“Wherefore with my utmost art, I will sing thee, and the cream of all my heart I will bring thee.”
George Herbert

Since 1880, well-prepared, prayerfully offered music has been at the heart of worship at Saint Paul’s Church. Currently, a choir of more than thirty volunteers and four Lay Clerks supports and enriches the music of the ten o’clock Sunday Eucharist, as well as Evensong and Feast Day liturgies throughout the year. Our singers, representing a wide range of ability and experience, are knit together around three common values:

  • That our primary purpose is to support and enrich the prayers of the faithful.
  • That beauty is measured not in perfection, but in prayerful, best efforts.
  • That our work is not a performance, but an oblation.

Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself in your journey of faith, you are welcome to laugh, pray, and sing with us at Saint Paul’s Church.

We rehearse on Wednesdays (September to May) from 7-8:45 pm, and the Sunday morning commitment is 9 am to 11:30 am.

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Musical Highlights from our 2016 Festival of Lessons and Carols.
This liturgy was offered by the parish choir of Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles – Episcopal (Minneapolis, MN) on 18 December at Saint Rose Convent (LaCrosse, WI.) These live-recorded MP3’s are enriched with the sounds of a worshipping congregation and a toasty warm HVAC system; reduce background noise and hear the choir at their best by listening with headphones.

Saint Paul’s choir has had the privilege of premiering a number of new works in recent years. We are proud of our relationships with composers, resident and abroad, and were are especially grateful to have made these significant contributions to the repertoire of the Church
Music at Saint Paul’s is rich in tradition presenting a mix of styles and compositions through the ages.

Click the tabs to view the repertoire for each season.

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photo taken at St Rose in La Crosse, WI during Lessons and Carols

Jacob Manier, Choirmaster-Organist

Whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself in your journey of faith, you are welcome to laugh, pray,
and sing with us at
Saint Paul's Church on Lake of the Isles.

(learn about our Dobson organ)

About Our Organ

The Dobson organ was delivered to St. Paul’s in mid-April 1998 and tonal finishing was complete by mid-July of that year. Appropriately the organ consultant, Mr. Engen agreed to present the Demonstration Recital, displaying the vast resources of the new instrument on October 4, 1998.
An Inaugural Recital was brilliantly performed by Christopher Herrick on October 20; this recitalist proclaiming the
Saint Paul’s installation “a world-class instrument”.

Read the full article from the April 1999 issue of The American Organist