The Choir of St. Peter’s (high school through adult)

The Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, September to June, from 7:00 to 8:45 pm, and sings at the 10:00 am Sunday Eucharist. Like all music in the  Episcopal Church, it functions as a “handmaiden of the Liturgy” by reflecting, underscoring, and amplifying the Readings of the Day and the season. We draw on the entire great repertoire of the Church, from chant to contemporary works by English and American cathedral composers, Latin and English, a cappella and accompanied. Highlights of our year include Christmas Eve, Lessons & Carols, Holy Week Services, and occasional Evensongs. We are a friendly and committed group, and we warmly welcome singers from the community. If you are interested in participating, please contact Choirmaster Fred Backhaus for an audition:

Office            203-874-8562

Choral Music for Lent & Eastertide, 2017 – Year A

March 1   Ash Wednesday, The First Day of Lent
    At the Imposition of Ashes: Psalm 51 (Tone IV)
    Hide not thou thy face - Richard Farrant

March 5   First Sunday in Lent
    The Great Litany in Procession
    Hide not thou thy face - Richard Farrant

March 12   Second Sunday in Lent
    Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle - Pange lingua

March 19   Third Sunday in Lent
    Ave verum Corpus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

March 26   Fourth Sunday in Lent (Rose Sunday)  (Jesus heals the blind man)
    I have longed for thy saving health - William Byrd

April 2    Fifth Sunday in Lent
    Let thy merciful ears, O Lord - Thomas Mudd

April 9   Palm Sunday
    Liturgy of the Palms - Hosanna to the Son of David -  Bartholomäus Gesius
    Adoramus te, Christe - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

April 13    Maundy Thursday at 7:30 pm
    At the Foot-washing  - Maundy antiphons & Ubi caritas
    Ave verum Corpus - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

April 14    Good Friday at 7:30 pm
    Adoration of the Cross: Adoramus te, Christe - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and
    Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (Pange lingua)

April 16    Easter Day
    The Easter Song of Praise - Richard Shephard

April 23    Second Sunday of Easter (The Sunday of Thomas)  Baptism
    Hilariter - Richard Wayne Dirksen
    Psalm 16 - Henry Gauntlett

April 30    Third Sunday of Easter
    This joyful Eastertide - Dutch carol, arr. Philip Ledger
    At the Motet - Patricia Thomas, harp

May 7    Fourth Sunday of Easter (The Good Shepherd)
    Psalm 23 - Anglican Chant: John Goss

May 14   Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Come with rejoicing - Robert Leaf

May 21    Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogation)   Fr. Lindeman’s First Sunday!
    O sing joyfully - Adrian Batten

May 28    Seventh Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday)
    King of all ages - Paul Isom

June 4    The Day of Pentecost (Whitsunday)
    Father, thy Holy Spirit send - Melchior Franck
    Veni, Creator Spiritus (with organ) - Maurice Duruflé

June 11    Trinity Sunday  (The final Sunday of Choral Term)
    Te Deum - Healey Willan
    Panis angelicus - Camille Saint-Saëns