Music for St. Patrick’s Day
for St. Patrick's Day
Irish Music: Pipes & Percussion with Andrew Thomson. This will a fun way to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day! The concert is in 2 parts:
- Part 1 is a selection of music composed by Andrew for a variety of percussion instruments, including Marimba.
- Part 2 is a collection of traditional Irish and Scottish music for pipes. Andrew will be assisted by his friend Ken for this section of the concert.
This will be a family-friendly program with a reception to follow in the St. Michael’s Community House.
ANDREW THOMSON, ASCAP, (b.1988) is a composer, performer, and educator, and has collaborated with a variety of organizations, ranging from the internationally acclaimed choirs of Joyful Noise, Inc. (having sung as a chorister from 1996-2004) to the United States Marine Corps.
Andrew began music at age four with voice and piano, adding percussion shortly thereafter. In 2006, following high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Marines as a musician (and rifleman), and became the youngest member of the composition and arranging staff at the Armed Forces School of Music at age 18. Following his enlistment, Andrew earned a degree in Composition and Percussion from Ithaca College, under the tutelage of Gordon Stout.
Andrew serves as the Program Coordinator for Joyful Noise, the umbrella organization for choirs Chorus Angelicus and Gaudeamus in Torrington, CT. He teaches percussion in northwestern Connecticut, and continues to give recitals and masterclasses around the country.
Andrew is an endorsed artist with Marimba One and Grover Pro Percussion.