Vision and values – transcending styles

Can organs (and organists), choirs, instrumental music groups and praise bands exist in harmony? 

By looking at the question from the point of view of working to shared vision and values, this session unpacks some of the issues and guides you to a successful outcome, led by a panel who are all experienced in enabling different worlds to come together. 

15:00-15:45 27 April 2024

Speakers

Tom Bell

Peter Asprey

Peter Asprey is in demand both as a conductor, chorus master, singer, workshop leader and singing teacher. He is the Director of Music at Holy Sepulchre London, the National Musicians’ Church in the heart of the City of London and the Musical Director of Ealing Choral Society. He has been a guest Chorus Master for the London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus, The Whitehall Choir and the St Endellion Festival Chorus, working alongside conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Andrew Davis and Edward Gardner. Former posts include Musical Director of the Berkshire Youth Choir and Henley Choral Society. Recent performances include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s C Minor Mass at Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah at Reading Town Hall. He has performed premiers on BBC Radio 3 with the Berkshire Youth Choir and initiated educational events for the students with the BBC Singers. He has conducted at places such as Wigmore Hall, The Sheldonian Theatre and Cadogan Hall and taken choirs on tour to France Germany, Italy, Belgium and Spain. He has extensive experience of the City, having conducted the choir and taught singing at UBS for many years. 

Pete Gunstone

Revd Pete Gunstone is Minor Canon for Worship and Nurture at Bradford Cathedral. Equally at home in the choral and charismatic traditions, and in music from across the world, he is a musician who specialises in intercultural worship. Prior to ordination, he worked as a freelance classical musician and a church worship pastor. Highlights of his musical ministry have included programming worship for Greenbelt Festival, leading worship at the Keswick Convention, and directing music for the Lambeth Conference 2022.

Speakers

William McVicker
Ebor Singers
Robert Sharpe
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell
Mark Keith
Tom Daggett
James Gilchrist
Peter Asprey
Pete Gunstone
Alison Barrington
Peter Aiers
Hannah Davey
Philip Moore
Carl Jackson
Victoria Johnson
Roxanna Panufnik
Andy Thomas
Adrian Bawtree
Tansy Castledine
Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Alexander L’Estrange