St. Paul’s Church has a long tradition of choral and congregational singing as a fundamental component of its principal service each Sunday. The sung service is immediate and accessible, honoring the musical richness of the past and including congregational elements of modern liturgical worship.
Our parish history records the presence of professional singers in the choir from shortly after the Civil War. One of our stained-glass windows depicts a singing choir seated around an organ. The prominent placement of this window in the Narthex of the Church proclaims that this is a building in which music praises the Creator and expresses the Church’s faith and worship.
St. Paul’s is blessed with a choir— regular worshippers who sing the congregational responses and hymns as if inspired by that author of many hymn texts, John Wesley. He wrote: “Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing Him more than yourself or any other creature . . .”
For information on joining the choir or to volunteer your own musical abilities to the benefit of this parish, please email the Church Office. There’s an open spot just for you. Come share the journey and join in our music making!
OUR Dobson Pipe Organ
Built as an Opus 80 by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, our pipe organ was designed expressly for the physical and acoustical space it occupies and installed in 2004. The case was designed in the tradition of the Georgian Baroque instruments in England about the time of Christopher Wren. The organ has mechanical key action, electrical stop action, two manuals, 21 registers and 26 ranks of pipes.
Learn more about the history and construction of our organ.