Dr PETER GILES is a countertenor, lecturer, speaker, choral director
and organist, and teacher of singing here and abroad.
He began singing as a boy chorister in London, and after studying with the
countertenor John Whitworth, became successively alto lay-clerk or lay-vicar
choral in three cathedrals: Ely, Lichfield, and Canterbury (Senior Lay-Clerk).
He is a member of the vocal trio Canterbury Clerkes and he
established his quintet
Quodlibet in 2000. He teaches and runs workshops on voice-production for singers
and the spoken word, based on White’s Technique. He is on television and radio
from time to time, most recently when discussing the castrati on Tony Robinson’s
‘Worst Jobs in History’ series.
Peter Giles is an acknowledged authority on the male high voice, and has
written the major books on it, for which research and practice he was awarded
his Ph D in 2000. He enjoys working in several creative spheres,
including being a published novelist and an art-college-
trained exhibiting artist. He finds this an enriching experience.