‘To sing is to pray twice, the words of our hymns are prayers and when we sing them we add to them a further dimension of honour and praise’
Singing in a choir sits head and shoulders above other forms of singing. Coming together and raising our voices gives us a sense of belonging and connection, friendship and love; We have to listen to each other, blending minds, hearts and voices.
Being a member of a church choir is unique in strengthening communication and respect across the generational divide. Ages 8-80+ are not unheard of in a church choir, including the choir of St Peter’s!
Singing and prior musical training is not a barrier to joining us. We welcome singers of all ages and abilities.
Shelley has been our choir director for the past several years. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she has the rare talent of bringing out the best in the members of her choir. She is an excellent teacher, with boundless patience and the ability to instil confidence in her pupils. We are very lucky to have her!
Shelley is a true professional who is always enthusiastic in sharing her skills with others.
Having watched her in action at a concert I was inspired to return to choral singing after a gap of several years. She has been extremely supportive and encouraging.
Throughout the recent pandemic Shelley has continued to motivate and inspire us so that we will be ready again to share our gift and joy of singing!
Singing with Shelley has been great fun! We have been introduced to a variety of beautiful pieces of music which have helped us to improve our sight reading and learn new techniques as well as really enjoy singing as a group. Shelley is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we are very lucky to be able to make music with her.
Shelley — an extraordinary teacher and true educator who conjures unknown talent in every pupil, young and old.
Shelley is immensely gifted, not only vocally— music runs in her veins and DNA — but in understanding the needs of her most diffident pupils and patiently nurturing their faltering efforts to embrace the joy that is singing.