Music & Choir
Music is really important to St. Peter’s—survey after survey of the congregation shows our music program to be a significant source of spiritual and aesthetic joy. We have a vocal choir, a handbell choir, two organs (and you haven’t completed your musical bucket list until you’ve heard an organ duet), a lovely piano, and a harpsichord—plus all the instruments mentioned below.
The Handbell Choir enriches our worship throughout the year at selected services. We rehearse on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:30 a.m. for the four weeks prior to ringing in a service, and may also rehearse with the Choir on Thursday evenings for those four weeks. The next scheduled rehearsal can be found by reading the Sunday announcements. It’s a great way to tone your forearms and your sense of rhythm simultaneously.
Our worship is enriched by instrumental talents of many parishioners and friends, some beginning and some more advanced. Our services are, for example, frequently blessed with jazz takes on hymns and other well-loved tunes (from Coltrane to the Beatles).
Do you have a musical talent that you are not sharing? How about dusting off your guitar? Do you know of someone who is hiding their musical talent under a bushel? Do you have a hankering to try your hand at the Church’s collection of marimbas, gongs, bells, triangles, tam tam, tambourines, castanet, tubular bells, or xylophone? Some Sundays (not often, but sometimes) we use them all.
We especially need someone who can play a drum set.
If you have any questions or thoughts about the choir, speak with a choir member or Richard Metzler. If you’d like to share your instrumental musical gifts with us please contact Richard.