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 Douglas Starr, D.M.A., 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!
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Our Contemporary Music Ensemble, under the direction of Bob Melvin plays at the 8:45 Sunday services and provides contemporary music enjoyed by people of all ages. The ensemble includes piano, guitar, bass and other instruments. They rehearse periodically on Saturday mornings and Sundays before church.
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.
The purpose of the Sam and Diana Harbison Choral Scholars is to identify talented college aged singers and award them a stipend for singing with us while St. Paul's provides them with a special experience in sacred music singing. If you are interested in this program, please email Doug Starr, Director of Music and Art.
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In building relationships with the Pittsburgh arts community, St. Paul's periodically provides rehearsal and performance space to musical ensembles. Currently, the new music ensemble, NAT 28, is in residence and some of its players make us their church home. Visit the link below to find out more about St. Paul's Artists in Residence, NAT 28.
Youth Praise Band
Youth Praise Band consists of middle school and high school age youth. Musical styles are a bit more modern and the ensemble includes piano, vocals, guitars, bass, wind instruments, and percussion. Youth Praise Band leads worship during the Christmas Pageant, Calvary Camp Sunday, and select services throughout the program year. Rehearsals are called on an as-needed basis.