Chorister Profile: Peter Robinson
Decani Bass

Peter is a fourth-year Politics and Economics student, and one of the Choir's two social secretaries. He is also the Choir's longest-serving member, having joined us in Autumn 2013.

What's the best thing about having a choral scholarship alongside your degree?

It gives you variety. It can be easy to spend too much time focusing on a narrow subject area so spending time doing something vastly different is quite satisfying and a breath of fresh air. Also, sort of counterintuitively, time management; you have less time available so you learn to use it better. Some of my best essays have been written in the midst of busy periods of singing.

It's also relaxing; although we do take the music seriously everyone is there because they love it and it makes rehearsing and performing enjoyable. Not to mention it's a great social outlet.

Which is your favourite piece that we've performed?

I think I'm going to go for A Spotless Rose by Paul Mealor. The pieces I really love combine complexity, beauty and emotion and I think that's the best example of all thred working together.

What are you most looking forward to this year with the choir?

I always look forward to the Christmas services the most, not least because it's the time of year when people are most interested in choirs, but also because there's a great variety of music to sing, and most of it is uplifting and wonderful.