On 1st July 2007 the parishes of St Mary the Virgin and St Peter & All Saints were united, bringing together three distinctive church communities in the centre of Nottingham. The new website of the united parish at nottinghamchurches.org is developing rapidly but there is still a lot of material on this site that has not yet been incorporated in the new, and it remains here as an archive.

Music list at St Peter's

The music list is now available on the new website.

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Concert list


Choir notice board

The choir (coming soon to a chancel near you)
St Peter's Choir tour of Ireland - August 2006
Music and faith - a reflection by Peter Siepmann
Kendrick Partington - an appreciation
Philip Collin - introducing our new Director of Music
Vaughan Williams and Christmas music
Keith Charter remembers 50 years not out
Andrew Teague - Organist and Choirmaster 1995-2003
A concert by St Peter's Church Choir - in 1935

Organs and organists

The organists of St Peter's Church - from 1818 onwards
The organ of St Peter's Church - a little about our "chest of whistles"
The interior of the organ of St Peter's - lots of pipes
The organ of All Saints' Church


Ave verum corpus - should the choir sing in Latin?
Panis angelicus - true and living bread?

Herbert Howells

The Pillar of Fire - an introduction to Howells' music
Poems inspired by Howells by David Page

Other articles

Cambrai 2004 - the choir's tour of northern France and Belgium
Advent and Christmas Music 2004
Bethlehem Down - a carol by Peter Warlock
My favourite church music - Peter Moule, organist at All Saints'
Coffee Break Concerts - biennial refreshment
Nigel Bateman - remembering a long-serving tenor
Chichester 2000 - our successful week as choir in residence
Life in the choir in 1901 - trips to Skegness
Choir ribbons - an explanation
General Confession - good for the soul
The Choir Observed - a short poem by Howard Atkinson
Old Choristers - where are they now?
Harold Bebbington remembered - life in the choir in the 1950s
Advent and Christmas Carol Services


Previous articles


The Royal School of Church Music - the website of the Southwell and Nottinghamshire Area

Hear the choir sing

We encourage the use of OGG VORBIS: a completely open and patent-free audio format which gives better quality than MP3. You can listen to OGG files with RealPlayer, WinAmp, Sonique or Zinf (FreeAmp) under Windows, and most players under Linux. Our recordings are provided in both OGG and MP3 formats.

Choral Mass & Evensong at Cambrai - 8th August 2004
Panis angelicus - César Franck (1) OGG | MP3
Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten OGG | MP3
I saw the Lord - John Stainer (2) OGG | MP3

Recorded at Cambrai cathedral, directed by Philip Collin
Peter Siepmann orgue de choeur (1)
Michael Leuty orgue de choeur, Dominique Artielle grand orgue (2)
We are most grateful to M. Artielle the organiste titulaire and to all the other staff at Cambrai cathedral, who made us so welcome during our visit.

Concert at Laon cathedral - 12th August 2004
Let all mortal flesh keep silence - Edward Bairstow OGG | MP3
Beati quorum via - Charles Villiers Stanford OGG | MP3

Recorded at Laon cathedral, directed by Philip Collin

Choral Eucharist & Evensong at Southwell - 21st & 22nd February 2004
Kyrie in F - Darke OGG | MP3
Sanctus / Benedictus in F - Darke OGG | MP3
Agnus Dei in F - Darke OGG | MP3
Gloria in F - Darke OGG | MP3
Ave verum - Byrd OGG | MP3
Hear my prayer O Lord - Purcell OGG | MP3
Magnificat in G minor - Purcell OGG | MP3
Nunc Dimittis, Gloucester Service - Howells OGG | MP3
My soul, there is a country - Parry OGG | MP3

Recorded at Southwell Minster, directed by Philip Collin,
organ Peter Siepmann (Purcell) & Michael Leuty (Darke, Howells).

Choral Evensong - 29th October 2002
The Lord is my Shepherd - Stanford OGG (6.8Mb)

Recorded at Southwell Minster, directed by Andrew Teague.

Patronal Festival - 1st July 2001
Peter - Kendrick Partington
words from the poem by Richard Evans
MP3 (2.8Mb)

Recorded at St Peter's Church, Nottingham, and directed by the composer.

Choral Evensong - 10th June 2001
Magnificat - Noble in B minor MP3 (3.0Mb)
Nunc Dimittis - Noble in B minor MP3 (2.0Mb)

Recorded at St Peter's Church, Nottingham, directed by Andrew Teague.

Chichester week: 28th August - 3rd September 2000
The Spirit of the Lord - Elgar OGG | MP3
Magnificat - Gibbons Short Service OGG | MP3
Nunc Dimittis - Gibbons Short Service OGG | MP3
Tu es Petrus - Palestrina OGG | MP3
They that go down to the sea in ships - Sumsion OGG | MP3
Jubilate Deo - Malcolm Archer OGG | MP3
O clap your hands - Vaughan Williams OGG | MP3
Gloria (Collegium Regale) - Howells OGG | MP3
Sanctus (Collegium Regale) - Howells OGG | MP3
Agnus Dei (Collegium Regale) - Howells OGG | MP3

Directed by Andrew Teague, organ Michael Leuty.

Hear the organ

Chorale Prelude on "St Peter" - Harold Darke MP3 (1.8Mb)
Scherzo (Sonata no. 5) - Alexandre Guilmant MP3 (5.1Mb)

Played by Kendrick Partington Organist Emeritus
during a recital given at St Peter's on 30th June 2001.

These MP3 files are encoded at 96Kbps: 13.5kHz stereo.

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Anglican Church Music website awardI was well chuffed when this site was awarded the Anglican Church Music Website Award for October 1998, having (apparently) demonstrated "good, clear website design and interesting and informative content".

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