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.

The Organ

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)

16 Quintaton
8 Open Diapason
8 Diapason Velour
8 Doppelflote
8 Gamba
8 Gamba Celeste
8 Gemshorn
8 Bourdon
8 Cello
4 Principal
4 Flute Harmonique
4 Koppel Flute
4 Octave
3 1/5 Tierce
2 2/3 Twelfth
2 Fifteenth
1 3/5 Tierce
Mixture III

GRAND CHORUS (Available on Great or Choir)(Unenclosed)

8 Open Diapason
8 Harmonic Flute
4 Octave
Mixture IV
8 Tromba

CHOIR (Enclosed with Great)

8 Geigen Principal
8 Nason Flute
8 Melodia
8 Dolce Celeste
4 Flute d’amour
2 2/3 Nasard
2 Blockflote
1 3/5 Tierce
8 Trumpet
8 Clarinet
8 Cor Anglais

SWELL (Enclosed)

16 Lieblich Gedeckt
8 Open Diapason
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Viola
8 Celeste
8 Salicional
8 Voix Celeste
8 Spitzflote
4 Octave
4 Flauto Traverso
2 Flageolet
Cornet II
Mixture III
16 Contra Fagotto
8 Trompette
8 Oboe
8 Vox Humana
4 Clarion
8 Trompette En Chamade

PEDAL (Partially enclosed)

32 Resultant
16 Open Wood Diapason
16 Violone
16 Bourdon
16 Quintaton(Gt.)
16 Lieblich Gedackt(Sw.)
8 Principal
8 Cello
8 Flute
4 Fifteenth
Harmonics IV
16 Trombone
16 Contra Fagotto(Sw.)
8 Trumpet