St Peter’s Singers is a mixed chamber choir of about 25 voices based in Peterborough. The choir was formed in the early 1970s by a group of Lay Clerks from the Cathedral Choir, who wished to sing music other than the day-to-day cathedral repertoire. Although membership is now open to all, a close relationship with the Cathedral has always been maintained and is highly valued.
The choir performs concerts in and around Peterborough, and occasionally joins with other choirs and orchestras for joint concerts. We present concerts of sacred and secular works, both accompanied and unaccompanied. Our wide-ranging repertoire spans eight centuries, from the 15th century to the present day, with a particular emphasis on British composers.
St Peter’s Singers at Grimsthorpe Castle, June 2014
Our secular repertoire includes extended works such as Finzi Seven Partsongs, Rutter Birthday Madrigals, Stanford The Blue Bird, Britten Choral Dances from “Gloriana” and Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans. Summer concerts often feature madrigals, part-songs and arrangements of modern light music.
Regular annual events include a Service of Lessons and Carols at St Mary & All Saints, Fotheringhay, in December for the Richard III Society, and a summer concert at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire. We regularly sing Choral Evensong at Peterborough Cathedral and other neighbouring Cathedrals.
The Choir also regularly sings for weddings and other functions around the Peterborough area. For more information please visit our website http://stpeterssingers.org.uk