William F. Rainey, Jr. is currently Music Director/Organist and oversees the choral, instrumental, and handbell programs at St. Peter’s. The adult choir rehearses on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:15am and sings at the 11:30am Sunday Mass.

Mr. Rainey has studied at Converse College, the N.C. School of the Arts, the University of Michigan, St. Olaf College, and the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria. His teachers include John Mueller, Anton Heiller, Paul Manz, and Robert Shaw.

For information about the choir, cantoring, playing an instrument or the handbell program, please call 704-332-2901 ext. 223.


The St. Peter’s Children’s Choir shared the anthem “The Beginning of Love” with the congregation on Sunday, October 18th.  The text “Let us always greet each other with a smile,” conveyed how sharing the gift of kindness is the beginning of God’s Love. The choir will sing again at the Family Christmas Eve Mass. For more information, contact Alicia Long at

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

St. Peter’s invites children to join the Children’s Choir Ministry.

WHAT: Children will experience vocally appropriate sacred music, proper singing techniques, and have the opportunity to be part of the Liturgy approximately four times throughout the year.

WHY: To enhance the worship experience for children through the joy of music.

WHO: Children with a desire to sing! (The minimum age is four years old.) No prior music experience is required to join.

WHEN: Sundays, 10:00-10:30 a.m. in the Ignatius Center

HOW: To register, simply send an email to Alicia Mills Long at with the child’s name, age, and contact information for parents.