Andrew Green began his organ studies at Wakefield Cathedral. He studied Music at Newcastle University, working as accompanist, harpsichordist and organist with the Northern Sinfonia, leading and conducting the University Orchestra, and giving violin recitals with Professor Denis Matthews.
After being awarded a First Class degree in 1972, he spent three years lecturing in the university. He taught at the King's School, Macclesfield, for 34 years, being Director of Music for the last 26 of those years. He continued working as accompanist with various adult choirs (including St George's Singers, Poynton and the Stockport Festival Chorus). His main work with choirs, however, was at King's, where the Foundation Choir became the first winners of the BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year in 2003.
He conducted the Sixth Form Chamber Choir in performances of the Fauré Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, Britten's Saint Nicolas and other works with the Northern Chamber Orchestra. One of his organ scholars at King's, David Baskeyfield, won the St Alban's International Organ Competition in 2011. Andrew has now retired from King's but remains Music Director at Tytherington Family Worship church in Macclesfield.
He enjoys spending a little more time improving his golf, while maintaining frequent connections with King's and continuing to enjoy accompanying choirs.
Margaret was a familiar presence at our concerts, often to be seen chatting to choir members during concert intervals, offering words of praise and encouragement. We have benefited greatly in many ways from her energy and enthusiasm. We shall miss her very much, not least for her warm personality, her radiant smile and her infectious sense of humour. We remember her with gratitude and affection.