Director of Music
Peter Siepmann began his tenure as Director of Music of Nottingham Bach Choir in September 2019, following two years as the choir’s Accompanist and Assistant Director of Music. As a conductor, accompanist and continuo player, Peter has performed many of the major works of the choral repertoire with choirs of all sizes, both on the concert stage and in a liturgical setting.
He was educated at St Edward’s School Oxford and the University of Nottingham, where he was awarded a doctorate in 2010. Since 2007, he has been Organist and Director of Music at St Peter’s Church, Nottingham, where the Nottingham Evening Post has noted an “outstanding standard of music making”.
Alongside his work as a conductor and organist, Peter is an Examiner for ABRSM and an experienced teacher; he taught for several years in the renowned department at Uppingham School before moving to Repton School where he is currently Head of Academic Music.
Peter is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and a number of his organ pupils have gone on to cathedral and university scholarships.
Edward Turner joined the team at the Nottingham Bach Choir as Accompanist in September 2019. He is currently the Assistant Director of Music at Derby Cathedral, in which capacity he accompanies the Cathedral Choir, plays for most choral services at the Cathedral, directs the Cathedral Voluntary Choir and assists in the training of the boy and girl choristers. He also directs Derby University Choir.
His musical career began as a Chorister at Southwell Minster, and continued after school with posts at Worcester College, Oxford; Dean Close School, Cheltenham; and Tewkesbury Abbey; before returning to Southwell Minster as Organ Scholar. He was also the accompanist and associate conductor to Bingham and District Choral Society prior to his appointment at NBC. A very experienced accompanist and organist, he has particular passions for choral music and the Anglican liturgy. Outside the organ loft and office, he can often be found walking, eating, drinking, or any combination of the aforementioned.