Raised in the British choral tradition, Andrew McAnerney is the Artistic Director of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa (CSO), director of the men and boys choir at Christ Church Cathedral, and artistic director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM). He has taught at the CAMMAC Music Centre and at the University of Moncton. He studied music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College).
Since his arrival in Canada in 2012, Andrew has conducted a range of choirs and orchestras including National Arts Centre Orchestra, Arion baroque, Chamber Players of Canada, Elora Singers, Elmer Isler Singers, Choeur Louisbourg, and La Rose des vents. He has received three nominations for the Opus Prize; concert of the year 2016 and 2018, and recording of the year 2017.
Recent work has included directing Monteverdi Vespers at the National Arts Centre for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a critically acclaimed CD of Lassus under the ATMA label with SMAM, and a concert of early Canadian music at St John’s Smith Square, London, England.