Our Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. The choir will process and sing from various places throughout the sanctuary, symbolizing our journey through Advent, from darkness into light.
We will begin offering Compline at 7:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month, beginning October 6. I hope that you will plan to make this new service part of your worship life at St. Peter’s.
With the Touring Choirs traveling to Tennessee for their domestic tour and the MasterSingers serving as the choir-in-residence at Durham Cathedral in England, there is much excitement in the Choir School as we look toward the summer months.
We are thrilled to announce that St. Peter’s Choir has been accepted for a second residency in 2021. Please join us on Sunday, March 24 for a special Lenten Evensong with J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Meine Freude”.
The Choir School at St. Peter’s offers a rich partnership in music, community events, and travel abroad. See them this Sunday as the Town Choirs lead the 10:45 a.m. service.
At St. Peter’s we continue the tradition of Lessons and Carols. Our carol service is modified for use in Advent instead of Christmas and we end our lessons with the story of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel visits, and tells Mary she will become the mother of Jesus.
Early on the morning of June 14, the Boys Tour Choir, Girls Tour Choir, and the MasterSingers of The Choir School at St. Peter’s will gather in front of St. Peter’s, ready to embark on their annual summer tour. The staff and chaperones will quickly put everyone to work, loading the buses with suitcases, choir robes, risers, snacks, and all the many things that we will need for a week on the road.
Next Sunday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m., St. Peter’s Choir will sing for a special Eastertide Evensong. This service will feature Benjamin Britten’s beloved masterpiece, “Rejoice in the Lamb.”
For those of us who grew up in the Episcopal Church, or in any liturgical tradition for that matter, the singing of hymns feels so commonplace that it is hard to imagine that it was ever any other way. The inclusion of the poetry of centuries of hymn-writers continues to enrich our worship.
In this season of Advent we are called to find space in the midst of our busy lives to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.