Andrew O’Connor was born in Perth, and graduated from the University of Western Australia (BMus) before developing a successful teaching career and performing both around Australia and internationally in opera and vocal chamber music. He relocated to Sydney in 2015 to join The Song Company, Australia's leading vocal ensemble – performing across the country in subscription, festival, recording, education, and collaborative projects.
His 2017-18 solo engagements include Bach BWV 106 Actus Tragicus and Handel Israel in Egypt with Bach Akademie Australia at the Canberra International Music Festival, Fauré Requiem with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, performing excerpts from Massenet’s Thaïs in Sydney and Brisbane with Hourglass Ensemble, Arvo Pärt Passio with Song Company and Omega Ensemble, Monteverdi 1610 Vespers with Song Company and Orchestra of the Antipodes, Bach Magniﬁcat with St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Bach St John Passion in City Recital Hall with the Choir of St James, Mozart Requiem and Haydn Paukenmesse for Collegium Musicum, and twice performing the role of Levite in Handel's Solomon in Sydney with the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus and in the Perth Concert Hall with St George's Cathedral Consort for broadcast on ABC Classic FM.
In an ensemble context Andrew also works regularly with Sydney’s leading early and contemporary music organisations including Opera Australia, Bach Akademie Australia, Cantillation, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Choir of St James, Hourglass Ensemble, and Sydney Antiphony.
Andrew continues his work in music education and mentoring through The Song Company’s education programs, the award-winning Moorambilla Voices program, and the Perth Choral Institute.
Andrew O’Connor appears courtesy of The Song Company
Andrew will sing Bass 2 in our inaugural 2019 concert Bach & Telemann.