St Albans Cathedral is proud to announce that our Master of the Music, Andrew Lucas, will be taking on the role of Interim Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral after he retires from the Cathedral this summer. This interim position, starting after the departure of Dr. Andrew Lumsden at the end of July, comes with our full support and blessing.

Andrew Lucas has been an integral part of St Albans Cathedral for 26 years, leading our choir to national and international acclaim. His dedication to musical excellence and his commitment to nurturing young talent have left an indelible mark on our community.

The Very Reverend Jo Kelly-Moore, Dean of St Albans, stated, “For the last 26 years, Andrew Lucas has been leading excellence in music at St Albans Cathedral. Andrew is a superb musician, who is generous, collaborative, and kind. He is highly respected and well-loved by the whole Cathedral community and beyond. We know that Andrew will be a blessing to the music of Winchester Cathedral.”

"I look forward to providing support and continuity as the choirs, music staff, Chapter and the whole Cathedral community move into a new era with their next Director of Music.” - Andrew Lucas

Andrew Lucas expressed his excitement about this new opportunity: “Having worked for almost 27 years at St Albans Cathedral, where musical excellence has always been part of its daily life, I am honoured to be invited to maintain the long tradition of outstanding choral music in the daily worship of Winchester Cathedral. I look forward to providing support and continuity as the choirs, music staff, Chapter and the whole Cathedral community move into a new era with their next Director of Music.”

We are confident that Andrew will bring his exemplary skills and experience to Winchester, ensuring the continuation of their outstanding choral tradition. While we will miss his daily presence at St Albans, we celebrate this new chapter in his illustrious career and look forward to the mutual benefits this collaboration will bring.