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Peter Averi: Organist

Peter Averi

Peter Averi - organ and piano

Peter has been closely associated with the Chorale since 1992, when he played the organ in performances of Handel's Messiah at El Rancho, Waikanae and Otaki.  Since then he has been accompanist and soloist in most of the Chorale's concerts.  The choir has presented an impressive range of major choral works, many of them scored for orchestral accompaniment which Peter has adapted for the organ.

He has also enjoyed accompanying the considerable number of large-scale cathedral anthems of Handel, Parry, Stanford etc. which have been performed.

For many years Peter was Music Director of TVNZ's Praise Be programme, in which the Chorale has participated, most recently in November 2011, in Levin, accompanied by Peter. 

Peter was awarded the ONZM in 1997 for services to music.

See Peter celebrating 60 years with Messiah.