Music at St. Peter's

The music program at St. Peter's Church is unique in southern Delaware, focused on providing finely crafted music in the Anglican tradition as well as presenting concerts through St. Cecilia Guild, the music program is the only one of its kind in the area. Services of Sung Compline (first Thursday of the month at 8:45 p.m.) and Choral Evensong (see the St. Cecilia Guild brochure) are a regular part of the worship life of the congregation. Our various choirs are detailed below, new members are warmly welcomed to any ensemble, please contact T.J. Thomas, Minister of Music, to learn more.     


Download the 2017-18 Music Calendar for full rehearsal, liturgical, and concert details.                

CHOIRS & ENSEMBLES

  • adult choir

    Rehearsal 7:00pm on Thursdays

    The Adult Choir is a volunteer ensemble of approximately 30 singers providing musical leadership at the 10:00 Eucharist most Sundays from September to early June, as well as special liturgies throughout the year. In addition to preparing 1-2 choral anthems for each liturgy, the adult choir sings the psalm appointed for the day and leads congregational hymns and responses. Singing a wide spectrum of music from chant to gospel, the choir’s primary focus is the repertoire of our Anglican choral heritage spanning many centuries. The adult choir is open to adults and high school-aged youth; no previous choral experience is necessary.

  • Te Deum Bell Choir

    Rehearsal 6:30pm on Wednesdays

    Comprised of 11 intermediate handbell ringers, the Te Deum bell choir focuses on ensemble repertoire for our worship services, generally ringing at one 10am Sunday service a month, the 8pm Christmas Eve service and one of the Holy Week liturgies. Music includes bell choir anthems, accompanying hymns, service music, and sometimes the singing choirs. We own and ring 4 octaves (49 bells, C4–C8) of Schulmerich English handbells as well as 3 octaves of hand chimes. This choir is open to those with the ability to read music; previous bell experience is helpful but not required.

  • ASSISTANT ORGANIST

    GEORGIANA IBACH

    Georgiana is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, she has served as Assistant Organist at St. Peter's since 2010. 

  • minister of music

    T.J. THOMAS

    Our program is comprised of five choirs and ensembles as described below. Ours is an active, vital, and growing program with which we encourage you to become involved. All music programs are under the leadership of our Minister of Music, T.J. Thomas; he is always interested in receiving inquiries from those interested in being involved with the musical life of our congregation. T.J. may be reached at the church office at 302-645-8479 or tthomas@stpeterslewes.org.