From participating in traditional choir and contemporary ensemble, to listening to and enjoying performances -- music is central to life at St. Paul's.
The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Jonathan Wooding, sings at the 10:45 liturgy and specializes in singing the great hymns and historic music of the Church. Supported by our magnificent Schantz pipe organ, 1998, and other instruments, this choir of college-age and adult singers offers wonderful choral anthems, solos, and descants, and leads our singing of Psalms and chant. We rehearse Thursdays during the program year from 7:30 until 8:45 PM and again on Sunday morning at 9:45 AM. Music reading ability and choral singing experience are a plus but not a requirement. Chancel Choir is a great source of fellowship, musicianship, and spirituality -- please join us! Contact Jonathan Wooding at [email protected] for more infomation.
Our worship band leads us at the 8:45am service, and at other combined worship services throughout the year. The ensemble includes piano, guitar, bass and other instruments. Both teens and adults participate in this musical ensemble. They rehearse Sundays before church. Contact Bob at [email protected] if you’re interested in joining the fun!
Do you love the beauty of a bell choir? Would you like to be part of a bell choir at St. Paul’s?
Being a ringer in a bell choir does NOT require a musical background. We will teach you what you need to know! The only qualifications you need are:
- Interest in being part of a bell choir
- Availability to rehearse once a week in the weeks leading up to performances
- Willingness to learn basic musical notation
- Desire to make friends and build community around music
Children regularly learn music, including playing instruments like the Ukulele, percussion, and chimes in Children’s Chapel during the 8:45AM service. For more information about Children’s Chapel and its musical components, please contact the Rev. Laura Di Panfilo at [email protected].
Concerts and recitals are a vital part of our music ministry. These include organ recitals, choral concerts, small ensemble, and solo artists. The St. Paul's Concert Series committee offers these concerts as an artistic outreach to the community. Most concerts and recitals are ticketed events or an asking for donations at the door.