Music at St. Peters

Music in liturgy is part of the overall worship experience. Each week at St. Peter’s Erindale our choirs endeavour to enrich the worship experience through their music. The musical diversity between the services is broad but we hope that you will find something that enlightens your time with us at St. Peter’s Erindale.

Upcoming Events

Palm Sunday Concert: Handel’s Messiah Parts II & III – Sunday April 9th, 2017

The Reverend Canon Jennifer Reid invites you to attend the Palm Sunday Concert at St. Peter’s Anglican Erindale featuring the Choristers of St. Peter’s Erindale with Soloists and Orchestra. Under the direction of Music Director Clement Carelse they will be performing Handel’s Messiah – Parts II & III.

Tickets are available through the church office, through any of the choir members as well as online through Snap’d Tix for only $20 each. This concert usually sells out so get your tickets now!

Past Events

Spring Music Concert

On Sunday May 29th at 3:00 PM in the lower hall we had our eighth annual Spring Concert featuring the Handbell Choir, the St. Peter’s Singers and young instrumentalists from the congregation.  The concert was started in 2008 with the main impetus to provide an end of year destination for the bells and the St. Peter’s Singers who sing at the 9:15 AM service on Sundays.  For the Handbell Choir it provides a chance to replay pieces that have been used during their monthly Sunday morning appearances.  For the bells and the St. Peter’s singers it also allows for exploration of different repertoire that might not fit into a worship service.

It is very important for musicians to be able to share the results of their many hours of practicing.  Performing in front of an audience in St. Peter’s is a very welcoming experience and the perfect place to display the musical talent of the youth of the congregations.   Students in Grade 12 and younger perform solos and have done so on a variety of instruments including piano, voice, strings, woodwind and brass.

Last Night of the Proms

On Saturday June 4th at 7:00 PM  we hosted an evening of British music, sang along with the choir and cheered the soloists and raised our flags.

We were delighted to have the Choir of All Saints Peterborough join us in the performance of the Last Night of the Proms.

Dublin & UK Tour

During the summer of 2015 our choir traveled to Dublin Ireland and to the UK to sing Evensong and toured beautiful cathedrals together.

Also, thanks to the generosity of Douglas and Iva Rhodes (deceased) and Jeanne Rutherford a fund was set up to give a small financial award to young people who have participated in the music life of St. Peter’s and are heading off to college or university.  Last year we congratulate Nicole Antidormi, Nick Sheppard and Hayden Spence on receiving the “Rhodes Scholarship” and wish them God’s blessing as they move to higher education. The awards will be presented during an upcoming worship service.

Our Choirs

Handbell Choir

St. Peter’s Handbell Choir is a unique group of musicians that rehearse a variety of sacred and secular music weekly. During its 28-year history the Handbell choir has performed at festivals and churches in the surrounding area. Members of the Handbell choir range in age from 13 to adult. The Handbell Choir perform monthly at St. Peters during worship on Sundays.

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Parish Choir

The Parish Choir sings weekly at our 11 am traditional service. This choir of adults of all ages strives for a higher purpose in music. With a songbook that spans the 13th century to the 21st century, and several languages, this choir is the core of our performance choir.

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St. Peter’s Singers

The St. Peter’s Singers sing weekly at the 9:15 Eucharist Service. This mixed choir of youth and adult choristers sings a diverse collection of music from traditional to contemporary. They strive to experience something musically new each week. On special occasions the SPS Choir join our Parish Choir at both services to share larger musical works.

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More Information

Clem Carelse, Director of Music:
st.swithun@look.ca

Mark Matterson, Handbell Choir Conductor & Assistant to the Director of Music:
mmatterson@rogers.com

St. Peter’s Erindale
3041 Mississauga Road
Mississauga ON L5L 0B7
TEL: 905-828-2095
FAX: 905-828-1588
rector@stpeterserindale.org

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