Fergus Black

music teacher and performer


Conductor – Previous appointments

Saint Martin's and Saint Mary's, Stamford
Small adult church choir - weekly rehearsals, but also joined regularly by additional singers. Repertoire includes anthems and masses by the great sixteenth century polyphonic masters (Byrd, Lassus, Victoria and Palestrina), Viennese masses (Mozart and Haydn - and even Michael Haydn and Salieri!), Gregorian chant and others.

In 2005, the choir performed five carols by local composer Joy Pye - and she wrote afterwards to say thank you:-

Letter of thanks

This web site is for Music at St Martin’s Concert Series

Historical information about both churches can be found on the Churches in Stamford web site


Peterborough Young Singers
Fergus founded PYS as a Children's Choir in Peterborough in 1994, and conducted them until 2006.

Boston Choral Society
Fergus worked with BCS from 2001 until 2007, including Faure Requiem, Dvorak Mass in D, Gorecki Totus Tuus, Stanford's Revenge, Haydn's Creation, as well as Christmas concerts. 2003/4 was the Society's 50th Anniversary concert, culminating in a grand perforrnance of Elgar Dream of Gerontius with Cantemus and the Grantham and Lincoln Choral Society with VIVA (The East of England Orchestra), soloists Margaret MacDonald, Justin Lavender and Jeremy White.

Boston Operatic Society
Fergus was Musical Director for Boston Operatic Society in 2004/5, and was Musical Director for the week's run of Oklahoma . Previously for the society, he has conducted Maggie May and Carousel.

All Saints Church Peterborough
From 1996 to the end of 2003, Fergus directed the choir of Men and Boys at All Saints Church in Peterborough.
The church has a musical establishment with two sung services each week and regular concerts and trips away.

Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players
In 2001, he directed Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players in The Grand Duke at Stamford Arts Centre.