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Andrew W. Gaydos (Baritone, Choral Conductor)

Born: USA

The American baritone, choral conductor and music pedagogue, Andrew W. Gaydos, obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from Moravian College, and his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

A lifelong advocate for the choral arts, Andrew Gaydos has performed with and conducted numerous professional and andrewgaydosamateurensembles in the Philadelphia and Boston regions. Highlights have included Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Born A King by William Lloyd Webber (Andrew’s father), O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Felix Mendelssohn, Mozart’s Coronation Mass KV 317, Camille Saint-SaënsChristmas Oratorio, Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and numerous productions of the Mozart's Requiem and George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.

Andrew Gaydos has taught in both private and public institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He is a Music Teacher at Pope John XXIII High School and since 2009 he has also been also the Associate Music Director at the First Congregational Church (FCC) of Kingston, New Hampshire. In this role he works with the music in the Children’s Ministry, rehearses and conducts the Senior Choir, rehearses and conducts the Women’s Praise Chorus, coordinates and plays the Saturday Evening Service at the Newton Campus as well as organizing other instrumental and vocal groups in the church. As a bi-vocational music minister, he teaches music in Concord and conducts the Rockingham Choral Society at Philips Exeter Academy.
He also teaches private voice and piano lessons in Hampstead and Windham, New Hampshire.

Andrew Gaydos has been married to his wife Camille for almost 20 years. Camille is the Worship Leader at the Newton Campus Saturday afternoon service. Together they have two daughters: Rachael, who is attending college in Boston and Chloe who you can see behind the drum set at the Saturday Newton service. The family resides in Hampstead, New Hampshire. As a family they enjoy exploring New England from the Maine coast to the mountains of Vermont right into the heart of Boston. They feel very blessed to be a part of the FCC community.

Source: Rockingham Choral Society Website (2011); First Congregational Church of Kingston Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2014)

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