Music & the Arts
Music and the arts are integral to the worship and community life of St. Paul’s on the Green. Whether it is the quietest chant or most triumphant anthem, music reaches deep into our soul and moves us. Music, and all the arts, offer up a mirror to ourselves, and an invaluable reflection of our spiritual journey.
Over 70 people ages 7 to 80 sing in the choirs of St. Paul’s. Adult volunteers, professional singers, and the St. Paul’s Choristers come together to lead the hymns and anthems at the 11am Solemn Eucharist each Sunday, while a quartet of professional singers leads at 9am. The choirs also participate in concerts, special services such as Evensong, and other events throughout the year, which you can read more about here. The Compline Choir (separate men’s and women’s choirs) sings chant and polyphony every Sunday night for the 9 PM service of Compline.
St. Paul’s believes deeply in the power of congregational singing, and so our choir’s primary responsibility is to lead and inspire congregational song. Though we use the Hymnal 1982 as our primary musical resource, we frequently draw from other sources as well.
Our 1928 E.M. Skinner organ was installed and enlarged in 1992, and was restored and enlarged in 2007 by the Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas. Read more, and see the organ’s specifications, at this link.
Seabury Academy programs
Seabury Academy of Music and the Arts, Inc. is a registered 501(c) nonprofit in residence at St. Paul’s on the Green. Seabury and St. Paul’s work in tandem to promote and provide accessible music and art for all people in Fairfield County.
Seabury Academy sponsors…
- the St. Paul’s Chorister Program,
- the Mid-Day Music and Sunday Concert series, which brings spectacular artists from New Haven, New York, and beyond to offer fun, varied programs every month,
- and the ARTWorks Gallery on the Green, a professional-grade art gallery located in the Chittim-Howell House on campus at St. Paul’s, which features new and dynamic artists from across Fairfield County in multiple gallery showings each year.
If you would like more information about music and arts programs at St. Paul’s, would be interested in joining the choir, or would like to be added to our mailing list, contact Jake Street, Director of Music and Artistic Director of Seabury Academy.