St Peter's Choir

Support the St Peter's Eastern Hill choir

You can support the choir of St Peter's by making one-off or regular contributions to the St Peter's Eastern Hill Choir and Music foundation, becoming a friend of the St Peter's choir or simply supporting our appeals when they happen.

All donations of the choir over $2.00 are tax-deductible, provided they are paid to the St Peter's Eastern Hill Choir and Music foundation through the Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation.

All money donated to the foundation goes directly to supporting the music programme, including the choir scholarships, at St Peter's Eastern Hill.

The choir foundation

The St Peter's Eastern Hill Choir and Music foundation allows our supporters to make tax-deductible donations for the ongoing promotion and development of music at St Peter's.

How to dOnate

You can donate to the foundation in one of three ways:

Donate online

1. Go to the online donations page, via the Anglican Cultural Organisation web page.

2. Enter your title, name and other details as required. Then select Next.

3. Enter the amount you wish to donate. from the "To" field choose the Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation. From the "Program" field choose "St Peter's Eastern Hill -- Choir and music". Fill out your credit card details and then select Next.

4. Select Next. The Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation will issue you with an email receipt to claim your tax deduction.

Submit the donation form

Download the donation form [PDF 770KB] fill it out, and return it to:

The Secretary, The Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation Inc., The Anglican Centre, 209 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

Call the Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation

You can call the Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation directly to make your donation over the phone. Call +61 3 9653 4286

Become a friend of the St Peter's Choir

One way to support St Peter's Choir is to become a Friend of the Choir. The Friends form a large and diverse group of people who give financial and practical support to the Choir.

Benefits for Friends include:

  • regular updates with full details of forthcoming choir activities and articles of interest about the choir and its members

  • concessions to, and preferential seating at, choir concerts

  • a special Annual Friends' Luncheon where Friends can informally meet the Choir, its Director and Patron

  • discounts when engaging the choir for a function (such as a wedding)

Annual membership rates (July to the July following) are $30 (individual), $55 (family) and $20 concession.

To become a friend of the St Peter's Choir, please email us.

We thank you in advance for your support. 

Leave the legacy of music

Remember the choir in your will

Leave the gift of music for generations to come by remembering the choir of St Peter's Eastern Hill in your will. 

For more information about how you can support the choir in this way please contact the director of music, Andrew Raiskums or 0439 556 627. 

 

Supporting St Peter's Eastern Hill Choir Scholarships

The St Peter’s Eastern Hill choir plays an essential role in maintaining the high standards of sacred choral music that our community and liturgy deserves.

But we need your help.
 
To grow our parish choir and continue our high musical standards, we need to recruit more singers. The current choral scholarship programme at St Peter’s includes a small stipend for singers as well as comprehensive mentoring and collegiate support. In exchange, our choir scholars commit to sing at services and our much-loved annual performances, such as Tenebrae and Messiah.
 
However, we are always in need of funds to maintain the choral scholarship program and sponsor more musical scholarships.

Thank you for your help. Every little bit helps.

Andrew Raiskums, director of music.

How to sponsor a scholarship

Our choir scholars are paid $75.00 a service, which help St Peter’s remain competitive in the Diocese. An annual scholarship, which covers most Sundays and Feast Days during the week, is approximately $4,000, all of which is tax-deductible if made through the Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation.

For more information, please contact the Director of Music Andrew Raiskums.