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Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Musical Director - Andrew Marples



We are very fortunate that Andrew Marples agreed to become our Musical Director in 2013. He is a very busy, accomplished musician with many local commitments.

Andrew Marples

Andrew studied music at the University of Reading and won a post-graduate scholarship to study piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. 

On his return to Chesterfield, Andrew pursued a varied and successful music career. He is greatly in demand as a conductor locally and has been guest conductor with Rotherham Choral Society and Present Company. He has held Musical Director roles with several local groups incuding Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society, Matlock Operatic Society, Sheffield City Opera, Peak Performance and Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society. In additional to Holymoorside Choral Society, Andrew is currently Musical Director of Baslow Choir, MusicWork Vocal Ensemble and Cantiamo.

In 1990 Andrew co-founded the very successful Saturday Lunchtime concerts at Chesterfield Library and established a monthly series of concerts at Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, where he is also organist. He teaches piano at S. Anselmīs School, Bakewell and privately and is a long-suffering supporter of Chesterfield FC!

Andrew is assisted at rehearsals by accompanist Chris Flint who also plays for us at concerts.