Canada 2015


………..the best choral conductor with whom I have had the

pleasure of working in over 6 decades!”

 Peter is currently a freelance choral animateur, clinician, workshop leader, conductor, and teacher after a career in high school music education and most recently as Deputy Head of the music service for Berkshire UK, serving over 10,000 young people. He has extensive experience of conducting and training singers from under 5s to the elderly and has run a 100-strong adult community choir in Chipping Norton Oxfordshire, for eighteen years.

 I leave on Wednesday nights feeling good, having worked hard and laughed a lot!”

 As a member of the Association of British Choral Directors Peter delivers training and workshops across the UK. He has also been conference presenter and workshop leader for Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, Sydney (2004);  Post Primary Music Teachers’ Association in Galway, Cork and Dublin (2005/06); Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio (2010); Maryborough Music Conference, Queensland, and ‘Sounds Great’, Melbourne, Australia (keynote speaker 2011); ‘Perspectives’ in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2012).

 He is obviously a prodigiously hard worker and seems to live and breathe music”

 Peter is the inspiration behind the Singing Handbook – Voiceworks – published by Oxford University Press, and author of four of the titles. He now edits the series and the twelfth volume – Community Voiceworks was launched last August. He also collaborated with Bob Chilcott in 2005 to produce Songstream, repertoire for youth choirs. These publications support Peter’s belief that anyone can sing if they are encouraged and empowered with basic techniques and accessible repertoire – a theme he will be exploring at this conference.

 Peter is unanimously admired by all members of the choir and has gained our respect by his ability to bring out the best in our voices through his talent, expert knowledge, humour and good nature and well-structured, systematic tackling of new pieces. Choir practices are always enjoyable learning experiences.”

 Quotes from members of Chipping Norton Choral Society in their 2015 evaluation