Sunday 10th February 2019, 3pm: Peter Banks

Alison Dite

Peter Banks

Peter read music at Oxford before moving to Wales to teach music, including piano, singing, theory, and A level. Peter works extensively as an accompanist for vocal and instrumental exams, choirs, dancing, worship and as a hotel pianist. His theatre work includes directing many shows in the Dolman Theatre, Newport and the Everyman and Playhouse theatres in Cheltenham, in additon to numerous school and Stagecoach shows. Peter sings with the Priory Singers and directs the St. Julians Primary choir and Just Sing! As a composer, Peter has written a number of children’s shows including The Magic Tree, The Travelling Musicians and Beatrix Potter and the Tailor of Gloucester, a Mass, a Flute Sonata and many art songs, plus jazz and worship songs.


Dancing Keys: Through the Centuries

Dancing Keys is a project to compose pieces of moderate to advanced difficulty for piano, to serve as new repertoire for performers and act as an educational guide to the principal dance styles used by composers through the ages. This first set of 24 pieces covers all the major and minor keys, and traces some of the major dance styles of the past six centuries or so. From Pavane to Polka, Bourrée to Boogie-Woogie, there is something here for all tastes to set your feet tapping!