The Saint Peter's Youth Choir (SPYC)

This group of youth meets weekly and practices the craft of singing. Using the Royal School of Church Music's Voices for Life chorister training program, members of the Saint Peter's Youth Choir develop a strong foundation in music and spirituality.

On Saturday, December 21, our Youth Choir participated in Saint Peter's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Please enjoy the following selections from that special evening of music.




You may also learn more about Saint Peter's Choirs (and view more videos, on this page.


SPYC performed "Nigra Sum" at our 10 AM service on Sunday, November 10, 2013.


Singing in a good choir is much more than a typical after-school activity. It is an exceptional educational opportunity, and can be an essential part of a child's learning and development. Musicianship skills are extraordinarily important for today's children. A 2007 Reuters Poll shows us that 88% of all post-graduate students in college and 83% of all people earning $150,000 or more had extensive music training.

Children may enter the choir at any time. No prior training or experience is expected of prospective choristers. Apart from minor incidentals relating to travel or social events, there is no tuition cost expected of parents, unlike many comparable children's choirs. The Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays from 11:15-12:30 and sings at Sunday 10:00 AM services. They are often featured at the Family Church service held on the second Sunday of each month.

For more information, please contact John Pivarnik, Minister of Music.

The Boy & Girl Choir offered Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" at the 10:00 AM service on Sunday, March 25.


Our choir recently joined with the choir of St. George's, Schenectady, directed by Andrew Krystopolski, to sing at services at St. Malachy's R.C. Church in Manhattan. This video is from a rehearsal of the combined choirs.

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