ANDREW BEARDEN BROWN is a tenor studying at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Justin Lavender. Having recently begun his first year in the Masters of Music in Vocal Performance, he is further supported by the Their Serene Highnesses Dr Prince Donatus and Princess Heidi Von Hohenzollern Scholarship.
Lauded by The Washington Post for his “pure” and “poignant” sound, he began his singing career as a treble in the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys under the direction of Michael McCarthy. At the Cathedral he sang for services of national importance, including the state funerals of President Ronald Reagan, President Gerald Ford, and most recently John McCain. During this time he also soloed at the Kennedy Center and with Leonard Slatkin in acclaimed performances of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Following his undergraduate years at Brown University, Andrew Bearden Brown returned to Washington, where he developed a career as a Baroque soloist, specializing in Handel (Messiah) and Bach (Mass in B Minor, St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio). Previous opera roles also include Ernesto in Brown Opera Production’s Don Pasquale and Prisonnier in Opera Lafayette’s Leonore (Gaveaux). Upcoming engagements include Royal College of Music’s Spring Opera Scenes (February 2019) and the St. Matthew Passion (Evangelist) with Buckingham Choral Society (April 2019).