St Peter’s Choir

About 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. Further news from the choir can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

St Peter’s Choir
St Peter’s Choir at Lincoln Cathedral, April 2013

Joining St Peter’s Choir

Further information for those interested in joining the choir can be found here

Routine & Repertoire

The full choir sings one service each Sunday (either morning or evening, either at St Peter’s or All Saints’). The general monthly routine is as follows:

First Sunday of the month10.45amMatins at St Peter’s
Second Sunday of the month10.45amSung Eucharist (organ and/or soloist) at St Peter’s
6pmEvensong at All Saints’ 
Third Sunday of the month10.45amSung Eucharist at St Peter’s 
Fourth Sunday of the month10.45amSung Eucharist at St Peter’s
6pmCompline at All Saints’ (small choir) 
Fifth Sunday of the month10.45amSung Eucharist (organ and/or soloist) at St Peter’s
6pmEvensong at St Peter’s 

In addition to this general routine, the choir sings at various special services on certain feast days (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, etc.) The choir tackles a broad variety of music from plainsong and renaissance polyphony to Romantic and contemporary works from across the world.  The selection of liturgies described above gives rise to an engaging range of music from the Anglican repertoire (including psalmody).  A typical month – by way of illustration – is shown below, but repertoire for each week is posted on the choir’s Twitter feed.

Matins (first Sunday of the month)Responses  Clucas Te Deum in C  Stanford Ubi caritas  Gjeilo
Evensong (second Sunday of the month)Responses  Shephard Collegium Regale  Howells The Secret of Christ  Shephard
Sung Eucharist (third Sunday of the month)Missa Brevis (K,S,A)  Imogen Holst O sacrum convivium  Tallis
Sung Eucharist (fourth Sunday of the month)Mass for four voices (K,S,A)  Byrd Teach me, O Lord  Byrd

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.  Recent trips have included those to most of the UK’s major cathedrals and abbeys as well as tours to Paris, Cologne and Riga.

St Peter’s Choir in concert in Riga Cathedral, August 2019

Contact Details

Contact Information

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

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

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 & Spencers.

Further Information

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

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Disabled/Pushchair access to St Peter's Church is possible via the North Door, which can be accessed by a path running along the side of the church (off St Peter's Gate, by St Peter's Church Walk).

Charity Number: 1130298

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Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lorraine Smedley
0115 9483658

Southwell and Nottingham Safeguarding Team
01636 817200

Safeguarding Policy Statement - Children

Safeguarding Policy Statement - Adults

Past Case Review 2

Past Case Review 2 - update

Follow Us

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

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

Email

Office opening hours - via email and voicemail only during the Covid-19 crisis:

Tuesday and Thursday
9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am-12.30 pm

All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

All Saints' Church is currently open for Private Prayer on Tuesdays (11am-1pm) and for a Eucharist Service on Sundays (10.30am - 11.30am).


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

St Peter's Church is open for Private Prayer on Thursdays, 10am - 3.30pm.

A Sung Eucharist service will be streamed at 10.45am each week (click here, and available to watch again from the Monday following the service for the rest of the week).

 

Contact Details

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

All correspondence should be sent to the Parish Office (not to All Saints’ or St Peter’s church).

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 & Spencers.

Further Information

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

For information on service times at All Saints' & St Peter's, please visit the Services page.

Charity Number: 1130298

Data Privacy Notice

Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

Parish Safeguarding Officer, Lorraine Smedley
0115 9483658

Southwell and Nottingham Safeguarding Team
01636 817200

Safeguarding Policy Statement - Children

Safeguarding Policy Statement - Adults

Past Case Review 2

Past Case Review 2 - update

Follow Us

Contact Information

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

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

Email

Office opening hours - via email and voicemail only during the Covid-19 crisis:

Tuesday and Thursday
9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday 8.30 am-12.30 pm


All Saints' Church
Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP

All Saints' Church is currently open for Private Prayer on Tuesdays (11am-1pm) and for a Eucharist Service on Sundays (10.30am - 11.30am).


St Peter's Church
St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

St Peter's Church is open for Private Prayer on Thursdays, 10am - 3.30pm.

A Sung Eucharist service will be streamed at 10.45am each week (click here, and available to watch again from the Monday following the service for the rest of the week).

 


Charity Number: 1130298