Peter Fender

August 02, 2018

Mid Sussex Sinfonia, conducted by Peter, are holding a day playing Mahler's Symphony No.1 ('Titan') on Sunday 2 September in Hassocks (deep in beautiful Sussex!). Players are invited to come and swell the ranks of the orchestra ...

July 17, 2018

Peter has recently finished creating an edition of Ethel Smyth's 'The Boatswain's Mate' overture. It contains the tune that she also used for the famous suffragette anthem 'March of the Women'. There's still time to fit in some of her music in this year ...

May 02, 2018

In June Peter will lead the first of his new sessions focussing on string playing technique. These sessions, an afternoon in length, are for amateur players of all stringed orchestral instruments (violin, viola, 'cello, double bass) ...

March 20, 2018

Peter was delighted to conduct the first performance in 2015 of Tramontana, a commission by The Angel Orchestra from Greek composer Vasiliki Legaki. A recording was made and this has just been put up onto Soundcloud. Give it a listen ...

February 16, 2018

On 18 March 2018 Peter will be conducting the great St John Passion by JS Bach, in the perfect setting of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, London. This Passion setting reflects the wide range of emotions in the original gospel text. There is the power of ....

November 14, 2017

The Sicily Orchestra Course 2018 is now open for bookings! This course, in the beautiful south-eastern corner of Sicily, will be 23-29 July 2018. As well as rehearsals and a concert there will be plenty of time to explore the history, architecture ...

October 04, 2017

Peter has released his new composition catalogue. This details all of his compositions and arrangements up to October this year. It is being distributed through Peter's network of personal and orchestral/choral contacts ...

Peter Fender's composing desk
August 17, 2017

Peter is delighted to have four new composition commissions. A set of liturgical pieces for the renowned Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, a string quartet for the London City Quartet, an orchestral overture for Harmony Sinfonia, and songs for soprano and harpsichord for ...

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