Celebrating 175 Years
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Music at St. 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.

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 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 2016-2017 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. View the Concert Brochure 2016-2017 or see the details below.

Claude Bourbon
October 23, 2016 at 4pm

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks. For more information on Claude, please visit his website at www.CLAUDEBOURBON.ORG.

Advent Lessons and Carols
December 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Each year the church reserves four weeks before Christmas in order to give us time to make the necessary preparations to prepare our hearts to receive Jesus once again at Christmas. We refer to these four weeks as the season of “Advent” which means “coming”. During these weeks, we prepare ourselves, as a Church and as individual Christians for the coming of Jesus – the Jesus who came 2,000 years ago as a baby in a manger and Jesus who comes again this Christmas and once again enters our hearts. The Choir at St Peter’s prepares for Christmas by singing the traditional service of Advent Lessons and Carols. This years’ service will feature “O magnum mysterium” by Ivo Antognini and “No Sweeter Music”
by John Rutter.

Amici Strings Orchestra
January 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Amici Strings will be performing:
Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Gustav Holst: St. Paul’s Suite
George Gershwin: Lullaby
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango

Our guest soloist for the Vivaldi and Holst will be Paul Roby of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Principally Harps
Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman
February 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

“Principally Harps!” blends the talents and experiences of two of America’s finest harpists in presentations of virtuosity, distinct style and impeccable ensemble. “Principally Harps!” offers audiences a unique opportunity to see and hear concert grand harps on center stage, as opposed to “hidden” among the instruments in an orchestra. Mindy Cutcher and Janet Witman are masters of their instruments, showcasing their harps with exciting repertoire and demonstrating the uniqueness of pedal harps with the varied sound effects that can be produced from them. Their programs are accessible to young and old; experienced and casual concert goers.

Trevor Gordon Hall
April 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Trevor Gordon Hall sets himself apart by leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched and weaving together different textures into grand yet
intimate and lyrical compositions. His blend of each sound doesn’t overcomplicate but focuses on utilizing the instrument’s fullest creative and compositional potential.