Saint Peter's Choir

This dedicated group of approximately twenty adults meets twice every week (Thursdays and Sunday), and sings almost every Sunday between September and June. This group provides fellowship, musical instruction and, most importantly, enjoyment to all of its members.

Men and women as well as high school students are welcomed and encouraged to join the Saint Peter's choir regardless of singing experience. A weekly commitment is not necessary to join the choir and all are encouraged to try it out for a few weeks to see if it is right for them.

On Pentecost, June 8, 2014, the combined choirs of Saint Peter's sang Tye's "Hail This Joyful Day" at offertory.

 

For the First Sunday of Lent on March 9, 2014, the combined choirs of Saint Peter's offered Buxtehude's "Jesu, Meine Freunde" as the sermon.

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Our thanks to the following musicians for their contributions to this special service:

Jennifer Schuchman, violin
Nancy Connell, cello
Margaret Walker, flute
Laura D'Avella, soprano
Judy Himes, soprano 
John McLean, baritone 

 

On Saturday, December 21, 2013, we held our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Please enjoy the following video selections from that special evening of music.

 

 

 

 

You may also learn more about Saint Peter's Youth Choir (SPYC), on this page.

 

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, we incorporated music from Haydn's Miss Brevis into our Sunday service. You may hear samples here:

Kyrie
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Benedictus
Sanctus
Agnus Dei

Our thanks to the following musicians for their contributions to this special service:

Mark Gianini, violin
Jennifer Schuchman, violin
Nancy Connell, cello
Norman Edge, bass
Laura D'Avella, soprano
Judy Himes, soprano
Claire Tsiporukha, soprano
Elaine Thoman, alto

With a focus on the music of the English cathedral tradition, the repertoire of the Saint Peter's Choir spans many centuries and traditions. In addition to leading the singing of congregational hymns and service music, the Saint Peter's Choir sings a musical setting of the appointed psalm, an offertory anthem and a communion anthem each Sunday.

The Saint Peter's Choir rehearses every Thursday from 7:30 - 9:30 PM and Sundays at 9 AM before the 10 AM service. The choir occasionally meets for Choir Retreats outside of the regularly scheduled practice times. For more information, please contact John Pivarnik, Minister of Music.

 

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271 Roseland Avenue
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Phone: 973.226.6500
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