Music at St. Peter’s
Music has long been central to the worship at St. Peter’s Church. The music ministry of St. Peter’s provides an opportunity for young people and adults to become involved in the life of this parish through music. The parish music program includes the St. Peter’s Choristers, the St. Peter’s Choir, a handbell choir, and the St. Peter’s Singers.
The Choir has an important role in the liturgy on Sundays and at other special services. Each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service the Choir leads the hymns and service music, and sings choral music for the service (an introit, anthems, and motets). Members of the choir also sing for the 8:00 a.m. service once a month, and also sing at weddings and funerals on occasion.
In addition to this music on Sunday mornings, St. Peter’s provides a monthly series of Choral Evensong services and choral concerts with orchestra.
The Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:15-9:15 p.m. and on Sundays before the 10:30 a.m. service. We welcome parishioners with advanced choral skills to sing alongside our professional staff singers. If you are interested in more information, please contact music director David Sinden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is seeking a bass Staff Singer to provide leadership and support in
the St. Peter’s Choir. The Choir has a history of commissioning new music, and several such
pieces are recorded on their recent CD A Year in Saint Louis on the Regent label. The Choir will
make a new recording this season. The Choir has sung in England on multiple occasions.
The S. William Aitken Endowment Fund
The S. William Aitken Endowment Fund has been established to ensure a vibrant future for the music ministry at St. Peter’s. Music is one of our great offerings of praise and thanksgiving to God and is essential to worship. Under Bill’s leadership, St. Peter’s has become known for the quality of our music program, and we are committed to building on this strong foundation.
To date, we have 114 families that have committed over $160,000 to support this fund! If you would like to ensure an enduring legacy of fine music by contributing to this fund, please contact the Church Office at 314-993-2306, or donate online by clicking here.
Listen to St. Peter’s Choir:
Here, O my lord – William Aitken
Beati quorum via – Charles Villiers Stanford