The mission of St. Cecilia Guild at St. Peter’s is to offer high quality choral and instrumental music in our community through building partnerships with local audiences and arts organizations. 

We are delighted to announce the inaugural season of St. Cecilia Guild, below you will read about some of the events the Guild is presenting this season, it is a diverse series of programs featuring local and regional musicians, both new and familiar faces. Full details may be found in the 2016-17 Season Brochure.

The Guild encourages you to become a supporter by making a tax-deductible financial contribution at one of the following levels:

Saint $1,500+

Seraphim $1,000 – $1,499

Cherubim $500 – $999

Archangel $250 – $499

Angel $100 – $249

Cantor $50 – $99

Please fill out the form in the 2016-17 Season Brochure to become a supporter.

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St. Cecilia Guild Standing Committee

Ruth Barnett

Thomas Crowley

Bob Fischer, Vestry Liaison for Worship & Music

Adele Fluharty, Parish Administrator, ex-officio

Fr. Ron Gerber

Bonny Mears

Bob Wardwell, Senior Warden, ex-officio

Robert Patlán

Fr. Jeffrey Ross, Rector, ex-officio

T.J. Thomas, Minister of Music, ex-officio


All concerts and services are FREE and do not require tickets unless otherwise noted.

  • Lewes Chamber Players

    Sunday, March 5  |  2:00 p.m.

    Russian Romantics with Trio Casals: Fresh from Carnegie Hall, Trio Casals brings to Lewes the passion and romanticism of the great Russian composers Rachmaninov and Tchiakovsky. Ovidiu and Sylvia are joined by Russian pianist, Anna Kislitsyna.

  • Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, Organist

    Friday, March 17  |  7:00 p.m.

    St. Peter's 2017 Anglican Musician in Residence, Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, presents an organ recital on the first night of the weekend. Zach is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. He currently serves as Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

  • Choral Eucharist

    Sunday, March 19  |  10:00 a.m.

    Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, 2017 Anglican Musician in Residence, directs St. Peter's Adult Choir in a choral mass for the Third Sunday in Lent.

  • Choral Evensong

    Sunday, March 19  |  5:00 p.m.

    In this, the concluding event of the 2017 Anglican Musician in Residence weekend, the Adult Choir sings Choral Evensong followed by a reception.

  • Palm Sunday

    Sunday, April 9  |  8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

    Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem is celebrated this day with shouts of "hosanna" that quickly turn to betrayal and suffering in St. Matthew's account of the Passion. The Te Deum bell choir plays at 10:00.

  • Tenebrae

    Wednesday, April 12  |  7:30 p.m.

    In the midst of Holy Week we offer the monastic office of Tenebrae (literally translated "shadows" or "darkness"). A plainsong service by candlelight with psalms, responsories, and lessons.

  • Holy week and Easter

    Maundy Thursday, April 13  |  7:00 p.m.

    Good Friday, April 15  |  12:00 & 7:00 p.m.

    Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15  |  7:00 p.m.

    Easter Day, Sunday, April 16 |  8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

    The University of Delaware Graduate Brass Quintet plays at the services on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Lewes Chamber Players

    Sunday, April 30  |  2:00 p.m.

    For this concert Sylvia and T.J. are joined by classical guitarist, Allen Krantz. 

  • Capital Ringers

    Saturday, May 6  |  2:30 p.m.

    Based in Dover, Delaware, the community handbell ensemble, Capital Ringers, will perform their spring 2017 concert, Ringin' Rhythms, under the direction of founder and conductor, Linda S. Simms.

  • Jazz Vespers

    Thursday, May 25  |  7:00 p.m.

    The Rev. Norm Freeman is an Episcopal priest and professional musician who has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Barbara Streisand. Fr. Norm and his quartet return to St. Peter's to lead Jazz Vespers for Ascension Day.

  • Choral Evensong

    Sunday, June 11  |  5:00 p.m.

    The Adult and Chorister choirs of St. Paul's, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia sing Choral Evensong on Trinity Sunday as they prepare for a summer 2017 residency at St. Paul's Cathedral, London led by Zach Fritsch-Hemenway.