Andrew Peters

    Organ Recitalist   Silent Movie Accompanist   Conductor   Hymn Arranger

Press Notices

Review of Saint-Saens "Organ" Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony:

Andrew Peters did a great job on the organ. It made the perfect conclusion to the evening.
      -Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 3, 2019

Reviews of the 2018 “American Variations” on the IV/60 Schantz organ (1965) of Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri:

The playing throughout is deft, and light of touch, with the assured technique that so many American players seem to have. Registrations throughout seem ideal, some slightly tongue-in-cheek, exploiting Tremulants, slightly neo-classical sounds, and luscious romantic colours alike. This is a refreshingly "different" CD, and warmly recommended.
      -Peter Jewkes, Sydney Organ Journal, Spring 2018

The selection of repertoire by the excellent organist Andrew Peters could hardly have been improved upon in the circumstances. [The Variations on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner” by Dudley Buck] makes a splendid opening to this fascinating disc, especially in this commanding performance by Andrew Peters. Andrew Peters’s performance is outstanding; a compelling account which to my ears has raised the stature of this work by several cubits. … fine registrations and sympathetic tempos… 
      -Robert Matthew-Walker, The Organ, August–October 2018

… stylish, sparkling playing … 
      -Gramophone, August 2018 

Andrew Peters ... is a very convincing interpreter of this music. A real success.
      -Francis O'Gorman, Organists' Review, September 2018

Andrew Peters delivers a fine recital of American organ music....
      -Michael Quinn, Choir & Organ, September/October 2018

 

Review of conducting the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, March 2017:

Assistant Conductor Andrew Peters concluded the concert with Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major. …The task of the conductor is to make sure that each melody must ring out clearly and sail into the listener's ears. Peters projected a solid understanding of Schubert's ideas and how they intermingle, making this work an excellent send-off for the enthusiastic audience.
      -Gary Scott, KDHX Radio, March 13, 2017

 

Reviews of the 2008 “Spirited Sounds in a Small, Sacred Space” on the II/14 Schoenstein organ (2001) of the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Tennessee:

Peters’ performances are marked by their clarity, crispness of rhythm and articulation, precision, and control. This recording proves that a small, well-designed instrument is capable of effects usually associated with much larger instruments.
      -The American Organist, January 2010

 

Judging by the versatility of repertoire, the clean and imaginative playing, and the continually appropriate registration, Mr. Peters is ideally suited to demonstrate this versatile instrument. All of the pieces, in short, are of musical worth and beautifully played.
      -The Diapason, May 2009