass in Eb for Double Choir

St Augustine's Church

Bexhill-on-Sea

aug
24
2019
time and tide

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

A cappella music including Rheinberger's Mass in Eb for Double Choir

Christ Church

St Leonards-on-Sea

aug
2
2019
a venetian vespers for ascension

Soloists from Stile Antico; Dartington Big Choir; The City Musick

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew devised and conducted a mouthwatering 'fantasy' Vespers including music by Monteverdi, Croce, Bassano, and the Gabrielis.

Great Hall

Dartington

jul
12
2019
the grand tour

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Londinium in a superbly eclectic programme of works based around the idea of the 'Grand Tour'.

St John's Church, Waterloo

London SE1

jun
29
2019
the power of music

Kingston Choral Society

James Orford (organ/piano); Clare O'Connell (cello)

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Duruflé's Requiem, Max Bruch's The Power of Song and Tavener's Syvati, with soloists Jessica Gillingwater and Gareth Brynmor John.

St Andrew's Church, Surbiton

jun
19
2019
orchestra of the swan

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Following an acclaimed debut in 2018, Andrew returned to the Orchestra of the Swan to conduct a programme of Mozart, Beethoven and Thea Musgrave.

Bradshaw Hall

Birmingham Royal Conservatoire

apr
may
2019
purcell for the royal ballet 

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew made his debut for the Royal Ballet, conducting Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's new work Medusa. Performances were on 8, 9, 15, 16, 18, 21 May.

The Royal Opera House

Covent Garden

apr
6
2019
bach: b minor mass 

Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus; Royal Northern Sinfonia

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew made his debut with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, with soloists Fflyr Wyn, Madeleine Shaw, Nick Pritchard and Ed Grint.

Sheffield City Hall

apr
4
2019
a mass of masses

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted Londinium's debut for Eaton Square Concerts, performing masses by Vaughan Williams, Rheinberger, Albright and Rodney Bennett.

St Peter's Church,

Eaton Square, SW1

mar
30
2019
handel: messiah

Kingston Choral Society; The Purcell Orchestra

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed Handel's masterpiece to mark KCS' 250th concert.

All Saints' Church

Kingston upon Thames

mar
2
2019
total immersion: ligeti

BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Orchestra

Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Andrew acted as chorus master to the BBC Singers for Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds.

Barbican Hall

London

feb
2
2019
the hour glass

Londinium

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew directed a programme on the theme of Time, including Irving Fine's The Hour Glass and the premiere of Barnaby Martin's I saw eternity.

St James' Church

Sussex Gardens, W2

feb
1
2019
bbc singers in concert

Andrew Griffiths (conductor)

Andrew conducted the world premiere of John Pickard's new work Mass in Troubled Times alongside Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor.

St Peter's Church

Eaton Square, W1