About the St Peter's Eastern Hill choir
The choir of St Peter's Eastern Hill is one of the oldest continuing Anglican church choirs in Melbourne, with records tracing a strong choral tradition right back to the 1850s.
Aside from performing our annual concert series, including our annual performance of Handel's Messiah, we also lead the sacred music for our Sunday Masses as well as weekday feasts.
Our culture is collegiate, supportive and inclusive and committed to the highest standards of music and liturgy.
Our range of music
The St Peter’s choir is renowned for its Renaissance polyphony and Baroque music, but we also sing music from the Classical and Romantic periods as well as music by modern composers like Lauridsen and Tavener.
We're committed to keeping chant and plainsong as a major part of our services; as well as representing an ancient and reverent voice from the earliest days of the Church, we also value chant and plainsong because of its beauty and expressive spirituality.
Scholarships for singers
The choir supports up to eight choir scholarships, but we are always trying to expand this programme. If you are interested in a choir scholarship, contact the Director of Music Andrew Raiskums.
If you're interested in supporting our choir scholarship programme see our pages on supporting the choir.
Joining the St Peter's Choir
If you are interested in joining the St Peter's Choir please contact our music director Andrew Raiskums.
The choir is made up of both volunteers and choir scholars, professional musicians and people who sing because they love it. Our singers possess differing levels of technical expertise but confident sight reading is a great advantage.