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 will manage his commitment to Henley Choral Society along with his positions as Director of Music at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, the National Musicians’ Church in the heart of the City of London; Musical Director of the choirs in the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Peter has worked with an incredible array of choirs and orchestras both in the UK and abroad, including the London Symphony Chorus with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Brighton Festival Chorus with Sir Andrew Davis and Belgian choir and orchestra Vox Amicorum.
He has collaborated with the BBC Singers on educational projects with the Berkshire Youth Choir, recently conducting a world premiere by Orlando Gough live on BBC radio 3. He is a singing teacher at Eton College.
Away from conducting, Peter works as a singer. He was a Choral Exhibitioner at Clare College, Cambridge and has since sung with various choirs including The Cambridge Singers and Philharmonia Voices. He was a founder member of the award winning Renaissance vocal ensemble Stile Antico.
He has a wonderful experience of working with youth singers. He is a singing teacher at Eton College, a member of staff on the Eton Choral Courses for young singers and has initiated singing lessons and song performance evenings. He was recently Chorus Master for a performance of Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of Ben Parry in a performance involving over 1000 schoolchildren from the county of Berkshire.