St. Paul’s offers a variety of opportunities for parishioners to become involved in music. There are three choirs that allow all ages to participate in choral singing in a variety of musical styles from September through May. Opportunities to dance and share instrumental talents abound.
The Adult Choir is a welcoming group of adults who practice weekly and sing a monthly anthem, usually at both Family and Traditional Services. Rehearsals are held on Sundays at 7:00 pm. They also sing for additional services during the year, including Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve and occasional an Evensong. Participating in the choir is a wonderful way to develop singing skills, to express your faith, and to develop long lasting friendships.
St. Paul's children's choristers range in age from third to eighth grade, leading worship at the 9:15am Family Service. They also provide music for the 7:30 Christmas Eve service. Rehearsals are 6-6:30pm on Wednesdays.
Our youngest members, age preschool through 1st grade, begin each Sunday in Children’s Chapel during the 9:15 service. Time is set aside during Children’s Chapel for the children to sing, dance and move. One Sunday of the month we ask our young members to share these songs during the offertory. The children enjoy the opportunity to sing interactive songs to God’s glory, as much as the congregation enjoys hearing them.
We encourage our musically talented parishioners to share their gifts to the glory of God and with the congregation, through instrumental and vocal performances during Sunday worship, as well as for other special occasions and services. Children and older students are especially valued, as we follow and encourage their musical development.
The Muller Pipe Organ Company rebuilt our 2 manual pipe organ in 1965, and esthetic improvements were completed in 2011. The pipe organ adds aural color to the service, supporting both gentle prayerful worship, as well as profound rejoicing.
Our bell tower, located east of the sanctuary, contains a 25 notes original Deagan Tubular Chime system dating back to 1938. There are now less than 500 of these beautiful and high quality tubular chimes still functioning throughout the United States and Europe. The chimes are played each Sunday at the beginning of services, and are often utilized for special occsions.