Andrew Golder was born in Devon and studied at the Royal College of Music with Redvers Llewellyn, Alisdair Grahame and Gordon Stewart. He won an Edward Heath Scholarship in 1978 for further study. His performances included Carmina Burana by Carl Orff and Britten’s War Requiem. He was selected for Master Classes with Dame Janet Baker and with Sir Geraint Evans. At the very beginning of his professional career he sang the Five Mysticasl Songs by Vaughan Williams, at St. John’s, Smith Square, and created the role of David in the world premiere of Alan Detweiler’s opera King Saul. Andrew was the baritone soloist for Ballet Rambert on their 1979 tour of The Tempest, music by Ame Nordheim, choreographed by Glen Tetley, and has worked in the UK and abroad with the English Bach Festival and the Ambrosian Singers. He has performed a varied repertoire of oratorio with major choral societies.
Andrew Golder’s versatility is displayed through his extensive work in London’s West End, where he has performed roles in Sonclheim’s Sweeney Todd and Joseph Papp’s Pirates of Penzance, both at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He records in the studio for television, radio and film sound and with Sudden Singers, his vocal ensemble, makes radio commercials. He has been invited to Scandinavia to record a programme of Sondheim songs for radio. Recently there has been a period of study of operatic roles at the Royal Opera House with Raimund Herincx.
Recent appearances have been at Chichester and Petworth Festivals and a Purcell Room recital in January 1986 re- viewed favourably in The Times. Andrew Golder particularly enjoys English Song and contemporary scores to which he is well suited with his high-ranging baritone. Future engagements include a Wigmore Hall recital in 1987/8.