Nolo mortem peccatoris
|Tuba tune in D|
|Tu es petra|
St. Peter's Choir School is a musical program for boys and girls, age 8 through grade 8, based at St. Peter's Church. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music.
Boys and girls receive musical and vocal training and weekly experience in the performance of the best sacred choral music spanning five centuries.
Special performances, including major oratorios with orchestra, take place two or three times each season.
The Choir has traveled to England five times (1989, 1993, 1997, 2003, and 2007), singing services in major cathedrals. On our most recent tour, we sang in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Choristers receive a small salary, which increases based on proficiency and experience according to the training scheme of the Royal School of Church Music.
The Choir represents an opportunity for young singers to experience music making at a professional level and to enjoy the personal growth that such an opportunity affords.
The full choir, currently numbering 40 singers, consists of these young choristers plus high school age and adult singers, many of whom received their early choral experience here at St. Peter's.
The Choir program is under the direction of Organist and Choirmaster Neil K. Keen, M.Mus., F.A.G.O.
Friday Noontime Concerts
Every Friday at 12:30 from mid-September to mid-June organist Neil Keen and guest performers present free half-hour concerts on the magnificent pipe organ in St. Peter's Church.
Listeners are invited to come and experience a wide variety of music on one of the finest instruments in the Capital Region.