The quote often attributed to St. Augustine, “A prayer sung is a prayer prayed twice” speaks to the importance of music as part of the spiritual experience. Built on the solid foundation of former St. Paul’s musicians, the Music Program at St. Paul’s is deeply rooted in the Anglican and Episcopalian musical traditions. We source our hymnody from the Hymnal 1982 as well as supplements from other Episcopalian resources such as Wonder, Love, and Praise. Anthems and liturgical music spreads across a large spectrum ranging from the standard repertoire to quality compositions by modern composers. Music at St. Paul’s is coordinated by our Director of Music and Organist, Matt Hill. St. Paul’s is served by three main ensembles: the St. Paul’s Adult Choir, the St. Paul’s Choristers, and the St. Paul’s Handbell Choir. In addition to our Sunday services of Holy Eucharist, additional services such as occasional Choral Evensong and Lessons and Carols are offered throughout the year.
The mission of our Music Program is to engage musicians and, most importantly, to bring meaningful, God-centric music of the highest integrity possible to the worshiping life of our parish. The vision for all who participate is that each person be integrated into a loving, multi-generational community that serves the mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Every musician is taught to become a part of one strong voice of Christ’s body through worship and outreach. In turn, our musicians, representing many generations, invigorate and energize our worshiping congregation.
For more information about the music program or to audition for one of our choirs, please email our Director of Music, Matt Hill.
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The St. Paul's Choir is an auditioned choir of adults and young men with changed voices. This choir sings regularly at Sunday morning services and occasional services on special days.
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m (Currently on Pause)
Includes time for socialization and dinner
The St. Paul's Choristers is an auditioned youth choir ranging in age from approximately 9-18. It is comprised of girls and boys with unchanged voices. This choir sings some Sunday morning services and occasional services on special days. The St. Paul's Choristers are affiliated with the Roy…Read More »
Mondays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
The St. Paul's Handbell Choir is an ensemble of enthusiastic ringers ranging in age from teens to older adults. This ensemble is open to those of various musical abilities and we are always welcoming new members. The St. Paul's Handbell Choir rings at various services throughout the year; approximately once per quarter.
St. Paul's Choir Resources
Here are some useful resources for members of the St. Paul's Choir.
If you need any assistance, please contact Matt at [email protected]
Upcoming Special Services
Sung Compline (Cantor Only), Thursday, March 16 at 7 PM
Choral Stations of the Cross, March 26th (Fifth Sunday in Lent) at 5 PM (Call at 3:30 PM)
Maundy Thursday, April 6 at 7 PM (Call at 5:30 PM)
Good Friday, …Read More »
St. Paul's Music Scholars Program
The Music Scholars Program enriches the musical aspects of the liturgical life at St. Paul's by providing consistent support to our music program and also offers educational and musical opportunities for program participants. The program is open to high school and college age individuals that have an interest in music and meet the program eligibility requirements.
If you have qu…Read More »