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Peter Gritton

Peter GrittonPeter Gritton’s abundant skills as singer, arranger and composer have brought his name before a wide and appreciative audience of musicians and music lovers. His talents as teacher, organiser and conductor have found their natural home, too, at London’s James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), where he is Director of Music. A professional countertenor, over the last three decades he has worked with many leading UK vocal ensembles, including The Sixteen, The Light Blues, the Cambridge Singers, I Fagiolini and Tenebrae. His list of compositions includes cantatas, carols, anthems, piano pieces and two symphonies written to inspire and engage young instrumentalists. The football symphony Pitch Perfect was written for the BBC in 2005, and its successor, the four-movement Great Big Little Symphony, was premiered by JAGS students aged between nine and eighteen in 2016 and immediately taken up by pupils from St Thomas’s School Battersea with the Southbank Sinfonia.

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