Peter Godfrey: Father of New Zealand Choral Music
Wednesday 9 September 2015
The book draws on conversations with Peter himself, colleagues, friends and pupils throughout his life. Support the publication of an exciting new title from Mākaro Press.
Peter Godfrey: Father of New Zealand choral music has been seven years in the making and was released in October 2015. ‘The book draws on conversations with Peter himself, colleagues, friends and pupils throughout his life – people such as Peter Averi, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Karen Grylls, David Hamilton and Nick Tipping. Peter also recalls encounters and friendships with leading figures in the world of music like Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten.’ Scoop October 2015
‘Immeasurable’ describes Peter Godfrey’s influence on choral music in New Zealand. The only person to have been chorister, choral scholar and director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, Peter brought those exacting standards to choirs in this country, developing them to international standard.
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