When people ask how I decided to become a church musician, I often respond “I was born into it.” As a child, I was baptized Roman Catholic, and, along with my siblings, attended church weekly with my father. And when I say “weekly,” I mean every single week, with very few exceptions. The only acceptable …
St. Peter’s Choir meets weekly by Zoom to check in with each other. It’s an important and meaningful time, but it doesn’t lessen the loss of our weekly rehearsals and Sunday ministry. As we wait for the day to come when we can sing together again, I hope that we will all continue to seek out those things that feed our souls. They are more important now than ever.
Join us this Sunday for an awe-inspiring musical experience of Transfiguration. Blending with the organ and choir, King’s pre-recorded sounds create an other-worldly, ethereal quality that invites us to experience this familiar story in a new way.
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.