Dutch born, Peter Ruys obtained his music degree and teaching qualifications from Adelaide University, studying piano. He joined the Adelaide University Choral Society and quickly became passionate about choral music. After graduating, Peter taught music for the next 35 years in many state high schools and a number of private colleges. In 1976 he was appointed conductor of the Brighton College of Further Education Choir which catered for singing students and in 1980 commenced the Woodville Concert Choir as founder conductor. In 1982 he was appointed conductor of the Adelaider Liedertafel 1858 and held the position for the next 12 years. In 1996 he was appointed conductor of Chor Alpenfrieden at the (South Australian Austrian Association) as well as the Deutscher Volksliederchor at the German Club, both ongoing positions till the present day. Early this year Peter was reappointed as conductor of the Adelaider Liedertafel 1858, and, he says, hopes to be involved with the choir for many years to come.
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