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About Cheshire Chorale

Cheshire Chorale was formed in 2006 with a founding philosophy firmly based in the pursuit of musical excellence.  Since then the concept of a small number of intensive rehearsals, leading to concerts with a first rate orchestra, has found an enthusiastic response from singers and audiences alike. 


We now have a substantial pool of able singers from which the choir for each concert is drawn, and this flexibility allows our singers to continue to support other choirs.  Singers are invited to join this pool as a result of either informal audition or personal recommendation. 


Our concerts are given in the sympathetic acoustics of St Michael's Parish Church in Bramhall and continue to attract a loyal and growing audience.

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Peter Stallworthy


Peter Stallworthy studied piano from the age of seven and some six years later was a prize winner in the National Chopin Competition in London.  He studied Music at King's College, London with Thurston Dart and subsequently piano with Ryszard Bakst at the Royal Manchester College of Music, where he was awarded the Ricordi Prize for conducting.

Founder Conductor of the Manchester Sinfonia, Peter participated in a number of conducting seminars with Sir Charles Groves, George Hurst and Maurice Handford, who he succeeded as principal conductor of the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra before moving to London to take up a marketing position with CBS Records, now Sony Classical.

Over the last thirty or so years he has become widely recognised as a versatile conductor of both orchestras and choirs across the North West and, after sixteen years, recently retired as conductor of the North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra, one of the UK's longest established amateur orchestras.  For many years he was conductor of the Barnby Choir and has given numerous concerts as guest conductor with both Stockport Symphony Orchestra and Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra.  Recently he was appointed as conductor of the Richmondshire Choral Society and appears for this season and the forthcoming season as guest conductor of the Richmondshire Orchestra. 


Since the formation of Cheshire Chorale and Cheshire Sinfonia some fourteen years ago both choir and orchestra have forged an enviable reputation throughout the region for high standards and memorable performances under his baton.  Peter is delighted to be associated with their success.

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