'Agnus Dei', Samuel Barber. Arranged by Nigel Wright. Choirs: London Oratory School Schola(Lee Ward, cond.), London Lads(Annie Skates, cond.)
Andrew, head chorister at the Cathedral in his hometown of Carlisle has gone from ordinary schoolboy bullied for his talent, to an absolute singing sensation almost overnight. The 13-year-old has not only performed in front of millions of people on ITV1's Britain's Got Talent, but has also landed an enviable record deal with one of the most influential music figures in the business, Simon Cowell a deal that Andrew could only have dreamt about previously. Andrew's debut album 'One Voice' was released on 15th September 2008.
Andrew Johnston stormed into the public consciousness when he auditioned for Britain's Got Talent in Manchester. He stunned audiences and judges alike, moving many to tears with his unforgettable rendition of Pie Jesu. Unbelievably, the audition for the TV show was the first time that Andrew had ever held a microphone and sung on stage. This audition has now been watched by more than five million people on YouTube.
His talent catapulted him to the finals of the TV show where 14 million people witnessed Andrew coming third, giving the performance of a lifetime. Subsequently, he has joined his fellow finalists on the Britain's Got Talent UK Tour, a 23 date live show that has seen him perform to audiences across the country.