The final organ recital in the 2016/17 St Saviour’s Cathedral summer series will be on Saturday, April 22, at 2.30pm.
Peter Guy, organist and Master of Choristers at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, will perform.
In his recital, Guy will be playing works by Cesar Franck, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paul Manz, Herbert howels, Edwin Lemare, and Louis Vierne.
Guy was born in Coffs Harbour in 1981. His family moved to Goulburn when he was aged five.
He soon commenced studying the piano, firstly with the late Rose Frazer, and – from Sixth Grade – with the late Sister Mercedes at St Joseph’s Convent.
In the year 2000, Guy commenced studying for his Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in organ and choral directing, under Dr Philip Matthias at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium.
He received First Class honours and the University Medal.
During this time, Guy received a number of scholarships and awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Honours Scholarship and an Australian Postgraduate Award.
In 2003, her performed in the national keyboard final of the Symphony Australia Young performers Award, in which he played Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rumon Gambe.
Guy has toured on a number of occasions, as a soloist and as an accompanist.
He has performed in locations such as: St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Southwark Cathedral in London; Notre Dame in Paris; and numerous venues in South Korea.
He has performed for the Organ Historical Society (USA) on two occasions, including performing the opening recital of the 2010 National Convention in Pittsburgh.
Guy has recorded two solo organ CDs, and features as an accompanist and soloist on recordings by the University of newcastle Chamber Choir, Newcastle University Choir, and Christ Church Camerata, in addition to directing Christ Church Cathedral Choir for their recording O for the wings...
Last year, during the northern summer, he took his choir on tour to England where they sang in Southwark Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral, St John’s College, Cambridge, and Baillieu Abbey.
St Saviour’s will be a recital not to be missed.