Peter Stevens

Peter Stevens is Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. Born in Lancashire, he spent his sixth form years at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where in his final year he also held the Junior Organ Scholarship at Manchester Cathedral. On leaving school, he spent a year as Organ Scholar at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he played for services at which members of the Royal Family were present, including the service to mark HM The Queen’s 80th birthday.

Peter spent four years as Organ Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, accompanying the famous Chapel Choir in their daily services, broadcasts and recordings, as well as giving concerts in over 15 countries across the world.  He played three times for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live on Christmas Eve to a worldwide audience of millions.

After graduating with BA and MusB degrees, Peter moved to Westminster Cathedral as Organ Scholar, before taking up his present position in January 2011. In addition to working with the Cathedral Choir, he organises and gives many of the Cathedral’s organ recitals.

For three years, he was Organist of the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy, becoming Director of the Festival’s Schola Cantorum in 2013. His organ teachers have included Jeremy Filsell, Colin Walsh, Thomas Trotter, and David Briggs.

    The Choir of Westminster Cathedral is world famous for its staple of plainsong and polyphony. The choir explores a wealth of music from this repertoire for the richest of liturgical seasons: Holy Week. Masterpieces of the Renaissance by William Byrd and Tomás Luis de Victoria are woven together with ancient Gregorian chants, including Pange lingua and Adoro te, and later penitential works by Anton Bruckner and Maurice Duruflé. Three of the Cathedral’s...