Andrew Raiskums is a musician based in Melbourne, Australia.
Andrew established Gloriana Chamber Choir in 1994. It started out as a sixteen-voice ensemble specialising in the performance of Renaissance polyphony. The choir soon expanded its numbers along with its repertoire.
Gloriana’s repertoire now includes Bach’s motets and the B minor Mass, the requiems of Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé, all of the a cappella works of Francis Poulenc, Brumel’s Missa et Ecce Terre Motus, Tallis’ Spem in Alium, Handel’s Messiah, most of Britten’s works for a cappella choir and Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil.
Gloriana has given numerous Australian premieres of works by contemporary composers both from Australia and abroad. Gloriana was also the first choir in Melbourne to introduce Eric Whitacre’s works into its repertoire.
As well as working with Gloriana, Andrew has also worked with a number of other choirs ranging from school groups to the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Currently Andrew is also Director of Music at St Peter’s Eastern Hill in Melbourne, and has played an important role in nourishing the musical traditions of one of metropolitan Melbourne’s finest church choirs.