EARLE PEACH


For several seasons Earle Peach sang in the Vivaldi Chamber Choir as section leader for the basses. His involvment with the local music scene is extensive and the choir is always pleased when he is able to make a guest appearance or act as our relief rehearsal conductor.

In the broader world Earle is a composer, conductor, musician and organizer. He has written extensively for film, theatre and choir. Earle currently conducts four choirs, including a labour choir, a mental health choir, a regular community choir and a drop-in choir in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. Also in the Downtown East Side, he teaches a stage band at the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings. Earle also plays in a trio called Songtree with his partner Barbara and fiddler Merryn Edwards; in a Sudanese band built around the music of oudh player and singer Ala'aEldin Abdalla; in an a cappella quartet (named, appropriately enough, Quatro) with Barbara, Ieva Wool and Elliott Dainow; and in a labour history trio. Earle tells us that in his spare time he makes up trashy dance music on the computer, and grows vegetables (when they cooperate).

Some of Earle's film work has been catalogued by the New York Times. You can find out more about Earle and his current activities, including his latest CD, "By The Flood" on Earle's Web Site or his MySpace page