2017-2018 Music Series

Our 13th Season Providing the Mansfield and Richland County Communities with Great Music!

“Where words fail, music speaks…”

So said the Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in speaking of the power of music. Robert Schumann, the great German Romantic composer of the early 19th century, said it this way: “To send light into the darkness of human hearts – such is the duty of the musician and the artist.”

The power of music to express our deepest, most inexpressible longings and our most profound emotions is but one reason the St. Peter’s Music Series works so hard to preserve and present great music in the Mansfield and Richland County communities.  We also strive to educate and equip our children to carry on with the gift of music through educational outreach by artists who perform in our concerts.

The St. Peter’s Music Series is committed to the growth and development of our community through collaboration in the creative and performing arts with other organizations and groups in our area and beyond.  From area church and school choirs, to Mid-Ohio Opera, to the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, our Music Series has long sought to build a solid collaborative foundation for Music and the Arts here.

Won’t you consider supporting our efforts? We cannot succeed without the generous help of people like you. Your attendance and financial support make all the difference. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the St. Peter’s Music Series. Together we can make certain the music speaks for everyone in our community!

The St. Peter's Music Series is presented by:

The BlueWater Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, October 29, 3 p.m.

The BlueWater Chamber Orchestra from Cleveland, Ohio, kicks off our season with an All-Beethoven Program including the famed Egmont Overture, the Romance in F Major for Violin, and the renowned 7th Symphony with the profoundly touching Second Movement—Allegretto. The orchestra will perform under the baton of former Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Thomas Hong. Performance date is Sunday, October 29, at 3:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 per person. No one will be turned away because of inability to donate.

Apollo's Fire - Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain

Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m.

Apollo’s Fire returns to St. Peter’s on Wednesday evening, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. with the premiere performance of their new program, Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration under the direction of Jeanette Sorrell, and featuring soprano Amanda Powell and tenor Ross Hauck, the Apollo’s Singers will be accompanied by strings, lute, banjo and hammered dulcimer in this tribute to the roots of Appalachian music for the holidays. Suggested donation is $10 per person. No one will be turned away because of an inability to donate.

St. Peter's Choir - Advent Festival of Lessons and Carrols

Saturday, December 17, 3 p.m.

The St. Peter’s Choir is well known for our Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.  This semi-annual holiday favorite will again be performed on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 p.m.  It’s a very prayerful and inspiring way to prepare for the holiday season.  Take some time away from the hustle and bustle to spend some time feeding your spirit! Suggested donation is $10 per person. No one will be turned away because of an inability to donate.

Catholic Schools Week Concert

Sunday, January 27, 2018, 3 p.m.

Our annual Catholic Schools Week Concert has become a favorite program at St. Peter’s.  Featuring the individual talents of so many of our students, faculty, and staff, this concert is a wonderful way to spend a mid-winter’s afternoon.    Be sure to join us on Sunday, January 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., in the Robert Frye Auditorium of St. Peter’s High School for this delightful recital by many of St. Peter’s talented students. Suggested donation is $5 per person. No one will be turned away because of an inability to donate.

Andrew Sords, Violinist

Sunday, March 18, 3 p.m.

Virtuoso Violinist Andrew Sords returns to Mansfield on March 18 at 3:00 p.m. in an exciting performance of works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff and others, accompanied by piano and cello. As former concertmaster of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Sords developed a deep affection for our community. Suggested donation is $10 per person. No one will be turned away because of inability to donate.

Cinderella

April 13-15 & April 20-22

Broadway comes back to St. Peter’s in April 2018 as we collaborate with St. Peter’s School Department of Theater and Performing Arts in their production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein favorite  Cinderella. This classic of the stage is not to be missed!  Ticketing information will be available in late winter 2018. Featuring the talents of St. Peter’s students and parishioners, Cinderella will be performed April 13-15 and April 20-22.  Mark your calendars now!

Monteverdi's Vespers

Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m.

The popular St. Peter’s Music Series 2017/2018 Season will come to a close as we present excerpts from the inspiring 1610 Vespers of Claudio Monteverdi at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Featuring brilliant soloists and the St. Peter’s Choir, together with singers from other area choirs and choruses, this program will afford you the opportunity to hear two classics of the choral repertoire in the incredible acoustics of St. Peter’s Church. Suggested donation is $10 per person. No one will be turned away because of inability to donate.