The past year once again bore witness to many blessings for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s music ministry! As you know, our choir is small but wholly committed and dedicated to serving the church and community by praising God through Christ the Son. The choir and visiting musicians presented a wide range of musical styles to the congregation and community during the past year. Our choir presented many new anthems, including a new anthem for each Sunday during Advent and two new anthems for Christmas Eve. We will soon be working on new anthems for Holy Week and Easter.
Our sincere appreciation and thanks go to: Helmut Linne von Berg for his continued choir membership and for sharing his violin music with us; Mary Peterman and Denise Gregory for their beautiful voices and playing flute and piano; Andy Cortez for his amazing trumpet playing; Jim Heimbach for sharing his piano playing and Marilyn Newman for sharing harp music with us.
On September 22, 2019, Jim and Elizabeth Heimbach hosted our annual “Gospel on the River” at their beautiful home on the banks of the Rappahannock River.
Our annual concert series continues to be very well received by our congregation and community. On November 2, 2019, we were blessed with the voices of “PhilHarmonia,” a twenty-voice choir from Philadelphia.
On December 22, 2019, we had our first “Blue Christmas Service.” We enjoyed the musical offerings of “Connexion,” a thirty-voice community choir from Colonial Beach, Virginia.
We are blessed and thankful for Mark W. Thompson and his staff, who continue to offer their specialized talents in the maintenance of our pre-Civil War pipe organ.
It is truly a blessing and a privilege to serve as your music director and organist and2020 promises to be another wonderful year in the musical life of our beloved St. Peter’s.