The music ministry of St Peter's invigorates our worship and
enhances the greater Mount Maunganui and Tauranga
The Chancel Choir of St Peter's inspires
worshippers and visitors as it continues the great choral tradition
of the worldwide Anglican Church. An active and affiliated
choir of the Royal School of Church Music, the Chancel Choir sings
a wide range of choral music from the Renaissance motets of
Palestrina, Gibbons, and Byrd, to modern anthems by Rutter,
Shepherd, and Archer.
The Chancel Choir is comprised of trained singers
and musicians and regularly sings services of Choral Eucharist,
Choral Evensong, and at all major Festivals. The choir
strives for high standards with consistent discipline and
commitment. If you're an excellent singer who loves choral music,
you're welcome to audition for the Chancel Choir.
The Johannus organ of St Peter's, commissioned in
2010, is unique to New Zealand, designed to function as a church
and concert instrument. The organ boasts 30 speaking stops.
Its voicing is based on the great cathedral organs of England
St Peter's hosts an annual chamber music
concert series for the wider community. Read about the 2014
St Peter's is also home to the Scholars Pro Musica, a chamber
choir-in-residence which annually sings three concerts of larger
works as well as the popular Advent Procession and Festival of Nine
Lessons and Carols around Christmas.
The music ministry of St Peter's is administered
by The principle organist and choirmaster, Chalium Poppy. Chalium
is an accomplished musician, singer, conductor, musical commentator
and lecturer. Chalium has served the church much of his life,
first as a chorister and then as a director of music.
Chalium says, "My philosophy is that good liturgy,
good preaching, and good music in proper balance promote meaningful
and respectful worship."
The Chancel Choir sings at 8am every Sunday except
the 5th Sunday at St Peter's. They rehearse at 10am Sunday
For more information, or to arrange an audition,
contact Chalium Poppy: email@example.com