Music at St. Peter's

St. Peter's Welcomes Music Director James Wallace

James Wallace
James Wallace

St. Peter's is excited to welcome James Wallace as our new Music Director and Organist.

“I am thrilled to welcome to St. Peter’s James Wallace, who provides the experience, talent and leadership skills to continue the growth of our music ministries,” said Father David Michaud, Rector of St. Peter's.

James comes to St. Peter's from St. Mark's School and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Southborough, Massachusetts, where he has worked for the past ten years.  James has had a distinguished career of more than 30 years as an organist, choir director for adult and youth choirs, and director of music departments.

CHOIR SCHOOL TO RESTART ON MARCH 5, 2024!

St. Peter's Choir School of the Eastern Shore will begin meeting on March 5, 2024.  Music Director James Wallace is very grateful to the board members: Marc Duncan, Thomas Snyder, Megan Fenoglietto, Jane Morgan and Bill Folger.  Special thanks to Britinie Jordan, choral director at WiMiddle, for her help spreading the word!

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MUSIC NEWS!

Thanks to the Worship Band!

With the move to a two-service schedule on February 18, 2024, the worship band will be on hiatus until the summer. St. Peter's is grateful to those who have provided music at the 9am service this year: Instrumentalists Sean Fahey, Rick Fahey, Christopher Sajadi, Pr. Greg Harbaugh, and singers Fiona Duncan, Marc Duncan, Thomas Snyder.

We are happy to report that Christopher Sajadi will continue his violin and guitar playing at the 10:30am service.

If you would like to take part in the worship band this summer, please contact James Wallace, jamesw@stpeterschurch.net.

St. Peter's Choir Seeks New Members

In the new schedule, the St. Peter's Choir will continue to sing weekly at the 10:30am Sunday Service as well as additional services such as choral evensong, lessons and carols and Holy Week.

The Choir is seeking new members.  The Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You don't have to be an experienced singer, but you must be able to match pitch. If you would like to give it a try, please contact Music Director James Wallace, jamesw@stpeterschurch.net.

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 The St. Cecilia Guild

The Steering Committee of The St. Cecilia Guild invites you to become a member for the 2023-2024 season. The funds raised through Guild memberships go to support the fine music making we have come to expect from St. Peter's Church!

Grace Notes Bell Choir

St. Peter’s handbell choir has joined forces with the bell choir from Wicomico Presbyterian Church.  With a total of 15 ringers acting as regular ringers and substitutes at the ready, the combined choirs are able to ring a full three octaves of handbells.

The Bell Choir rehearses at 5:30pm Thursdays.

Though scheduling is a bit challenging in the new two-service Sunday schedule, we are happy to report that the Bell Choir will finish out the 23-24 season by playing at St. Peter's on the following dates:

February 25 --- 8:15am service

March 17 --- 10:30am service

May 19  --- 10:30am service

 

If you would like to join the handbell choir, please contact director Megan Fenoglietto at meganfeno@yahoo.com.

"Messiah" 2023 is a huge success!

Despite the pouring rain, St. Peter's was packed for the 2023 Messiah All-Sing on December 17, 2023, with a 15-piece orchestra and professional soloists Miranda Bruger, soprano; Hunter Shaner, Countertenor; John Wesley Wright, tenor; and Carl DuPont, Bass Baritone. The audience was the choir, and having prepared with two rehearsals in the previous weeks, they did a splendid job!