Born and raised in England, my love of classical and sacred music led to an Organ Scholarship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music. My mentors included Sir David Willcocks, Peter le Huray, and Arnold Richardson. I also participated in Master Classes with Piet Kee, Marie-Claire Alain, Anton Heiller, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, George Markey, and Melville Cook. My first post in Canada was as Director of Music at Ridley College in Ontario, followed by teaching at Brock and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. I have given organ recitals and accompanied choirs in England, Canada, Bermuda, and the United States. In Toronto I was the Chorus Master for St. Anne’s Music and Drama Society, which has performed the Gilbert and Sullivan canon for over fifty years. Other highlights include accompanying choirs at Chelmsford and Winchester Cathedrals.
My experience spans both Anglican and Roman Catholic traditions and my passion for sacred music most recently found expression with ‘Vox ensemble’, a small chamber choir I formed in 2016, prior to moving back to Toronto.
I hold Master’s degrees from Cambridge (Music) and Trinity College, Toronto (Divinity), am a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (Organ Performance and Piano Accompaniment).
Peter Orme, MA, MDiv, FRCO, LRAM
Chelmsford Cathedral, England
Winchester Cathedral, England
Recitals and Concerts
Various venues in England including King’s College, Cambridge
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, New York
St. John’s, Pembroke, Bermuda
St. Paul’s, Bloor Street, Toronto
St. Anne’s, Toronto
Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto
Metropolitan United Church, Toronto
St. James’ Cathedral, Toronto
St. Paul’s, Nanaimo – “Music at Mid-day” organ recital series
RSCM sponsored hymn and choral festivals in Canada & England