Tuesday, October 22nd. 2019 A Choral Workshop
Peter Nardone lead a choral workshop for the choir in St Martin's Hall on October 22nd. All timing details are listed in the rehearsals and contacts schedule above. Some of you will remember Peter's last workshop for the choir which was both entertaining and fruitful. Be sure not to miss this event.
Peter Nardone is a conductor, singer and organist who has worked extensively with choirs and choral groups throughout England and France. Until the summer of 2018 he was Artistic Director of Worcester Three Choirs Festival and organist of Worcester Cathedral. He has since returned to freelance work after 18 years in Cathedral music. His style is based on the enjoyment of making music through singing and, as such, he is often called to lead ‘ come & sing ’ days, choral workshops and festivals.
He was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, and started singing as a boy in Paisley Abbey Choir. After attending the RSAMD as a part-time student, he later studied there full time as an undergraduate. In 1986 he won a Countess of Munster Scholarship enabling him to undertake further study as a countertenor for a year in London at the Royal Academy of Music. This helped launch parallel careers in professional singing, playing the organ and piano, and conducting.
After moving south in 1986 Peter held posts at the Chapel Royal, HM Tower of London, Croydon Parish Church and Chelmsford Cathedral, where he was also Artistic Director of the Chelmsford Cathedral Festival.
Notable conducting dates in the Three Choirs Festival have included a BBC recording and concert of Coleridge-Taylor Song of Hiawatha in 2013 and Mendelssohn Elijah with Sir Willard White in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales in 2016. In 2017 Peter was Artistic Director of the annual boys' choir festival in Sweden and led over 250 young singers from across Scandinavia.
As a singer he has toured on 5 continents and has been involved in over fifty recording projects with The King's Consort, The Monteverdi Choir and The Tallis Scholars. As a composer and arranger he is published by Boosey and Hawkes and RSCM publications. Peter is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Organists and The Guild of Church Musicians. He is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2010 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts from Anglia Ruskin University for his work in the field of Arts in Essex.