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 Easter-tide, 2018 – Year B

April 1    Easter Day
    Voluntary: Trumpet Tune in D Major - David N. Johnson
    The Easter Song of Praise - Richard Shephard

April 8   Second Sunday of Easter
    Hilariter - Richard Wayne Dirksen

April 15  Third Sunday of Easter  (sung by the Women of the Choir)
    Lift thine eyes - Felix Mendelssohn

April 22  Fourth Sunday of Easter  (sung by the Women of the Choir)
    Psalm 23 - Anglican Chant: John Goss
    Brother James's Air - arr. Gordon Jacob

April 29  Fifth Sunday of Easter 
     Cantate Domino - Giovanni Octavio Pitoni
    Love one another - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

May 6   Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogation) 
    Rejoice in the Lord, alway - Anonymous (16th century)
    Lead me, Lord - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

May 13  Seventh Sunday of Easter (Ascension Sunday) 
    Above all praise and all majesty - Felix Mendelssohn

May 20  The Day of Pentecost:Whitsunday 
    Psalm 104:25-37 - Anglican Chant: William Longhurst
    Veni, Creator Spiritus (plainsong verses with organ variations by Maurice Duruflé

May 27  Trinity Sunday 
    Isaiah, mighty Seer in days of old - Martin Luther
    Panis angelicus - Camille Saint-Saëns

June 3   Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 4)
    O sing joyfully - Adrian Batten
    Ave verum Corpus - Edward Elgar

June 10  Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5)   Final Sunday of Choral Term
    Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel Fauré