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 2018-2019 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:


Charlie Zahm
Charlie Zahm

Charlie Zahm
October 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as “coming along once in a generation,” Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings and with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!

 

 


Providence Chamber Orchestra
Providence Chamber Orchestra

Providence Chamber Orchestra
November 18, 2018 4:00 pm

The thirty-five member Providence Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1999 to meet the musical needs and aspirations of its members, a group of talented, amateur musicians from the greater Philadelphia area, all of whom share a common passion for playing music. The group of volunteers rehearses twice monthly and presents an annual winter and spring concert in addition to accompanying the “St. John’s Choir & Friends” performance of major choral repertoire.

 

 

This year’s concert is dedicated to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn.

1) Overture to Il Ritorno Di Tobia
2) Cello Concerto in C and features Danish born
cellist Steve Kramer.
3) Symphony No. 101 known as the Clock
Symphony


Julian Cartwright
Julian Cartwright

Julian Cartwright
January 27, 2019 4:00 pm

Julian Cartwright is a violinist/violist from Summit, NJ. He met Derek Maninfior while on staff at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Julian has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and College, and he did his pre-college study at Juilliard. Since graduating, Julian has worked as a record producer, studio musician, teacher, composer/songwriter, and performer in a variety of genres and settings. He is also a visual artist.

 

 

 


Chester County Choral Society
Chester County Choral Society

Chester County Choral Society
March 31, 2019 4:00 pm

Chester County Choral Society is an 80-voice auditioned chorus in its 46th year of bringing excellent choral music to our region. Its Chamber Ensemble is a select 20-voice group focusing on advanced, mostly a cappella repertoire. Their 2018-19 concert cycle features diverse music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

 

 


Trevor Gordon Hall
Trevor Gordon Hall

Trevor Gordon Hall
May 19, 2019 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.”