Rupert Andy Albert

Achievement of Grade VII in music and pursuit of a degree in that area are two of Andy's goals. He achieved Grade IV practical (voice) and Grade II theory, tutored by Naariman Hosein. He started signing in a church choir (St. Paul's R.C. Couva) at the age of thirteen and became the director of that choir.

An extremely rewarding experience for Andy was singing 'The Waltz Chorus' by Faust with the Southernaires Choir accompanied by Hydro Agri Skiffle Bunch. He also sang in Miami with the St. Paul's R.C. Church Choir. At the Trinidad & Tobago Music Festival, 1995 was quite a successful year for him as he placed first in South with his operatic aria rendition and second in three classes - tenor, baritone and male duet.

Joining the Lydians Singers in 1998, he was gratified about his selection as 'Pong' in the opera 'Turandot.' He expressed his admiration of Pat Bishop's ability to command steelbands, choirs and opera casts with such great authority.