Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions and free for children).
7.30pm on Sunday 19th March 2017 at St Mary Magdalene’s, Munster Square:
Handel: Water Music Suite (arr. Harty)
Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor (BWV 1041)
Strauss: Serenade in E flat
Bizet: Symphony in C
Peter Fender (Soloist)
Having studied in London Peter is currently musical director of the Angel Orchestra, Mid Sussex Sinfonia, Another Opera, the Six Centuries Chamber Choir and Philharmonia Britannica (which he founded in 2007, particularly keen to mix music with other art forms – such as acting, poetry, dance, comedy and video). Aside from his native England he has conducted in Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, and Romania.
Recent highlights for Peter have included a Christmas concert working with a dance school, and conducting the première of his piece ‘Blow, Blow’ for choir and smartphones. Forthcoming projects include operas by Rameau and Milhaud, and returning to south-eastern Sicily for an orchestral course in the summer. Peter also leads conducting workshops in London, including days to introduce conducting to non-musicians.
As well as Peter’s composition ‘Blow, Blow’ he recently wrote ‘In the Bee-Loud Glade’ – songs based on four poems by WB Yeats for choir, soloists and orchestra, commissioned and performed by the Blackheath Choir. Peter has also released a recording of his own orchestral compositions. Entitled ‘Speechless’ it includes works with solo parts for cello, sax, and mezzo-soprano. See his website for details.
A short film has recently been made about Peter – also available on his website.