Music at St. Paul’s
Qui cantat, bis orat ~ “One who sings, prays twice”
-St. Augustine of Hippo
Our parish loves to sing. We raise our voices for traditional and contemporary hymns, chants, and spirituals. Kay Williams, our Music Director, has turned the 10-member volunteer choir into a first-class choral group. She also works with the children for special services. Many folks linger after the recessional hymn to listen to our organist, Monty Hogan, play his magnificent postlude music.
The choir meets for rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary from September through May. We sing music from a variety of styles and historical periods, from early motets to beautiful arrangements of hymns and spirituals. New members are always welcome! Our primary role is to lead the singing during worship services, and we offer an anthem about twice each month at the 10:30 service, as well as special seasonal music.
Singing makes you feel good, and is good for you. And, it’s a great way to praise God, and have fun and fellowship at the same time! If you have sung in a choir before, or have always wanted to give it a try, please contact Kay Williams, or just show up for a Wednesday rehearsal. No musical experience is required -- only open ears and an open heart!
We practice songs together as a part of Sunday School (held at 9:15 am on Sunday in the Education Building) to prepare for singing in church on special occasions such as the Christmas pageant, Easter, and Youth Sunday. During 2016 we are happy to begin offering the Voice for Life program through the Royal School of Church Music in America.
Every Sunday we have an organ to lead our music. If you play any sort of musical instrument and would like to be a part of the musical offerings during the Sunday services or on other special occasions, please contact Kay.
Music Minister - Kay Williams
Organist - Monty Hogan