Reviews of lectures

He presents his ideas with effortless scholarship . . . Radio 3


The Elgar Society came up trumps with its organising of a stimulating lecture-recital at the Three Choirs Festival . . . Peter Medhurst sang (well) accompanied himself (well), spoke informally yet with erudition as he gave an entertaining and informative review of the development of English song in Elgar’s time. . . . . Michael Trott, Elgar Society News/Three Choirs Festival 2009


Elizabethan music brought wonderfully alive by visiting English musician . . . Elizabethan music is a fairly rarefied field of study and entertainment, but a visiting English musician and scholar, Peter Medhurst, brought it wonderfully alive in a recent lecture in Durban . . . . Best of all, he has an uninhibited sense of humour and is an expert communicator . . . . . It was a total pleasure to listen to someone who wears his learning so lightly, and with such grace and humour.  Michael Green, Artsmart, Durban, October 2009


Mr Medhurst celebrated the first day of spring with a lively lecture including excerpts from Mozart’s operas, sung in a fine bass voice. He accompanied himself on the piano and acted many parts in scenes from some operas.  Peter Medhurst spoke most eloquently and performed superbly.  FDFAS News


Members will remember the quite exceptional lecture from Peter Medhurst on ‘ Music of the Grand Tour’. Greenwich Decorative & Fine Arts Society


For the Christmas lecture, Diss Decorative and Fine Arts Society enjoyed a real treat from Peter Medhurst, the renowned scholar, musician and singer, on the story of The Magic Flute.  Peter Medhurst’s relating of the story of the opera . . . was punctuated with wonderful illustrations by Peter himself. His fine playing and the range of his singing was a joy. The faultless presentation set an excellent pre-Christmas mood . . . George Ridgway, DDFAS, Your Local Diss News 2011


‘Many thanks, Peter, for a fabulous lecture.  The feedback was excellent . . .’  Debbie Liggins, Development Manager, The Three Choirs Festival, 2011


‘[Peter Medhurst] is an expert communicator with a well-developed sense of humour and a delightfully informal approach to a subject that could be all too serious in other hands. He delighted us all, and in doing so he did a service to the cause of music and art.’ – Michael Green.  Click on the following link to read Michael Green’s full review of Music in the Great Art Collections of Europe in Artsmart (Durban, October 2012):