Peter Thomas Nardone BA FRCO (born 1965) is primarily a freelance conductor, singer and composer. He has sung with the Monteverdi Choir, The King’s Consort and the Tallis Scholars. He has been Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral and was subsequently Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral.
Peter was born in Elderslie, Scotland. He was educated at John Neilson High School, Paisley, before going on to study organ and piano at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1983-1986). As a boy he sang in the choir of Paisley Abbey, where he continued as a countertenor until 1986. In 1986 was awarded a grant by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to study singing at Royal Academy of Music, London.
He gained the FRCO diploma in 1999.
In 1986 Nardone was appointed Assistant Organist at Croydon Parish Church, and in 1988 was made Assistant Organist at the Chapel Royal of St. Peter ad Vincula with HM Tower of London. In 1993 he was appointed Organist of Croydon Parish Church and in 2000 left to become Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral and Artistic Director of Chelmsford Cathedral Festival (2000-2007). In 2012 he became Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral and Artistic Director of Three Choirs Festival. As a conductor he has worked with The King’s Consort and the Philharmonia. He was also conductor of the Worcester Festival Choral Society.
The “Come and Sing” event is open to all singers. Arrival at St Mary’s is for a 4.00 p.m. rehearsal start. A cup of tea is provided between the rehearsal and the service which begins at 6.30 p.m. All Welcome. Music is provided. Just come and sing!