As we planned for what we knew would be an unusual season, it became clear that Serenade needed to be part of that season. Though it will look different this year, Serenade 2021 will once again bring together friends of the Choir School, whose support is what continues to make our important work possible. We are excited to share our plans with you, and we hope you will plan to join us.
As we continue to make our way through this very difficult year, it seems to me that those traditions we hold dear feel more important now than ever before, even if we are unable to observe them as would we in normal times.
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.