Andrew Hayman – Musical Director
Having spent his former years as variously Choral and Organ Scholars at Newport Cathedral, Monmouth School, and Wells Cathedral, Andrew arrived at Oxford in 2009, singing as an Academical Clerk in Magdalen College Choir, while studying for an undergraduate degree in Music, in which he achieved First Class honours. From there, he spent two years at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, before taking up his current place singing tenor in Winchester Cathedral Choir.
Andrew is also in frequent demand as a soloist both in secular and sacred music; recent engagements have included many of the best known oratorios, Schubert’s Winterreise and Finzi’s A Young Man’s Exhortation in the world of song, and the role of Hyllus in Handel’s Hercules, and those of First Priest and First Armed Man in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Besides singing, Andrew can regularly be heard as an accompanist; on the organ, having achieved his ARCO in the summer of 2010, and more recently playing for the Wherwell Singers; and as a pianist, recently for recitals of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Britten’s Winter Words, and a more eclectic mix besides! Aside from performing professionally, Andrew also teaches extensively over the Hampshire area, working for the county music service and for Grange Park Opera’s Primary Robins scheme.
In his spare time, Andrew is an avid sports fan, particularly following the fortunes of Chelsea, Welsh Rugby and any sort of cricket.
William Waine – Managing Director
William is a countertenor who began singing at the age of 6 in the choir of his father’s Parish Church, later taking up a Choral Scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford in 2010. Alongside studying for an honours degree in Law, William sang in the daily services in Christ Church Cathedral; on several CD recordings – including the Gramophone Award-nominated Choirs of Angels: Music from the Eton Choirbook; and on tours to the USA and China. William was also part of The Oxford Scholars men’s voice trio, spending August 2013 giving a series of recitals and concerts across New Zealand. During his time in Oxford, William sang as a soloist for and with many local ensembles, and has since appeared as a soloist across the UK and as far afield as Sydney, Australia. He has also given a diverse range of recitals, including Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater with string quartet in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. In April 2014, William moved to Chichester to take up a post as a Lay Vicar in the Cathedral Choir, with whom he appeared as a soloist on BBC Radio 3, and on a one-per-part recording of men’s voices Music for Lent and Passiontide. Since January 2017, William has been working as a freelance singer based in London.
William is also a choral conductor. He was the director of the Christ Church College Choir in their evensongs in Christ Church Cathedral, concerts with orchestra including Handel’s Coronation Anthems and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, and whom he took on tour to Dublin in July 2013. He was later Musical Director of the City of Wolverhampton Choir, and is currently the Musical Director of Cantemus in Havant. William has recently founded Chichester Cathedral’s first Voluntary Choir.