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Guy W. Kirk has been Director of Music at Prince of Peace since 1986. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University, having graduated magna cum laude.
He furthered his musical studies at Westminster Choir College, the Kodaly Center of America, and St. Olaf’s College. He studied organ with J. Earl Ness and Dennis Elwell. His conducting teachers have included Mr. Gail Poch and Istvan Parkai. Among his piano instructors were Anne Cummings and Dr. William Carr.
While at Prince of Peace, Guy has conducted such works as: Handel’s Messiah, Faure’sRequiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and has staged Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors several times.
Guy directs both adult and children’s vocal and bell choirs at Prince of Peace as well as the Prince of Peace Orchestra. In addition, he has specialized in teaching Early Childhood Music to children from 18 months to ten years old. He also teaches piano to children and adults. He served on the faculty of the Haddonfield School of Performing Arts from 1984 until 2007.
Guy has served as an adjudicator for choral and solo vocal music with the Atlantic, Burlington and Camden Counties’ Teen Arts Festivals. He has sung with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in such works as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Resurrection”).Guy also sang with the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia and, for many years, with The Music Group of Philadelphia.
In his spare time, Guy now sings baritone with the Barbershop Quartet, Synergy, with whom he has had the pleasure of performing in The Music Man on two separate occasions. He loves to travel (Walt Disney World is an annual destination), see Broadway shows, swim and bike ride.