ACADEMIC & RESEARCH
Peter was appointed Conductor of the Cardiff University Chamber Choir in the summer of 2016. He is in his second year as an Associate Lecturer in the Cardiff University School of Music.
Peter’s ground-breaking article, on music and musicians associated with Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807) in Rome, was published in The Consort in June 2015.
In June 2015 Cappella Fede (with the support of Harmonia Sacra) performed in the chapel of St Mary’s College, Oscott, with a programme of world premiere performances of vocal works by Sebastiano Bolis, Giovanni Costanzi and Giovanni Zamboni, composed for Cardinal Henry Benedict Stuart. The concert included instrumental sonatas by Carlo Tessarini. Prior to the concert the entire programme was recorded for a new CD, generously sponsored by Oscott College, which is out now on Toccata Classics.
For a glowing review by Andrew Benson-Wilson see his recent blog post
In April and July 2015 Harmonia Sacra recorded their third CD, featuring mostly first recordings of contemporary choral works by Robert Hugill, David Bednall, Jonathan Lee, Lawrence Whitehead and Peter Leech. It is expected that the CD will be released in 2017.
In August 2015 Harmonia Sacra performed a weekend of services at Wells Cathedral, receiving the highest praise from the Precentor and other Cathedral clergy.
On Sunday 25 October 2015, at a festive Evensong at St Mary’s Church, Taunton, Collegium Singers and Peter Leech will perform the world premiere of a new anthem, ‘Fear Not For I Have Redeemed Thee’, composed by Stephen McNeff.