St. Peters Choral Society

Established 1991

Celebrating 30 Years of Making Music!

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Welcome to the St. Peters Choral Society Website!

          For 30 years, the St. Peters Choral Society has been serving the community through the performance of choral music. From our beginning in 1991, our mission has always been to perform quality choral music from all eras and styles, sacred and secular, historical and modern, solely for the joy of both singer and audience.

          A non-audition choral ensemble, the choir has grown to over 100 members from St. Charles and St. Louis Counties, ranging from teen to senior and bringing a wide variety of musical backgrounds and interests.  Many of our singers have been members since our beginning, and we gladly welcome new members each season.  We typically perform two major concerts per year, plus a few smaller performances within the community.

          Whether you’re looking for information about our rehearsals, upcoming performances, joining the choir, or supporting our efforts with your financial contribution, you will find all this and more on our website.  Thank you for stopping by, and keep singing!

 

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NEWS

We’re Back!  We are thrilled to announce our return to community choir in September of 2021!  An exciting fall season of singing and performing is in the works in preparation for our 2021 Holiday concert on December 5th at 2pm in Fort Zumwalt South High’s auditorium.  Our members are vaccinated, renewed, energized, and all wearing masks during our rehearsals for our concert.  Look back to our website in early November regarding tickets and concert attending requirements.

Retirement.  Our Founding Director, John H. Smith, retired in 2021 after 30 years of dedication, development, leadership, hard work … and a feeling of much joy and accomplishment.  John loves choral music, and generously devoted his time, talents, and experience to create, build, direct, and sustain our community choir from its inception in 1991.  He contributed countless hours and dealt with many challenges to plant the Choral Society’s deep roots in the community and ensure its ongoing growth and success.  Over the years John not only built an outstanding choir, but also brought hundreds of singers and musicians together for memorable performances and lasting friendships.  John is and always will be beloved by our members and honored as our founder, educator, and friend. He continues to provide counsel and support as an advisor to our Board.

Introducing our new Director!  Mr. Jason Martin, Choral Director for the Fort Zumwalt South High School, will lead us into the future as our new Director!  Jason has been part of the chorus for many years, so he is very familiar with our group and is ready to take the helm. Jason brings us terrific musical talent, experienced directorship, and his fun style and personality.  He will continue the tradition of community singing and wonderful musical performances, and also bring a new perspective and energy.  Click on About Us to learn more about Jason.  We are extremely excited about the future of our choir, and serving our community through the joy of singing!

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REHEARSALS

We rehearse in the Fort Zumwalt South High School’s commons area with masks on and spread out to further protect our singers.  Rehearsals for our Spring 2022 season will begin in January, 2022.

JOIN THE CHOIR

Do you love to sing?  No audition…loads of fun!  If you’re interested in singing with us for the Spring 2022 season, please click on the link below.  For continued health and safety, all singers must be vaccinated against COVID. We will work on the honor system – proof of vaccination is not required.  In addition, we require masks to be properly worn during our rehearsals.   Contact/Join Us!

DONATIONS

We are a completely self-funded organization and rely on contributions to sustain our choir and support our community.  BECOME A ‘FRIEND OF THE CHORUS’ by donating today!  Please click on the Donations page for more information.

MUSICAL EDUCATION

Did you know that singing can be good for your health and brain!  Check out the article and then the video!  Benefits of being part of a community choir.  Here is a video from Professor Sarah Wilson on brain benefits of singing.

Questions?  Just contact the President of St. Peters Choral Society