Singer (alto)

Giverny McAndry

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About Giverny

Cambridge alumna, Sing Inside co-founder, freelance alto and flautist
Singer (alto)

Giverny studied Music then Law at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge as a recipient of the Albert Gubay Award, and is Co-Founder of Sing Inside, a charity that brings singing workshops into UK prisons. In 2018 Giverny was named on the Isle of Man's 30 Under 30 list, marking her as one of the Island's best young success stories. As a singer, Giverny's solo work has included one-per-part performance of Bach's Motets with the Early Music Collective (Ben Horden), a recording of of Croft's verse anthems (Obsidian Records), Bach's Magnificat, Handel's 'Messiah', and Haydn's 'Nelson' Mass and 'Harmoniemesse' at West Road Concert Hall with Collegium Laureatum. Her consort work has led to a cruise ship residence for Saga Holidays, premiering works for the London Festival of Contemporary Choral Music, and performances of Stockhausen's 'STIMMUNG' with the Facade Ensemble (Benedict Collins-Rice) in collaboration with AnteTerminum Productions. Giverny has sung as part of the professional quartet for Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, Haverstock Hill (Matthew Schellhorn), which realises Dominican and Roman chant notation, and deputises at other London churches including St Bartholomew the Great (Rupert Gough). Giverny regularly sings with choirs such as the Beaufort Singers (Joseph Wicks), The Carice Singers (George Parris), Icosa (Luke Mather), I Dodici (Gabriel Chernick), the Fisher Consort (Jonathan Schranz), and early music specialists The Lacock Scholars (Greg Skidmore), Ensemble Pro Victoria (Toby Ward), and the Early Music Collective (Ben Horden). She has also led residential courses with Dowland Youth Works, introducing young people to part-book singing (Dame Emma Kirkby and Laurence Williams). While at Cambridge, Giverny was appointed Vice President of the Cambridge University Musical Society, and sang with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under Stephen Layton (rated 'fifth best choir in the world' by Gramophone), the Choir of Sidney Sussex College under David Skinner, and the Cambridge University Chamber Choir. Giverny also conducted the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra on the Hill, studying orchestral conducting under Harry Lyth and choral conducting with the Conducting Programme of Queens’ College (Suzi Digby OBE), receiving tuition from Natalia Luis-Bassa (RCM), Paul Brough (RAM), Greg Beardsell (NYCGB), Tim Brown, and Amy Bebbington as a delegate of the Association of British Choral Directors. Previously a first-study flautist, Giverny was awarded 'Most Promising Young Musician' at the Manannan Festival's Young Musician of Mann Competition, performing a concerto with the Island's premier chamber orchestra, and had repeated success in the Manx Competitive Music, Speech and Dance Festival. She was appointed the youngest member and principal flute of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra following tenure in the IAPS National Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. International masterclasses include with Clare Southworth (RAM), Ian Clarke (Trinity Laban), and Ian McLaughlan (JustFlutes). She achieved her ATCL Recital Diploma with Distinction aged 16 in 2011. Giverny has worked in cultural heritage at Norwich Cathedral and for the Britten Sinfonia, and was awarded an Isle of Man Arts Council Artistic Project grant for a contribution to the Island of Culture 2014 programme. Abroad, she interned for the Institute for Creative Music in New York, working in partnership with the Eastman and Julliard Schools of Music. Giverny has also worked as a researcher / writer for Washington-based concept The Box Is Empty (Jeremiah Cawley), dedicated to the development of contemporary art music. While in New Zealand, Giverny worked with Arts Access Aotearoa and the Department of Corrections to bring Sing Inside's work into NZ prisons and sang with the cathedral choirs of Wellington (St Paul) and Auckland (Holy Trinity). Giverny is now based in London, where she is part of the professional quartet for St Saviour's church, Pimlico (Richard Gowers). She pursues music on a freelance basis while training to be a lawyer.

Giverny's Reviews

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Limelight, A
8 years ago

This choir doesn’t deliver a featureless, unanimous blend, and nor does it try to. Its texture is alive and dynamic; a combination of more than 30 individually stellar voices who share a deep musicality and an ironclad sense of ensemble [...] It seems entirely inadequate to attempt to summarise a performance as committed, empathetic and spiritually profound as that delivered here, except to say that I have very rarely felt as moved and changed by a performance. This was the kind of experience that not only brought intense pleasure and awe, but also an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

Music O
7 years ago

"The group gave a first-rate account, and their mastery of overtone singing was generally very good ... it contained some satisfying showcase moments"

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Giverny's Song list

Works known include from composers such as:
JS Bach
Vaughan Williams

Giverny's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£75
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£220
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I'm usually fairly flexible and happy to work this out on a case-by-case basis. The more notice, the better!

How much time do you need to set up?

Some rehearsal time ahead of the performance is appreciated but not always necessary. I am happy to make things work around your arrangements.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - though I am happy to use other equipment (music stands, etc) which are provided by the venue. I'll ask ahead of time what they are likely to have, and what would be easiest.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - I'd be happy to consider your request and see whether including this piece is possible.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Venues in the USA (including Carnegie Hall), Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, St John's Smith Square, and dozens of churches. Saga Cruise Ship!
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