Music at St. Peter's
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 St. Peter’s Choristers and Choir have an essential role on Sundays. Each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service the Choir leads the hymns and service music and sings choral music for the service (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.
Recent performances have included Bernstein's Chichester Psalms (2017), Aaron Copland's In the Beginning (2019), Handel's Messiah, Parts 1 and 2 (2015) and 3 (2018), Lou Harrison's Easter Cantata (Midwest premiere, 2017), Haydn's Te Deum in C and "Lord Nelson" Mass (2016), Mondonville's Dominus Regnavit (sung with the Kingsbury Ensemble, 2016).
In May of 2019, members of the St. Peter's Choir sang at the 50th anniversary of the re-hallowing of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury in Fulton, Missouri. This church is the only building by architect Christopher Wren in the United States.
Organist and Director of Music
Office: Ext. 105
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The St. Peter's Choir rehearse on Thursday evenings and 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 .
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