Engaging the Charlotte Community through Music

rencherMusic at St. Peter’s includes so much excellence, depth, and power that I often am speechless. In addition to Sunday mornings and evenings, every musical offering from this sacred place leaves many witnesses with experiences of transcendence. Maybe you have similar stories about such occasions.
Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s (CCCSP) is honored to enter its second season beginning on Monday, September 15 with performances at noon and 7:30 p.m. Our stellar Associate Organist Aaron Goen and members of the Charlotte Symphony will perform magnificent pieces for organ and strings. In partnership with Music at St. Alban’s in Davidson, CCCSP offers a broad range of concerts for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of the community.

The recent incorporation of this separate 501(c)(3) organization empowers us to engage the Charlotte Community beyond our doors by sharing the gift of music with all sorts and conditions of people. Committed to diversity in performances and to remaining free of charge, CCCSP offers numerous ways to become a “beacon of hope in center city Charlotte” in keeping with our parish vision. While each monthly program is free, it is not without cost. Patrons from St. Peter’s and throughout the region make series funding possible. All are invited to contribute any amount at www.centercityconcerts.org.

The more we stretch ourselves and offer programs and events beyond the norms of what many expect from the Church, the more the Church will become more relevant in an increasingly “spiritual but not religious” culture. I hope  you and your prospective guests will not miss the launch of Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s 2014-2015 season and its nine concerts. May our engagement with the community to the glory of God enrich the lives of many, and build relationships rooted in the universal language called music.

–The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector