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

The Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, September to June, from 7:00 to 9:00 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, sung in Latin and English, a cappella and accompanied. If you have sung in a Chamber Choir in high school or college, you will feel right at home.

Highlights of the coming year include a plainsong Requiem for All Souls, Lessons & Carols, Holy Week Services, and Evensong. We are a friendly and committed group, and we warmly welcome singers from the community. Interested singers are invited to contact Choirmaster Fred Backhaus.

Office            203-874-8562


Easter Day through Trinity Sunday, 2019 – Year C

Interested? Contact the Choirmaster. He's looking forward to hearing from you!

April 21   Easter Day at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.
    Psalm 118 - Anglican Chant: by Charles V. Stanford
    This is the Day - Jacobus Gallus (Handl)

April 28   Easter 2  (The Sunday of Thomas)
    Psalm 118 - Anglican Chant: by Charles V. Stanford
    This joyful Eastertide - arr. Philip Ledger

May 5   Easter 3  
    These are they that follow the Lamb - John Goss

May 12  Easter 4  (The Good Shepherd)  
    Psalm 23 - Anglican Chant: by John Goss
    Brother James' Air - arr. Gordon Jacob

May 19  Easter 5  
    And I saw a new heaven - Malcolm Archer
​​​​​​​    Love one another - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

May 26  Easter 6  (Rogation Sunday)
    If ye love me - Thomas Tallis

June 2  Easter 7  (Sunday after the Ascension)
    Psalm 97 - Anglican Chant: by John Nares
    Above all praise and all majesty - Felix Mendelssohn
    O sacrum convivium - Edward D'Evry

June 9  The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday  
    Psalm 104:25-37 - Anglican Chant: by William Longhurst
​​​​​​​    Veni, Creator Spiritus - Plainsong verses alternatim with organ versets by Maurice Duruflé

June 16  Trinity Sunday  (Final Sunday of Choral Term)
    Isaiah, mighty Seer in days of old - Martin Luther
​​​​​​​    Panis angelicus - Camille Saint-Saëns