“Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” – Psalm 33:1-3
Singing God’s praise and offering our worship both empowers and strengthens the Church. Indeed, the congregation itself is the largest choir in our Church – and, as Scripture tells us, we are always encouraged to sing our wonderful hymns with all the might, vigor, and enthusiasm that we can offer… the “first fruits” of our hearts and voices! If you would like to take this even a step further by joining a choir or offering instrumental music during worship, your participation in music at St. Peter’s is most warmly welcomed!
Wondering how you can get involved?
Join a choir, or invite your children to join the Beginning Choir or Choristers (Many studies clearly demonstrate the great and lasting academic benefits of musical training for children… but even greater are the spiritual benefits!)
Donate the gift of music! Musical scores for choir anthems may be given in honor or in memory of a loved one. Or, offer a gift that enhances our worship by making a donation to have instrumentalists in our services!
Be a “choir angel” – come in on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to clean out choir folders and file music
If you are interested in serving in the music ministry in any capacity, please contact the Director of Music, Chris Garven.
Fall/Winter 2014 Concert Series
Friday, September 26 at 7:30pm
This concert will be performed by the combined choirs of St. Peter’s, Wildwood Presbyterian and Killearn United Methodist. They will be featuring Te Deum, works of Mozart, Rutter and more on the theme of Te Deum: To Thee O Lord, We offer Praise.
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 7 at 7:00pm
An evening of choirs singing glorious anthems combined with scripture lessons will prepare our hearts for the Christ Child and the Advent season. Following this candlelit service, a reception full of festivity and conviviality in the Parish Hall will be welcoming to all.
The very first Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was held on Christmas Eve 1918 at King’s College Chapel (Cambridge). The service was planned by Eric Milner-White, who at the age of thirty-four had just been appointed Dean of King’s College. After his service as an army chaplain, he decided that the Church of England needed “more imaginative worship”. And thus began the yearly tradition of re-telling the story of our redemption – from prophecy to fulfillment – through Holy Scripture and music.
The American Boy Choir
Sunday, February 22 at 7:00pm
The American Boy Choir in concert! One of the greatest boy choirs of the world islooking forward to performing in our new church, with all its glorious acoustics! This is a ticketed event.
ChoirsThe Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choir is the primary music leadership ensemble at St. Peter’s, singing at both 9:00 and 11:15 services every week from September to June. This is a fabulous group of people who are dedicated to leading worship, caring for each other and creating excellent, beautiful music together. This is an exciting year to jump in as we look forward to our new building and all the great music we will be working on. We will need to fill the new loft in order to support our large new worship space! All voices are invited!
Hear a sample.
This choir is for all 6th-12th grade students who are interested in being part of more advanced choral instruction
Choir room/South Transept
This group is divided into 3 different age groups, K-1, 2-3 and 4-5. Participants will continue learning how to use their voice in a choir setting, as well as be instructed in learning to read music. These choirs will occasionally perform in the 9:00am service.
This choir is for children ages 3 1/2 years to Kindergarten age. The children are engaged in a curriculum that helps them to find their voice and rhythm in many fun ways!
Chorister Christmas, December 17Don’t miss A Chorister Christmas!
Wednesday, December 17, 5:00-7:00pm
Join us for a fun-filled night of food, fellowship and fantastic music as the choristers present a program celebrating the birth of Jesus. The program will be preceded by a family friendly dinner put on by the children’s ministry, and everything will be finished up by 7:00pm. Mark your calendars now and look for more details!
Instrumentalists and Chime Ringers
Instrumentalists bring a wonderful sense of excitement, flair, and flourish to our worship services! If you play brass, strings, woodwinds, keyboard, guitar. . .whatever your specialty may be. . . and would like to offer special music (such as during the Offertory) or perhaps to play on special feast days, please contact Chris Garven, Director of Music, at 701-0664, ext. 28, or email@example.com, so that your talents may be used of God and our church blessed and edified!
Monetary donations may also be made, marked “Instrumentalists”, so that we will have the resources to bring in musicians on “high holy days”. Your support of the music program is always greatly welcomed and deeply appreciated!
Sunday 9:00 and 11:15 am services and Wednesday at 12:10 pm
Chime ringers play hymns at the Sunday 9:00 and 11:15 am services and Wednesday at 12:10 pm
Serving on a rotating basis, individual chime members ring for approximately ten minutes prior to the opening voluntary at Sunday services, contributing to the beauty and atmosphere of our worship.
Praise Him with the blast of the ram’s horn;
Praise Him with lyre and harp.
Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with strings and pipe.
Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
Praise Him with loud-clanging cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
~ Psalm 150:3-6
Musical OfferingsListen to .MP3s of musical offerings, recorded with a new symphonic microphone mounted in the ceiling of St. Peter’s church, given at St. Peter’s Anglican Church.
Artists on the Lawn
featuring St. Peter’s Artisans
Sunday, November 9 – between 9 and 11:15 am services
20% of art sales go to The Uganda Orphan Program
Our mission is to shape hearts for Christ as image bearers of His truth. For more information regarding the St. Peter’s Artisans, please contact Vanessa Zein-Eldin at firstname.lastname@example.org.