Music at Grace and St. Peter's
From the first Sunday in October through the Feast of Corpus Christi, Solemn High Mass is celebrated on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. The parish choir, a professional mixed-voice ensemble, sings a setting of the ordinary, plainsong propers, and anthems or motets at the offertory and during communion. Repertoire ranges from the fourteenth to twenty-first centuries.
Solemn Evensong and Benediction are offered occasionally, often preceded by a short recital on the 1922 Austin organ of 3 manuals and over 60 ranks.
Our Organist and Choirmaster: Mr. David Lawrie
David Lawrie is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with organist John Weaver. He holds a Performer’s Certificate and MM from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, where he was a student of David Higgs and studied improvisation with Richard Erickson and Gerre Hancock. He was awarded First Prize in 1995 at the Arthur Poister Competition in Organ Playing, and has appeared in concert as a solo recitalist in several prominent venues throughout the United States, including Washington National Cathedral and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
As Choirmaster, Mr. Lawrie is responsible for developing and nurturing a first-class professional choral ensemble at Grace and Saint Peter’s Church, where, through the duration of the choral season, the choir sings a setting of the Mass Ordinary, plainsong propers, and motets each Sunday at High Mass. He is heard at the organ each week at Mass.
Austin Organ Company - Opus 1074, 1922
Additions by Austin, Crossan-Savage, and Lewis & Hitchcock
Stephen P. Bartley, Curator of the Organ
GREAT (enclosed with Choir)
GRAND CHORUS (Available on Great or Choir)(Unenclosed)
8 Open Diapason
CHOIR (Enclosed with Great)
8 Geigen Principal
16 Lieblich Gedeckt
PEDAL (Partially enclosed)