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Peter Hope, Class of 1949


Peter Hope was born in Edgeley, Stockport in 1930 and following his late father’s wishes, he joined CHS as a day boy from the age of seven. Although his parents were not musical, Peter developed a love for music early on in life during visits to the local cinemas, listening to movie scores with friends.


Peter’s passion for music truly blossomed during his time at CHS; transfixed by Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, played to the class by the teacher Miss Young on a wind-up gramophone, Peter was driven to learn how to play the piano himself. Peter’s talent as a musician and composer was honed during his time at CHS, then at Manchester University and onwards in the world of the arts after graduation.


Winner of an Ivor Novello award, Peter enjoyed a long and extremely successful career, with an endless and impressive list of musical accolades to his name.


Learn more: http://www.peterhopemusic.com/biography/

 
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2019 marks 150 years since our iconic Main Building opened in Cheadle Hulme.


We invite you to celebrate this anniversary with us by strengthening your connection with CHS by...


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- Taking 150 minutes to volunteer at CHS or attend one of our events

- Becoming one of our 150 new regular donors and give our Bursary students opportunities they could never imagine

 

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