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


Choral Music for Autumn, 2018 – Year B

September 16   Proper 19  (Peter confesses Jesus as The Christ)
    You are the Christ, O Lord - Richard W. Dirksen

September 23   Proper 20 
    Bread of the world, in mercy broken - Daniel Burton

September 30   Proper 21  
    Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake - Richard Farrant

October 7   Proper 22  (Maintaing marriage)
    Blessed is the man (SA) - Stephen Oliver
    O remember not (ATB) - Henry Purcell 

October 14   Proper 23  (The travails of Job)
    Lead me, Lord - Samuel Sebastian Wesley

October 21   Proper 24 
    Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach

October 28   Proper 25  (Jesus heals the blind man)
    My eyes for beauty pine - Herbert Howells

November 4   All Saints Sunday 
    Psalm 24 - Anglican Chant by Joseph Barnby
    And I saw a new heaven - Malcolm Archer
    These are they that follow the Lamb - John Goss

                             Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls), 5:00 p.m.
    Burial Sentences - William Croft
    Requiem Mass - Traditional Plainsong
    Psalm 121 - Anglican Chant by H. Walford Davies
    Motet - Now the Labourer's task is o'er
    Kontakion for the Dead - Kiev Orthodox chant
    In paradisum - Traditional Plainsong

November 11   Proper 27  (Stewardship)
    Give almes of thy goods - Christopher Tye

November 18   Proper 28 
    Call to remembrance - Richard Farrant

November 25   The Feast of Christ the King 
    Above all praise and all majesty - Felix Mendelssohn