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The songs we sing express more than ideas – they express devotion. Whether we are singing a love song about another person or a fight song about our favorite sports team, so often what we are truly singing is a song of devotion to some idea, some thing, or someone.
As Christians, our ultimate devotion is to Christ, our Savior. For this reason, the hope at St. Peter’s is that the music we play and sing is a loud, glorious, and beautiful expression of our devotion to God over all else.
This effort is led by Christopher Garven, our music director, and the St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir. Every Sunday morning they lead us in hymns glorifying the Father. The music program also provides musical opportunities for the littler ones amongst us via The Choristers, a program that teaches children all about worship, music, and performance.
Our prayer is that through all of this, we would be shaped by God’s Spirit into a Church who rejoices and sings their devotion to Christ louder than anything else
Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
From preschool age to adults, there are choral groups for everyone at St. Peter’s! We invite all who are interested to come to a rehearsal and try one out. Don’t worry about having the perfect voice either – there’s no better way to learn how to sing than weekly practice and performance with a beautiful choir and an experienced music leader!
St. Peter’s Cathedral Choir
The primary music leadership ensemble at St Peter’s, singing at both 9:00 and 11:15am services every week from September to June. This is a fabulous group of people who are dedicated to leading worship, caring for each other and creating excellent, beautiful music together. To explore the possibility of participating, contact Chris Garven at email@example.com. We meet on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm.
This choir is for all 6th-12th grade students who are interested in being part of more advanced choral instruction. The Youth Ensemble meets on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00pm. To reserve a place in this ensemble contact Lucy Church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir room/South Transept
This group is divided into 2 different age groups, K-2 and 3-5 and meets on Wednesday nights from 4:30-5:15pm in the choir room/south transept. Participants will continue learning how to use their voice in a choir setting as well as be instructed in learning to read music. These choirs will occasionally perform in one of the morning services. Contact Debbie Garven at email@example.com to reserve a place for your child.
This choir is for those ages 3 1/2 up until Kindergarten age. It meets Tuesday evenings at 4:15pm in the choir room. The children are engaged in a curriculum that helps them to find their voice and rhythm in many fun ways! Contact Debbie Garven at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place for your child.
Monetary donations may also be made, marked “Instrumentalists”, so that we will have the resources to bring in musicians on “high holy days”. Your support of the music program is always greatly welcomed and deeply appreciated!
Praise Him with the blast of the ram’s horn;
Praise Him with lyre and harp.
Praise Him with timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with strings and pipe.
Praise Him with resounding cymbals;
Praise Him with loud-clanging cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
~ Psalm 150:3-6