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  Andrew Wicks   [Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks]    (b. 1963) Boy Soprano Soloist 
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Andrew Wicks Andrew Wicks was born in 1963. Early school reports recommended his entry for cathedral voice trials, and in 1971, Dr. John Birch accepted him as a probationer at Chichester; and he entered the Prebendal school. He became Head Chorister in 1976, and around this time Andrew first performed as a soloist in his own right, with two lunchtime recitals with Dr. Birch in Chichester Cathedral, attracting record attendances.

In 1977 Andrew went on to Eastbourne College where he continued his solo and recording work. Andrew made his last treble recording for the BBC in January 1978.

He later became a choral scholar at Durham University where he graduated in music. Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music for four years, and returned to Glyndebourne as a tenor (singing Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte, 1996) and now has a busy solo career in Concert and Opera.

He lives in Sussex and is married with three children.
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Featured Recordings Compact | Full
Andrew Wicks - Chichester Cathedral Chorister
Chichester Cathedral Chorister (Abbey LPB 778, LP) May 1977
Featuring Andrew Wicks  
Recorded in the Organ Room at Glyndebourne after Andrew had left Chichester, with accompaniments by John Birch at the piano and in Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock" with clarinet obbligato by Lee Stevenson.
In his review ("The Gramophone" Aug. 1977, p. 332) Stanley Webb wrote: "He has a beautiful voice right through its range, sings fluently in English, German and Italian, and brings an intelligent approach to every piece." Adding that it requires an adult singer to bring out the full piquancy and emotional depth of some songs, the review continues: "Art and voice were best matched . . . in Rutland Boughton's always delightful 'Faery Song' and in the incomparable 'Voi che sapete' in which he seemed a plausible Cherubino. John Birch . . . gives unfailing compfort and support with his judicious piano accompaniments."
  1.   The Shepherd on the Rock (Schubert) (L)   Title in english but sing in German.
  2.   The Lark in the Clear Air (Irish Air arr. Phyllis Tate) (L)  
  3.   Faery Song [from The Immortal Hour] (Boughton) (L)  
  4.   The Birds (Britten) (L)  
  5.   The Monkey's Carol (Stanford)  
  6.   Trottin' to the Fair (Irish Melody arr. Stanford) (L)  
  7.   Zwiegesang (Spohr) (L)  
  8.   Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams) (L)  
  9.   Horsch, Horsch, Die Lerch (Schubert) (L)  
10.   Der Musensohn (Schubert) (L)  
11.   Lachen und Weinen (Schubert) (L)  
12.   The Lass with the Delicate Air (Arne)  
13.   The Tailor and the Mouse (trad. English)  
14.    Voi Che Sapete [from The Marriage of Figaro] (Mozart) (L)  
Andrew Wicks - In Choir and Concert at Chichester Cathedral
In Choir and Concert at Chichester Cathedral (Abbey LPB 775, LP) December 1976
Featuring Andrew Wicks  
These are "live" recordings with accompaniments by John Birch (piano / organ).
  1.   I Will Sing a New Song (Dvorak)  
  2.   Cradlesong: Maria Wiegenlied (Reger) (L)   Op. 76, no. 52
  3.   Cradlesong: Zum Schlafen (Reger)   Op. 76, no. 59
  4.   Magnificat in G (C V Stanford) (L)  
  5.   With Verdure Clad (Haydn) (L)  
  6.   Heidenroslein (Schubert) (L)  
  7.   An Die Musik (Schubert) (L)  
  8.   Die Forelle (Schubert) (L)  
  9.   Hear Ye, Israel (Mendelssohn) (L)  
10.   Hear My Prayer/O For the Wings of a Dove (Mendelssohn) (L)  
11.   Alleluya [from Exultate, Jubilate] (Mozart) (L)  
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Andrew Wicks - Twice Were Angels
Twice Were Angels (Griffin GCCD 4065, CD) November 2008
Featuring Christopher Betts   Robin Blaze   Jeremy Bowyer   Andrew Brough   Dara Carroll   Justyn Christer   Michael Criswell   Paul Dutton   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   Daniel Norman   David Pickering   Mark Robson   Christopher Smith   Andrew Wicks  
  1.   Morning has broken (trad gaelic, words Farjean)   Treble soloist: Mark Robson
  2.   The Trout (Schubert)   Treble soloist: David Pickering
  3.   Shepherd, Shepherd, Leave Decoying (Purcell)   Treble soloists: Andrew Brough & Christopher Smith
  4.   On Wings of song (Mendelssohn)   Treble soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas with Andrew Shenton (organ)
  5.   Angels ever bright & fair (Handel: Theodora)   Treble soloist: Jeremy Bowyer
  6.   Will ye no come back again? (trad)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  7.   Faery Song (Boughton: Immortal Hour)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  8.   Lullaby (Brahms)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
  9.   Road to the Isles (trad.)   Treble soloist: Dara Carroll
10.   There is a Green Hill Far Away (Horsley, Alexander)   Treble soloist: Michael Criswell
11.   Quem Pastores Laudavere (anon C14, Rutter)   Treble soloist: Michael Criswell
12.   Buckingham Palace   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
13.   Halfway Down the Stairs   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
14.   Polite   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
15.   Lines & Squares   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
16.   Vespers   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
17.   No John, No   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
18.   Blow away   Treble soloist: Andrew Wicks
19.   I waited for the Lord (Mendelssohn)   Treble soloists: Daniel Norman and Justyn Christer
20.   O Lovely Peace (Handel: Judas Maccabeus)   Treble soloists: Daniel Norman and Christopher Betts
21.   Bist du bei mir (J S Bach: Anna Magdalena)   Treble soloist: Daniel Norman
22.   Pie Jesu (Durufle Requiem)   Treble soloist: Daniel Norman
23.   The Holy Boy (Ireland) (words H.Brown)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
24.   The Holy City (Adams)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
25.   Bless this house (Brahe)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
26.   Hey, Ho, the Wind & the Rain (Quilter)   Treble soloist: Paul Dutton
27.   The Call (Vaughan Williams: 5 Mystical SongsĚ)   Treble soloist: Robin Blaze
28.   Abide with me ("Eventide") (Monk, words: Lyte)   Treble soloist: Robin Blaze
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Andrew Wicks - Once Were Christmas Angels
Once Were Christmas Angels (Griffin GCCD4057, CD) October 2006
Featuring Jeremy Bowyer   Ian Cooper   Michael Criswell   Peter Davey   Paul Dutton   David Elias   Christopher Harvey   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   James Lyle   Michael Mace   Owen Pugh   David Rees-Williams   Robin Walker   Peter White   Andrew Wicks  
The follow-up CD to "Once Were Angels".
  1.   Ding Dong, Merrily  
  2.   Silent Night  
  3.   Holly & the Ivy  
  4.   O Little Town of Bethlehem  
  5.   Walking in the Air  
  6.   See Amid the Winter Snow  
  7.   Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep  
  8.   Once in Royal Davidís City  
  9.   Quem Pastores Laudavere  
10.   Born Today is a Holy Child  
11.   Sunny Bank (I Saw 3 Ships)  
12.   The Candlelight Carol  
13.   Away in a Manger  
14.   Lullay Lulow  
15.   Little Road to Bethlehem  
16.   King Jesus Hath a Garden  
17.   Christmas is Coming  
18.   All Godís Chilluní (I got a Robe)  
19.   I Wonder as I Wander  
20.   Blessed Virginís Cradle Song  
21.   Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing day  
22.   Myn Lyking  
23.   Sweet Baby Sleep  
24.   Rejoice, The Lord is King  
25.   A New Year Carol  
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Andrew Wicks - Once Were Angels: The Tradition of Boy Trebles
Once Were Angels: The Tradition of Boy Trebles (Griffin GCCD 4040, CD) April 2003
Featuring Robin Blaze   Jeremy Bowyer   Andrew Brough   Dara Carroll   Michael Criswell   Peter Davey   James Davis   Paul Dutton   Michael Ginn   Thomas Hunt   Daniel Ludford-Thomas   Christopher Smith   Andrew Wicks  
Compiled by Stephen Beet, Donald Hunt, Roger Fisher and Andrew Johnson for the record label Griffin. Includes a 16 page booklet with full biographical notes & pictures.

Harry Mudd, executive producer of Abbey Records and the associated Alpha Label, made an enourmous impact with his standalone recordings of choirs and boy soprano soloists in particular. This recording includes highlights from some of these soloists on CD for the first time.
  1.   Linden Lea (Vaughan Williams)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  2.   I will give my love an apple   Soloist: Paul Dutton
  3.   Alleluya (Mozart)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  4.   O for the wings of a dove (Mendelssohn)   Soloist: Michael Ginn with the Choir of the Temple Church, London
  5.   Lark in the clear air (Trad)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
  6.    Der Musensohn (Schubert)   Soloist: Andrew Wicks
  7.    Orpheus with his lute (Sullivan)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
  8.   Laudamus te (Vivaldi)   Soloists: Thomas Hunt and Paul Dutton
  9.   Happy, Iphis, shalt thou live (Handel) (L)   Soloist: Jeremy Bowyer
10.   Shepherd's Song (Elgar)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
11.   Pie Jesu (Faure)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
12.   Skye Boat Song (Trad)   Soloist: Dara Carroll
13.   Let us wander not unseen (Purcell)   Soloists: Andrew Brough and Christopher Smith
14.   Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Quilter)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
15.   A grateful heart (Plumstead)   Soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas
16.   A song of wisdom (Stanford)   Soloist: Daniel Ludford-Thomas
17.   Be not afraid (Schutz)   Soloist: Michael Criswell
18.   Harke, harke, the Lark (Trad.)   Soloist: Michael Criswell
19.   Agnus Dei (Mozart)   Soloist: James Davis
20.   En Priere (Faure)   Soloist: Peter Davey
21.   Evening Hymn (Purcell)   Soloist: Peter Davey
22.   Drop, drop slow tears (Gibbons)   Soloist: Robin Blaze
23.   I got me flowers (Vaughan Williams)   Soloist: Robin Blaze
24.   I know that my redeemer liveth (Handel)   Soloist: Paul Dutton
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Christmas in Chichester (ABBEY MVP 786, LP) 1977
Featuring Andrew Wicks  
  1.   In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Darke)  
  2.   Here is the Little Door (Howells)  
  3.   A Spotless Rose (Howells)  
  4.   Quem Pastores Laudavere (arr Rutter)  
  5.   The Three Kings (Peter Cornelius)  
  6.   Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child (Kenneth Leighton)  
  7.   A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten)  
  8.   Sunny Bank (Peter Hurford)  
  9.   Christmas is Coming (arr Walford Davies)  
10.   Born Today is the Holy Child (arr Cashmore)  
11.   Adam lay ybounden (Robert Walker)  
12.   The Holy Boy (John Ireland)  
13.   Little David, play on yo' harp (arr Malcolm Sargent)  
14.   Lullay Lord Jesus (arr George Thalben Ball)  
15.   Ding, Dong, Merrily on High (arr Malcolm Williamson)  
16.   The Little Road to Bethlehem (Michael Head)  
17.   All God's Chillun (arr Malcolm Sargent)  
18.   Silent Night (arr Malcolm Sargent)  
Andrew Wicks - In Quires and Places...No. 17
In Quires and Places...No. 17 (Abbey LPB 770, LP) 1976
Featuring Chichester Cathedral Choir   In Quires and Places...   Andrew Wicks  
Accompaniments are by Ian Fox (electronic organ)
  1.   Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)  
  2.   The Lord is my Shepherd (Berkeley)   Andrew Wicks (treble soloist)
  3.   Praise our Lord, all ye Gentiles (Byrd)  
  4.   Remember, O Lord (Walmisley)   Andrew Wicks (treble soloist) Michael Pearce (bass)
  5.   Hymn of the Cherubim (Rachmaninov)  
  6.   Cast me not away (S.S. Wesley)  
  7.   O Lord, Almighty God (Naylor)  
  8.   Magnificat (Walton)   Andrew Wicks (treble soloist) Michael Walsh (alto)
  9.   Nunc Dimittis (Walton)   Andrew Wicks (treble soloist) Michael Walsh (alto)
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