Music at Saint Paul’s
“Wherefore with my utmost art, I will sing thee, and the cream of all my heart I will bring thee.”
– George Herbert
Who we are:
Since 1880, well prepared, prayerfully offered music has been at the heart of worship at Saint Paul’s Church. Throughout our parish history, and by way of countless discernment processes (Discovery Committees, MAP processes, Parish Profiles, Worship Commissions, etc.) this community has upheld liturgical music as a charism1 of the parish, reaffirming their commitment to it, in lean years and in times of abundance, through investment and unwavering advocacy.
At Saint Paul’s Church, our 138-year musical tradition is not just an liturgical ornament, it is a sacrament, and it is a fundamental part of the way in which this community of faith prays.
Our choir of nearly 30, and our handful of resident composers and assisting choirmasters and organists, believe that:
our primary responsibility is to support and enrich the prayers of the faithful,
our work is not a performance for the congregation, but offered as an oblation,
beauty is measured not in perfection, but in prayerful, best efforts.