St. Peter's Music Ministries
Music is integral to the parish life and outreach ministry of St. Peter’s Church. Our many volunteer musicians serve to make possible our worship, education, growth, and programs for the broader community.
The Chancel Choir is the cornerstone of our music ministry and is deeply committed to the worship of God and the work of St. Peter’s Church. The choirs sing every Sunday for the 10 am service year-round, including the summer months as well as for services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Day, Christmas Eve and the Lessons and Carols service. The Chancel Choir also sings for most memorial services for our parishioners and often represents St. Peter’s Church in community events such as the National Day of Prayer service.
The St. Peter's Band
During communion on a Sunday morning you may often hear The Band, our group of instrumentalists, leading contemporary music from our “Songs of Praise” supplemental songbook. You may be inspired by soloists or small ensembles singing sacred music or by our SPY youth who from time to time sing during communion.
The St. Peter’s Music Academy is a program of musical training for children ages 6 and older. See the Music Academy page for more information.
The Music Academy asks you to please consider telling someone you know (a neighbor, a housekeeper) who has children (ages 7-12 years) about the program. Music makes a profound, lasting impact on a young life.
Do you know that your church subsidizes the expense of music education for lower-income families? Do you know that emigrant children are excelling in music as well as academics at Hesse School, thanks in part to the Music Academy? How did they find out about the Music Academy? A parishioner told her housekeeper about us and the word began to spread.
Do you know that many successful people credit their participation in music as making the difference in their lives? Some who may surprise you include Mark Twain, Harry Truman, Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong. There are few places in the world where a child can get the level of music training we offer for the cost (thanks to you), and the program is year-round. It’s not just a week-long camp; it’s not a one-time presentation with no follow up.
But the Music Academy is still Skidaway Island’s best-kept secret. It may sound idealistic to you, but you may have the ticket to a child’s success in life. Does your neighbor have children? Or do you know anyone in a service industry (lawn maintenance, house cleaning, anything?) who has children? If so, please tell them about our Music Academy.
With your help, St. Peter’s Church can continue to make a difference.
St. Peter's Music Academy Students
Each year, children are invited to take part in the Christmas Pageant. The final rehearsal is the Saturday morning before the Sunday afternoon pageant, which is usually the Sunday closest to Christmas Eve.
The music ministry also administers the Community Concerts, a concert series which offers a diverse range of performances and musical experiences. The concerts are usually on a Sunday afternoon between October and March and are underwritten by donations.
Members: Marilyn Sobke (Chair), Janet Creasman, Libbie Cluett, Doug Eberle, George Hubbs, Jill Petersen, John Sobke, Marilyn Sobke, Betty Stout and Carol Wheaton.