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Father of New Zealand Choral Music
Father of New Zealand Choral Music
Godfrey, Peter

Peter Godfrey's influence on New Zealand choral music is immeasurable. The only person to have been chorister, choral scholar and director of music at King's College, Cambridge, Peter brought his extraordinary drive and passion to choirs in this country in 1959, developing them to international standard. He began at St. Mary's Cathedral and went on to conduct the Auckland University, Dorian, National Youth, Wellington Cathedral, Orpheus and K?piti choirs. The book draws on conversations with Peter himself, as well as colleagues, family, friends and choir members. People such as Sir David Willcocks, Peter Averi, Karen Grylls, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hamilton and Nick Tipping describe a man with a remarkable ear whose commitments to choral music has changed lives. Peter's recollections include encounters with leading figures in the world of music like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.

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