Session on Flor Peeters, 10th September 2022

Saturday, September 10th. 3pm – 6pm – former Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral Peter Wright will lead a session mainly on Flor Peeters at St. John’s Church, Upper Norwood, 1 Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX. Peter says: “One idea I have had was perhaps doing a session on Flor Peeters, with whom I studied in 1973. I suspect many of the SSLSO members play something by him and I could talk a bit about his teaching (which was rooted in the Lemmens tradition but much more open to modern scholarship than other followers, like Dupre) and his close association with the music of Franck (b.1822) via his friendship and study with Tournemire. Indeed he had Franck’s Cavaille-Coll console in his music room at home, bequeathed to him by Tournemire. I could also do a master-class on his music (and/or Franck’s) if there were an appetite for that.”  We have five members wishing to take part, which is about right. If you want to be on the reserve list, please contact us. We welcome observers.