Music at SPLC

Music is big part of life at Saint Peter. We enjoy a full choir, the pipe organ built into the church, a robust handbell choir, and amazing vocalists who contribute specials. Being fortuitously placed in a musically blessed area, we also enjoy the talents of local musicians, from the Brunswick Brass to members of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. 

Click below to hear samples from each musical group. Whether you’re here to join in as a musician or listen from the comfort of a pew, you are welcome! Read further to learn about each group and practice/performance schedules.

Choral performance with string quartet.

Handbell Choir

Keys of the Kingdom

CHOIR – The choir sings traditional chorale literature and performs regularly in alternating services from September through June. Rehearsals are an hour and a half on Wednesday evenings usually at 6:30 pm and occasionally at 5:00 pm. The choir also gathers 45 minutes before service to warm up. In addition to Sunday services, the Choir prepares and presents an Advent Cantata at Christmas and anthems on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday in the spring. The choir also sings for memorial services held at Saint Peter. Singers do not need to know how to read music to participate, but should be able to stay on a harmony and sing by ear. Choir members are committed to attend rehearsals and services as often as they are in town and able to sing.

HAND BELL CHOIR – Usually plays once a month at the Call to Worship at both services. The bells also present music at special events like the Advent Cantata and Maundy Thursday.  They rehearse Tuesday at 4:45 pm in the church sanctuary and multi-purpose room. Players to not need to know how to read music; however, prior music reading experience is helpful.

KEYS OF THE KINGDOM – Is a vocal and instrumental ensemble that performs contemporary Christian music with electric piano, guitars, and amplified sound. The group offers musical support for Wonderful Wednesday services at 5:15 pm. They meet Wednesdays at 3:30 pm for set-up and practice. Instrumentalists must provide their own instruments. You do not have to read music to participate; however, singers should be able to sing by ear.

ADDITIONAL MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES – Special service music is needed throughout the summer months of July and August and is coordinated with the Associate Director of Worship and Music.