Adult Choir

A regular presence at the 11:00 Sunday service, the Adult Choir rehearses twice a month on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm.

This group of approximately twenty-five amateur singers embraces a wide range of choral music, including anthems by:

  • Contemporary American composers Daniel Gawthrop, Rene Clausen, Leo Nestor, and Michael Bedford
  • 20th-century American and English masters including Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Howells, William Mathias and Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • English, German and Italian baroque/Renaissance composers J.S. Bach, Georg Frideric Handel, Orlando Gibbons, and Antonio Lotti
  • 19th-century European masters including Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Fauré, and Schubert
  • St. Peter’s resident composer James Jillson Selway

Several of our members have been active in choirs their entire lives, and some came to choral music through St. Peter’s. Singers of all ability levels are welcomed. Music Director Don Witman maintains a fun, informal and (reasonably:)) orderly rehearsal atmosphere.

In addition to Sunday worship, St. Peter’s Choir has presented a series of special concerts over the last several decades, including:

  • Handel Messiah (annually since 1991)
  • Mendelssohn Elijah
  • Poulenc Gloria
  • Fauré Requiem
  • Baroque and Renaissance Anthems & Motets
  • Mendelssohn St. Paul
  • Duruflé Requiem
  • Walk the Way of Love: The Anthems of James Jillson Selway (also available on CD)
“Walk the Way of Love: The Anthems of James Jillson Selway” – St. Peter’s Choir in Concert 2017

For more information about joining the choir, write Don Witman at [email protected].