The Music Program at St. Luke’s
Music plays a crucial role in worship at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, inspiring us to enter into God’s presence and serving as a conduit for God’s word. It influences each worshiper's state of mind, promoting joy, gratefulness, self-reflection, reverence, and contemplation; and it forms us into one unified body, a community that seeks God and serves God together.
St. Luke’s is blessed to have a thriving music ministry that includes a choir for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices, children’s choir, and hand-bell choir; weekly worship services in which the beautiful sounds of our pipe organ and grand piano can be heard emanating throughout the church; a concert series featuring many of the area’s most talented musicians; and a host of professional and talented amateur musicians who regularly play on Sundays and feast days.
The music program at St. Luke’s is led by organist, pianist, and choirmaster Kate Weber-Petrova. Kate has been a professional church musician for over ten years and has performed as a recitalist and collaborative musician throughout the Baltimore/DC and Milwaukee areas. An accomplished pianist, organist, choirmaster, and soprano, Kate believes that the variety she offers as a musician brings a richness and diversity to worship that mirrors the manner in which most people listen to and connect with music today. Kate has devoted the past few years to continuing education as an organist. Before that, she earned a bachelor of music at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where she double-majored in classical piano and voice. She holds a master of arts from the University of Maryland, where she spent seven years teaching musicology courses. She is thrilled to be the newest staff member at St. Luke’s and hopes to inspire others to be part of its music ministry.