SUMMER MUSIC AT ST. PAUL'S- NOT A QUIZ THIS TIME!
by Doug Starr, Director of Music and Arts
Last summer we shared a single summer liturgy at 9:30 am in the months of July and August. This summer we begin at 9:45 am, June through August. Here is an overview of this summer’s worship music schedule noting some special musical Sundays and finally the flow of our single liturgy.
First, let’s take a look at special musical Sundays:
In general, Sunday summer liturgies are a blend of musical practices and repertoire of 8:45 am and 10:45 program year liturgies.
As you can see, in musical terms, summer worship is a blended liturgy because we are a people of diverse tastes and skills. In order to achieve maximum musical participation, you will be given an optimal opportunity to sing and, in high hopes, you take stronger and spirited singing voices back to the liturgy of your choice in September.
Finally, Join us singing in Summer Choir!
Thursday night choir rehearsals are ending but the inter-generational choir continues to sing on Sundays throughout the summer. It is therefore a great time for families and individuals to join choir. The music is fun and the company is delightful.
In June through August we meet at 9:00 am for a 9:45 am liturgy. Please contact me or any current choir member if you have questions. You will be most welcome!
St. Paul's Artists in Residence NAT 28 present "A Polyphony of Pride": Sun, June 9, 2018, 7:30 PM, Winchester Thurston School
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s Pride Week, NAT 28 presents A Polyphony of Pride, a concert of works by LGBTQ composers. NAT 28 embraces diversity and inclusivity by programming music meant to highlight and celebrate the composers, community, audience, and ensemble members whose voices and backgrounds reflect a rich array of experiences and perspectives. By continually presenting the work of a diverse body of artists, NAT 28 seeks to help the classical music tradition become increasingly vibrant and relevant. The concert is made possible by support from The Opportunity Fund and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.nat28.org
Beer & Hymns I - Friday, June 15, 6:30 Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to sing songs from diverse faith traditions, languages, and cultures, led by a dynamic team of Music That Makes Community presenters and song leaders from the surrounding community. We'll gather at 6:30 p.m. for food and fellowship. A local food truck will be on site for those who would like to purchase dinner; alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and a portion of the sales will be returned to the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. We'll start singing at 7 p.m. and wrap up around 8:30. The event is free and all are welcome! Simply RSVP here to let the hosts know you're coming.
Special Moments and Unique Beauty
by Christin Cooper, Assistant Music Director for Children
I am excited to report that we have some very special musical events planned for the summer. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more!
U2Charist - June 10th 9:45am
A contemporary worship service featuring the traditional Episcopal liturgy accompanied by the music of U2. Featured parishioners include Bob Melvin, Mike Rago, and Paul Golebie, plus some youth special guests!
VBS Music - July 1st 9:45am
We will celebrate the conclusion of VBS by featuring
songs learned throughout the week. This is a great chance for children to experience what it is like to contribute to a worship service through music!
Intergenerational Ukulele Jam - July 22nd
Bring your uke to church and stay after for an intergenerational ukulele jam! All levels welcome!
St. Paul’s at Old St. Luke’s Day - August 12th
Explore the historic building of Old St. Luke’s and listen to the unique beauty of the antique organ as Christin Cooper presents a short organ recital.
Beer and Hymns II - August 15th - Location TBD
Drink beer. Sing hymns. Make new friends and worship together!