Andrew Killawee, Music Director

 

Andrew Killawee is an award-win­ning organ­ist, pianist, and ensem­ble direc­tor — and has been lead­ing wor­ship music at St. Paul’s since August 2003.

Born and raised in Hal­i­fax — Andrew has been active in diverse musi­cal fields for more than 20 years — from clas­si­cal and jazz — to main­stream pop and rock — most notably as key­boardist for the Juno and ECMA-award win­ning John­ny Favourite Swing Orches­tra.

At St. Paul’s, Andrew leads music for both the tra­di­tion­al and con­tem­po­rary ser­vices — per­form­ing on the church’s 1908 Casa­vant pipe organ — and St. Pauls’ beau­ti­ful Yama­ha Grand piano. He also con­sid­ers him­self very luck to work with an active choir, and music team!

In addi­tion to Sun­day ser­vices, Andrew per­forms and orga­nizes var­i­ous con­certs through­out the year — from sea­son­al Even­songs and the annu­al “Christ­mas on the Grand Parade” — to con­certs of impro­vised hymn tunes, and larg­er scale pro­duc­tions, like the St. Paul’s Titan­ic Memo­r­i­al re-cre­ation (2012) and the Chesapeake/Shannon Bicen­ten­ni­al com­mem­o­ra­tion. (2013).

In addi­tion to his work at St. Paul’s, Andrew has served with var­i­ous musi­cal groups over the years — as musi­cal direc­tor for “Even­Tide”, a choral ensem­ble he formed in 2005 — as well as the Bed­ford Com­mu­ni­ty Singers, St. George’s Con­sort, the Chester Brass Band, and the Jubilee Swing Orches­tra.

In addi­tion to his musi­cal pur­suits, Andrew is Cre­ative Head with Halifax’s Arca­dia Enter­tain­ment. Here, he has pro­duced, direct­ed and writ­ten more than 100 hours of doc­u­men­tary tele­vi­sion — includ­ing a 4-part series on the Apos­tles for His­to­ry Chan­nel Cana­da and Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Chan­nels Inter­na­tion­al — and — 4 sea­sons of “Cana­da Over the Edge” — an aer­i­al explo­ration doc­u­men­tary series trac­ing the out­line of Cana­da from heli­copter — shown on Smith­son­ian Chan­nel Cana­da, and 37 coun­tries around the world.