Andrew Wicks was a chorister at Chichester Cathedral and a choral scholar at Durham. He graduated in music from Durham
University and then studied singing and performance at the Royal Northern College of Music, winning the Johnston award. The Countess of Munster Musical Trust assisted his studies.
Operatic engagements include Glyndebourne Festival (Cosi, Don Giovanni), English National Opera (Alcina, War and Peace), Scottish Opera (A Night at the Chinese Opera) Welsh National Opera (Barber of Seville, Ariadne auf Naxos, Il Ritorno D’Ulisse, Seven Deadly Sins, Fidelio, Jephtha), Opera North (Elixir of Love), Grange Park Opera (Don Giovanni), Opera Northern Ireland (Don Pasquale), Castleward Opera (Cosi), Dublin Opera Theatre Company (Cenerentola), Buxton Festival Opera (Hercules, Maria Padilla, Armide, Veronique, Barber of Bagdad, Saul, Mignon) English Touring Opera ( Rake’s Progress, Barber of Seville), Chelsea Opera group, Brighton Festival, and Early Music Russia (Boris Godenouw). Recent projects include working as an understudy for The Royal Opera House and Garsington Opera, singing in the extra chorus at the Opera House, and performing ‘The Golden Dragon’ for Music Theatre Wales, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and performed in the UK and Tongyeong Festival in South Korea.
His international concert career began with such groups as the King’s consort, Gabrieli consort and Monteverdi choir singing Bach, Handel, Mozart and Purcell. He toured Europe and America and performed at the BBC Proms. His extensive Oratorio repertoire now ranges from the baroque, through the classical to romantic works such as Gerontius, The Kingdom, The Apostles, Verdi Requiem and Beethoven Missa Solemnis as well as more contemporary works such as Britten Spring Symphony, War Requiem and St Nicolas. He has performed all over the UK and in Beijing, Mexico, Singapore, and St Petersburg.