Peter is an accomplished piano accompanist with decades of experience playing for choral ensembles, theatrical productions and solo singers. Below are the some of the groups with whom he works.
Peter has been playing, singing — and occasionally acting — with the Stone Fence Theatre, a very active and popular Renfrew County community theatre since 2009. Almost all their productions are locally-written original musicals about life in the Ottawa Valley. The music is usually in a country vein: bluegrass, fiddle tunes, old-time country, Western swing and a bit of jazz. In 2015, the Stone Fence production, Here Comes The Train!: The Ottawa Valley Railway Story played to full houses for most of its seventeen performances, with appearances in Eganville, Barry's Bay, Killaloe, Renfrew, Pembroke and Smith Falls, Ontario. Peter dons the hippie togs once again in the Fall of 2016 with a humorous look at Baby Boomers' health issues in the touring show, High Times at the Heart Institute.
The Town Singers of Carleton Place, Ontario is a very popular, large community choir under the leadership of Music Director Kristine MacLaren — with between 75 and 95 members for each performance. Peter has been the choir's accompanist and occasional choral arranger since 2008. Repertoire ranges from classical choral repertoire to jazz, soul and rock depending on the theme for each performance.
The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus is an all-female group of some 30 singers, under the leadership of Music Director Robert Dueck, that performs in the Kanata/Stittsville area of greater Ottawa, Ontario. Peter joined as their accompanist in 2016. Here's a song from their Spring, 2016 concert, featuring Peter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9P1Y-QJSqs
The Mississippi Mudds of Carleton Place, Ontario has been putting on large-scale musicals since 1973. While Peter is not currently working with this group, he was their principal accompanist, bandleader and choral arranger for more than 21 years and played in more than 40 productions.