Music at Saint Peter’s

The St. Peter's ChoirAt St. Peter’s, we believe that making music is a wonderful way to praise God, draw ourselves together in a community, and celebrate the beauty of creation. We sing music from our rich Anglican choral tradition, as well as music from a variety of other cultures.  Our several choirs, our organ, and our concert series keep the church ringing with sound. Come and join us! You will find your place and your voice here with us.

Derek Maninfior – Organist and Choirmaster
Derek Maninfior – Organist and Choirmaster

Come Join Us

We welcome children and adults with a wide variety of musical experience.  We gather in a congenial atmosphere of learning and fellowship.  If you are interested in participating in one of our choirs, in our music series or in any other way with the music program at St. Peter’s, please contact us.

The Choirs

Adult Choir is composed of adults and high school students.  We meet at 8:30 AM on Sunday mornings for rehearsal. In addition to Sunday rehearsals, we will gather on other days for special rehearsals for Holy Days and other Festivals.

Treble Choir is composed of elementary school aged students (grades 1-6) and we meet at various times during the year following the 10:00 AM service and Sunday School. Younger children are welcome to participate, and can speak with the Choirmaster for more details.

 


Our Music Series

We are pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Concert Series. Concerts in this series are open to the public, however a free-will offering to support the series is greatly appreciated ($5.00). The series is entirely funded by donations and free-will offerings. All concerts are at 4 PM. In this next series of concerts, our guest artists will include:


Brad Rau
Brad Rau

Brad Rau
October 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Brad Rau has been performing music for over 20 years all over Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, as a classical guitarist, rock guitarist, and rock drummer. Brad received a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory (NEC) and received a master’s degree in 2015 with academic honors. At NEC, he studied classical guitar under Eliot Fisk who was the last pupil of Andres Segovia. Brad’s personal learning methods have enabled him to surpass his competition memorizing over 8 hours of the most difficult repertoire for the classical guitar. Brad was a semi-finalist in the International Texas Guitar Competition of 2008. In addition to his performing career, Brad has mentored hundreds of students of all ages, styles, and levels. Many of Brad’s students have gone on to develop their own music careers and teaching studios. Brad’s unique teaching style combines music, physics, philosophy, and humor, making him a well-rounded instructor for a variety of students.


Under The Oak
Under The Oak

Under The Oak
November 24, 2019 4:00 pm

With a sound that draws from the Folk, Americana, and Indie-Rock worlds, Under the Oak’s music is honest, approachable, and has been described as “…The Head and the Heart with less martial force and more mellow musing.” – Odd Nugget Under the Oak’s Adam Monaco, Maggie Pope, Chris Peace, and Peter Oswald perform their soul-grabbing tunes with heart, crafting a sound
that has attracted a loyal and enthusiastic local following. Their debut album, Big Sky (April 2018), shares tunes that stay true to their live-performance style – rich in vocal harmonies and intimate lyrics – songs that play like life put to music.

 

 

 

 


John Maurer
John Maurer

John Maurer
January 19, 2020 4:00 pm

John Maurer is recognized as an “exhilarating, very versatile trumpet performer and educator. Originally from Upper Darby, John graduated
as the trumpet graduate assistant from Penn State. He also has a Master’s in trumpet performance and Bachelor’s in Music Education from Millersville. He happily lives in Dingmans Ferry with his wife, firstborn son and crazy cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dan Pell
Dan Pell

Dan Pell
March 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Dann Pell is a guitarist, vocalist and percussionist based in Chester County, PA. His music embraces folk traditions; country-blues, jazz, chants/hymns/spirituals, and incorporates unique expansive rhythmic devices. From meditative sunrise sounds to percussive stormy seas, informed by the Great American Songbook, jazz drumming, Sacred Harp singing & Eastern drones… a personal fav of non-idiomatic guitar music.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Trevor Gordon Hall
Trevor Gordon Hall

Trevor Gordon Hall
April 19, 2020 4:00 pm

Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor Gordon Hall is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose compositions range in style from edgy driving rhythms to soft melodic phrases. Trevor sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. Trevor continues to tour playing his custom designed “Kalimbatar” for audiences all over North America, UK, Europe, Asia and South America, including a recent debut at the iconic Carnegie Hall in NYC. With high praise from industry greats including Steve Hackett, Graham Nash, Pat Martino, Tommy Emmanuel and more, Trevor continues to develop his blend of sounds that focus on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential, guiding listeners through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt.”