MUSIC AT ST. PAUL'S
Music has been an integral part of the Christian Church since its origin. The Church has been a center for great musical experiences throughout the ages, bringing people into the Body of Christ and sending them forth into community. Music reaches the soul and connects with the Spirit in a unique and powerful way.
We believe that God can be glorified through a rich setting of choral and instrumental music as it expresses and interprets faith. Such music raises our collective and corporate vision and elicits our best. The variety of musical styles offered in various churches and denominations is basis for great joy. St. Paul’s is in the relatively rare position of having the resources to offer traditionally approached, classically based repertoire. The parish has unusually rich resources and leadership, and it serves a congregation for whom this literature provides a truly Spirit-filled worship experience.
If you are interested in being a part of our music ministry or would like more information, please contact Organist and Choirmaster Dr. John Hollins.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (downstairs)
Meets from late August through early May (corresponding to TTU calendars)
Dr. John Hollins, director
The Chancel Choir is the principal service choir for our 10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist on Sunday mornings during the academic year. Open to adults of all ages, from senior high school and up, the Chancel Choir sings anthem literature, choral psalms, and hymn treatments to support and facilitate our corporate worship of God. The choir also musically supports special services during Advent and Holy Week and presents occasional concerts and services of Choral Evensong.
2013-2014 CHORAL SCHOLARS
The congregation of St. Paul’s generously supports a program of choral stipends offered to select singers in the Chancel Choir who are practicing artists in the choral and vocal fields. Our choral scholars serve as sectional anchors of the Chancel Choir and as soloists for choral liturgies throughout the year. Following is a list of Choral Scholars who served during the 2013-2014 academic year. Alicia Yantosca is also a St. Paul’s Choral Scholar who was studying abroad during 2013-2014 but will return for 2014-2015.
Katherine "KJ" Smith
ST. AGNES AND ST. NICHOLAS CHOIR
Rehearses on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s/Youth Music Room (upstairs)
Meets from late August through May (corresponding to ISD calendars)
Camille Rivenbark, director; Regina Shea, assistant and pianist
The St. Agnes and St. Nicholas Choir is our children’s and youth choir at St. Paul’s, singing once a month in our 10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist services. This program combines musical experiences with Christian education to enable our young people to reach their full potential, offering their musical gifts in the worship of the Creator.