In September the music ministry begins its rehearsal schedule and all are invited to join us. Our Music Ministers are a group of welcoming singers and instrumentalists at all levels of ability. The common denominator is our desire to make St. Paul’s worship truly joyful. Be a part of this dynamic community of musicians and join one of these ensembles, calling me with any questions at ext. 16,
Our Contemporary Music Ensemble (a.k.a., Jam Session) provides more contemporary music enjoyed by people of all ages. The ensemble includes piano, guitars, bass, wind and stringed instruments, & percussion, and occasionally, brass. Jam Session rehearses periodically on Saturday mornings in the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 a.m. We particularly need percussionists, guitarists and vocalists.
Our Praise Band, under the direction of Bryan Sable consists of middle school and high school age youth. Musical styles are a bit more modern and the ensemble includes piano, guitars, bass, & percussion. Praise Band plays at the 8:45 am liturgy once a month and rehearses every Wednesday in the church from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Rehearsals begin Wednesday September 7/
This is a traditional service of Holy Eucharist, Rite II, featuring the great hymns and historic music of the Church sung by the Chancel Choir, soloists, and supported by our magnificent pipe organ and other instrumentalists. Our Chancel Choir of high school age and adult singers offer wonderful choral anthems, descants, and leads our singing of Psalms and Chant. We rehearse each Thursday night at 7:30 pm until @ 8:45 p.m. and again on Sunday morning at 9:45 am in preparation for the 10:45 liturgy. We are in particular need of tenors and altos.
This Youth Choir of school age children offers boys and girls a glorious singing experience under the direction of Music Assistant, Bryan Sable. The Sunday morning rehearsal time is convenient for all children and parents. They rehearse just after Sunday school in the choir room from 10:45 am until 11:15 am and sing periodically at either Sunday morning liturgy. This choir is a wonderful way to integrate the children of newcomers into parish life.
The intergenerational Handbell Choir is another opportunity to participate in our Music Ministry. They rehearse each Thursday evening from 6:15 pm until 7:15 pm. Handbells perform on various occasions throughout the year and especially at Christmas and Easter. Additional players are welcomed.
Please contact me or Bryan Sable with any questions about Music at St. Paul’s