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St Peter's Choir

There is a long-standing choral tradition at St Peter's, developed by musicians such as Vincent Trivett (Organist, 1906-1947) and Kendrick Partington (Organist, 1957-1994). Today, the choir can be heard singing in church every Sunday, and in frequent concert performances. As well as singing at St Peter’s throughout the year, the choir often sings in churches and cathedrals across the UK and abroad. Particularly noteworthy visits of recent years have included those to Paris, Cologne, Westminster Abbey and many of the UK's major cathedrals. The choir tackles a broad range of repertoire from plainsong and renaissance polyphony to Romantic and contemporary works from across the world.

St Peter's employs a professional musician as Organist & Director of Music, and the membership of the choir combines a number of students and recent graduates from the city's two universities with volunteer singers from around the city and county. Though an amateur ensemble, the choir produces what the Nottingham Evening Post has termed an “outstanding standard of music-making”, thanks to the commitment and hard work of its members.

The current Organist & Director of Music is Dr Peter Siepmann, who is assisted by a team of assistant organists.

Recordings of the choir can be found to the right of this page. Click 'More recordings' for the full list.
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Routine & Music List

Read the latest music lists: [Michaelmas 2016] [Trinity 2016] [Lent 2016] [Michaelmas 2015

The choir's usual routine is as follows (with the week's principal choral service in bold type):

First Sunday of the month
10.45am  Matins

Second Sunday of the month
10.30am  Sung Eucharist at All Saints' Church
5pm  Evensong

Third Sunday of the month
10.45am  Sung Eucharist

Fourth Sunday of the month
10.45am Sung Eucharist
5pm Compline or Evensong

Fifth Sunday of the month
10.45am Sung Eucharist

The choir regularly performs as part of the church's well-established series of Saturday morning 'Coffee Break' Concerts, often alongside the resident instrumental ensemble, saraBande.

Trips & Tours

As well as singing at St Peter’s throughout the year (and once a month at the sister church of All Saints on Raleigh Street), the choir often sings in churches and cathedrals across the UK and abroad. The first such visit was to Lichfield Cathedral during Easter Week 1969. More details of trips past and future can be found on this page.


The Choir of St Peter's at Lincoln Cathedral, April 2013

Joining the Choir

St Peter's is an exceptionally friendly choir with high standards and wide range of repertoire. The commitment is very manageable (Friday rehearsal plus Sunday service) and the choir often has the opportunity of singing in extraordinary venues across the UK and abroad.  If you are interested in joining us, please read on!

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Music at St Peter's in 2015

Peter Siepmann

Music at St Peter’s 2015 Peter Siepmann For me and the Choir of St Peter’s, 2015 was a year shaped in particular by the continuing and developing tradition of choir visits.  The year began with Choral Evensong at Ely Cat...

Music at St Peter's in 2014

Peter Siepmann

Music at St Peter's & All Saints’ Annual Report 2014  The Choir of St Peter's continues to sing at least five services a month at St Peter's and one at All Saints' in a range of liturgies that includes Matins, Euchar...

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Gibbons: Almighty and everlasting God

St Peter's Choir at Salisbury Cathedral [2015-05-29]

Howells: Magnificat (Collegium Regale)

St Peter's Choir at Canterbury Cathedral [2012-08-26]

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how to find / contact us

opening hours

The Parish Office

Monday 9am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

St Peter's

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

St Mary's

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm

For information on service times at All Saints', St Mary's & St Peter's, visit the services page


Map of All Saints', St Mary's and St Peter's churches, and the Parish office

All Saints' Church - Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP
St Mary's Church - High Pavement, NG1 1HN
St Peter's Church - St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

contact details

Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.

The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencer.

The Parish Office

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,

0115 948 3658 (+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

Further information

If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.

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