Andrew Killawee

Andrew Killawee

Andrew Killawee is an 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 25 years - from classical and jazz - to mainstream pop and rock - most notably as keyboardist for the Juno and ECMA-award winning Johnny Favourite 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 lucky 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 (2012) and the Halifax Explosion Memorial (2017).

Andrew has also served with various community 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 a Producer with Halifax's Arcadia Entertainment. Here, he has produced, directed and written more than 150 hours of factual television - including a 4-part series on the Apostles for History Channel – and - 5 seasons of "Canada Over the Edge" - an aerial exploration series tracing the outline of Canada from helicopter - shown on Smithsonian Channel in Canada, and various broadcasters in 37 countries around the world.