“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.
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!
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!
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!
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