The Emeritus Organist and Master of Music at Derby Cathedral in the UK will be giving a showcase recital of some of the best English composers. Framed by Bach's Prelude and Fugue in Eb, the programme includes music by Stanford, Gibbons, Leighton, Thalben-Ball and Fletcher. Admission is free with a retiring Koha.
Portsmouth born, Peter studied organ, piano and cello at the Royal Academy of Music where he gained prizes for choir training, organ accompaniment and harmony, a raft of diplomas and an honorary Associateship of the Academy. In 1983, Peter became Master of the Music at Derby Cathedral, a post he combined with part-time teaching at Derby’s High and Grammar Schools.
As Master he also recruited and trained the Cathedral’s choirs forming both treble lines from scratch. Peter retired from his post in January 2015 having done 32 years there, with a total of 40 years ministry in English cathedrals.