Music at St Peter's

 Rehearsal for a choral service

Rehearsal for a choral service

St Peter’s has exceptional acoustics and is a perfect venue in which to enjoy music. We foster a vibrant and active music programme that combines regular choral evensongs, special choral services at Christmas and Easter, and a programme of concerts. Music at choral services is provided by the St Peter's singers, directed by Will Fraser. If you are interested in joining the choir, please e-mail Will at music@stpetersvauxhall.com.

 An entertainment in Vauxhall Gardens, about 1779.

An entertainment in Vauxhall Gardens, about 1779.

St Peter’s has one of the most extraordinary musical heritages of any church in London. The church was built on the site of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, with the altar positioned directly above the fireworks tower! Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries the gardens had served as one of London’s main musical venues – Handel, J.C. Bach and Mozart all performed here. We hope to explore and celebrate this exceptional legacy while developing and perpetuating our own musical tradition.

 The organ at St Peter's

The organ at St Peter's

We possess a fine and unaltered T.C. Lewis organ which has been at the centre of our musical life since 1870. We are currently raising money to restore this instrument to give it another century or so of life.