Music at St. Peter’s has played a central role in the daily rhythms of the church since the 1920s. The principal choir of the parish, The St. Peter’s Choir, assists in leading worship on Sundays and for many special services. In addition, The Evensong Choir, an ensemble consisting of singers from St. Peter’s and throughout the community, sing Choral Evensong in rotation with many other choirs in the parish, community, and region. There are also opportunities to assist in musical offerings during the monthly Taizé service.
St. Peter’s robust choral tradition extends to children of all ages as well. Twenty years ago, current Director of Music and Organist Ben Outen established The Choir School at St. Peter’s. The Choir School’s programs included separate choirs for boys, girls, and teens. Read more about The Choir School at St. Peter’s. These five choirs present three concerts each year, lead music at worship at St. Peter’s in rotation with the St. Peter’s Choir, and make an annual performing tour representing St. Peter’s in concert.
In 2010 St. Peter’s completed the installation of a new mechanical action pipe organ, The Van Ness Hamrick Organ, C. B. Fisk Opus 136. Read more about St. Peter’s pipe organ.
In September of 2013, Music at St. Peter’s partnered with Music at St. Alban’s in Davidson, North Carolina to offer a 2013-2014 Concert Series featuring free concerts in center city as one way of community outreach and engagement. Musical offerings showcase a broad range of musical styles and cultures. The current season offers six of the Davidson-based Sunday afternoon concerts a second time in Charlotte on Mondays at Noon. Click here to learn more about the evolving ministry of Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s.