The HCS is not only one of the largest choirs in Oxfordshire, it is immaculately turned out, very responsive to its inspiring conductor Peter Asprey, and it always ‘delivers the goods.’
John Burleigh, Henley Standard
Peter Asprey is multi-talented and in demand as a conductor, chorus master, singer and singing teacher. Peter is Director of Music at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the heart of the City of London, and Musical Director of the choirs in the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Peter has started The Queens’ Ensemble, to perform early 17th century music at the Queen’s House in Greenwich. He has been guest Chorus Master for the London Symphony Chorus, Brighton Festival Chorus, the Whitehall Choir and the St Endellion Festival Chorus, working alongside conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas and Sir Andrew Davis. Peter has also delivered a number of projects with the Belgian choir and orchestra Vox Amicorum.
Peter was a Choral Exhibitioner at Clare College, Cambridge, and completed his studies at The Royal College of Music. He was a founder member of the award-winning Renaissance vocal ensemble Stile Antico,achieving during his time with the group a number of awards including a Gramophone Awards for Early Music, a Grammy nomination and two Diapason d’Or.
Peter has given educational evenings on music at the Royal Academy of Art in London and master classes on Renaissance Music at the Music College in Dubrovnik. He has collaborated with the BBC Singers on educational projects with the Berkshire Youth Choir, including conducting a world premiere by Orlando Gough live on BBC Radio 3. He is a singing teacher at Eton College and a member of staff on the the Eton Choral Courses.