Music throughout the Summer

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.”       –Martin Luther

outenAt St. Peter’s, we believe indeed that music is a magnificent and delightful gift—a gift we nurture carefully and deliberately all throughout the year. From concerts to worship services, music theory classes to choir camp, there is seldom a day when beautiful music isn’t being rehearsed, performed, or offered in thanksgiving at St. Peter’s.

While many choirs consider the summer months a hiatus, the extraordinary members of the St. Peter’s Adult Choir will continue to lead music in worship through the summer. Their dedication and their great love for this parish and the music we create together is a true blessing.

Although The Choir School has come to the end of its regular season, the Boys and Girls Tour Choirs and the MasterSingers continue to rehearse each week in preparation for upcoming summer tours, taking place in June and July. Tour Choir choristers will travel to Kinston, Greenville, and Wilmington, North Carolina this summer, performing at host churches and leading worship at St. Paul’s in Greenville. The MasterSingers will serve as Choir in Residence at Salisbury Cathedral, singing daily Evensong and leading Sunday worship during the week of July 20.

In partnership with St. Alban’s Davidson, St. Peter’s free concert series also continues to grow and thrive. Center City Concerts launched its upcoming 2015–2016 season with a very successful fundraising event on Wednesday, May 20. Many thanks to the St. Peter’s parishioners who serve on that organization’s board and whose leadership is helping to create a new ministry of outreach and music to the Uptown Charlotte community.

Elizabeth Lenti and I are honored to direct both St. Peter’s Adult Choir and the choirs of The Choir School. We’re looking forward to a summer of magnificent and delightful music that will stretch all the way from St. Peter’s to Salisbury Cathedral!

–Ben Outen, Director of Music and Organist