Peter Wright has been Organist and Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral since 1989. In March of this year the Bishop of Southwark awarded him an Honorary Lay Canonry to mark his 25 years in the post. Under his direction the Choir has recorded many CDs and undertaken three tours to the USA and several to the continent. They have sung at the PROMS, broadcast regularly on television and radio and, in December 2011, took part in John Rutter’s annual Christmas Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
In May 2011 Peter Wright was awarded the prestigious FRSCM, in recognition of his work at Southwark and for church music in general, and he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. Now a Vice-President of the Royal College of Organists, Peter Wright became a member of the Council in 1990 and was Chief Examiner from 1997 before becoming President (2005-2008).