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Peter Guy is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Prior to this, Peter was Director of Music at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie St, Sydney, and was the inaugural Director of Chapel Music at St Andrew’s College within the University of Sydney.

Peter studied for his Bachelor of Music (majoring in organ and choral directing under Dr Philip Matthias) at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium, which he received with first class honours and the University Medal. During this time, Peter received a number of scholarships and awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Honours Scholarship and an Australian Postgraduate Award. In 2003, Peter performed in the national keyboard final of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, where he played Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in g minor with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Rumon Gamba.

Peter has toured abroad on a number of occasions, as soloist and accompanist. In July 2016 he directed the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral on their inaugural international tour, singing in Southwark and Norwich Cathedrals, and performing in concert at Beaulieu, Bosham and Trinity College, Cambridge. He has performed in locations such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Southwark Cathedral, London, Notre Dame, Paris and numerous venues in South Korea, and has appeared for the Organ Historical Society (USA) on two occasions, including performing the opening recital of the 2010 National Convention in Pittsburgh. Peter 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…

Peter enjoys an active recital schedule, performing around Australia in venues across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Barossa Valley.