This happy bunch helps lead the music at the 10:30am service every Sunday. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Sheppard Auditorium. Occasionally extra rehearsals help us to prepare for the Festival Seasons of the church year. On most Sunday mornings the Senior Choir sings an anthem in two, three or four parts. The choir sings music from many traditions and in many styles as we attempt to reflect the diversity of our local community and the wider church.
Membership in the choir is open to anyone who likes to sing. Reading music is certainly helpful, but not absolutely essential! Rehearsals always involve warm-ups and instruction for improving vocal technique. You do not have to phone ahead or audition - just appear a few minutes early on a Thursday evening so that a music packet can be put together for you.
The Junior Choir is open to children from the age of about 8 and up. At the moment we only have one group for all ages, but we will split into a younger and an older group when numbers permit. Every attempt is made to choose music that embraces the diverse range of ability in the children, from simple unison anthems to 2-part music and occasionally music with handbells or handchimes included. The Junior Choir sings an anthem at the beginning of the Children's Focus at least once a month.
The Junior Choir meets on Thursday after school from 4:30 until about 5:15. Rehearsal is held either in the Sheppard Auditorium or in the Main Sanctuary. After 5:15 the younger members remain for instruction in music rudiments and sight-singing, building upon the basics learned in Sing-N-Ring.
Membership is open to any child who likes to sing and has begun to read (grade 2 or higher suggested).
Sing-N-Ring is a music group of children 3 to 7 years old. We will sing Sunday School songs and learn to ring hand chimes. All children are welcome; Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the sanctuary of St. Peter's Anglican Church. Come Sing and Ring with us!
Each year outstanding choristers are awarded this scholarship in memory of Roger Brown, a member of the choirs at St. Peter's for fifty years. Monetary awards are directed toward lessons or further musical endeavours. Requirements for the scholarship can be obtained from the church office at 905-372-3442.