From traditional choir to contemporary ensemble, from handbells to our youth praise band, from listening and enjoying performances -- music is central to life at St. Paul's! See below for ways to get involved, and check out our Concert Series for this season's schedule of musical performances.
Get to know our Director of Music and Arts, Douglas Starr, and our Music Assistant, Christin Cooper, on our Clergy and Staff page.
The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Doug Starr, sings at the 10:45 service and specializes in singing the great hymns and historic music of the Church. Supported by our magnificent pipe organ and other instrumentalists, this choir of high school age and adult singers offers wonderful choral anthems, 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 so please join us.
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Our Contemporary Music Ensemble (a.k.a., Jam Session), under the direction of Doug Starr, plays at the 8:45 services and provides more contemporary music enjoyed by people of all ages. The ensemble includes piano, guitar, bass and sometimes other instruments. Jam Session rehearses periodically on Saturday mornings in the church from 9:30 until 10:45 AM.
Under the direction of music assistant Christin Cooper, Good Shepherd Choir (PreK-3rd) and Canterbury Choir (4th - 8th) offer children a glorious singing experience! These choirs sing periodically at both the 8:45 and 10:45 services as well as at the Christmas Pageant and at certain services during Holy Week. Our Children's Choirs rehearse on Sundays during the program year from 10:45 until 11:15 AM.
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.
Under the direction of music assistant Christin Cooper, this group rehearses Sundays from 12-1 pm and is open to teens and adults. Handbells play periodically at both the 8:45 and 10:45 services as well as at certain services during Holy Week. No experience is required, and new members are welcome at any time!