Geneva’s St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy Teen Choir will present a pre-tour concert before they embark on their tour to the United Kingdom during President’s Week break. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 10, 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at St. Peter’s Church located at 149 Genesee Street in Geneva.
Listen to the energetic and youthful sounds that this 22-person choir will present in renowned churches and cathedrals in England and Scotland. They will present various sacred and secular works, including spirituals, Broadway show tunes, and works by composers such as John Rutter, Elaine Hagenberg, Alan Menken, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The choir will be directed by Wendra Trowbridge and accompanied by Dr. MaryAnn Hamilton and Jered Slusser on percussion.
This year’s tour will be the 7th tour the choir program has done in the UK, the first being in 1999. It will be a special one as it will be the last where Father Jim and Sue Adams will travel as they will be retiring in June of this year. Forty-three years ago, when Father Jim Adams arrived in Geneva at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, he dreamed of starting The St. Peter’s Choir Program. He dreamed that St. Peter’s Church would have a robust choir program, with a teen choir trained to a high enough level, letting them travel and sing in some of the most beautiful cathedrals in England. With much hard work and support, Jim and Sue Adams made this dream a reality several times. In the case of each tour, the upcoming one included, it has been the first time that many choir teens and chaperones have traveled “across the pond.” The experience has been life-changing for individuals, and many alumni of the program report it as a pivotal experience in their junior and senior high school years.
St. Peter’s Community Senior (Teen) Choir is excited to share its program with the greater Geneva community before they go. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is a non-profit organization serving the greater Geneva area with enrichment programs, lessons, and instruction in music and dance for all ages and abilities since 2005. Through the dedication of its administrators, instructors, and support board, the Arts Academy fulfills its mission, Arts for All, serving over 250 students weekly.