Music & the Arts
Adult volunteers, professional singers, and the St. Paul’s Choristers come together to lead the hymns and anthems at worship each Sunday. The choirs also participate in concerts, special services such as Evensong, and other events throughout the year. The Compline Choir (separate upper and lower voices 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. Seasonal recitals featuring talented organists are offered during the year. Visit the Events Calendar for updates. Read more, and see the organ’s specifications, at this link.
St. Paul’s Chorister Program
The St. Paul’s Chorister Program, is open to all children in grades 2 – 12. The Choristers meet weekly to rehearse and sing with the Schola Choir bi-monthly at the 11 am service. Rehearsals incorporate supplemental music education and fun! The program is free to all students and you do not need to be a member of St. Paul’s (or any church!) to participate.
St. Paul’s Choral Scholars Program
The Choristers are supported by Choral Scholars, high school aged students who often are pursuing musical careers of their own. This program offers an exposure to a wide variety of choral repertoire, and develops skills in sight reading and leadership. A honorarium is available to Scholars.
If you would like more information about music and arts programs at St. Paul’s or would be interested in joining the choir contact the interim Music Director, Will Doreza at firstname.lastname@example.org.