Music Ministries

Through the years St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has had a tradition of excellent church music. Opportunities are available for persons of all ages to share their gift of music. There are choirs for all ages and a handbell ensemble. Instrumentalists are welcome. These musical groups provide music for the 10am worship service as well as other days of the church year. New members are always welcome!

Chancel Choir
This choir plays an integral part in the worship experience at St. Paul’s Church, leading the congregation at the 10am Sunday worship service and as well as other services throughout the year. The choir sings a variety of music including traditional anthems, contemporary music, spirituals and hymn arrangements. They also combine with other choirs in the community for special events. It is not necessary to have a trained voice to be a member of the choir.

Cherub Choir, K-grade 1
Chorister’s Choir - grades 2-5+
Westminster Singers - grades 7-12

Through participation in these choirs your child will come to a greater understanding of scripture, learn the songs of the faith, learn to participate in the worship service and will set a path toward a lifetime of church leadership. The children will sing a variety of music with selections from the hymnal, as well as publications of the Chorister’s Guild and other children’s musical sources.

Canterbury Ringers
St. Paul’s Church has a five-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and a three octave set of Malmark Choir Chimes. If you have a passion for music and are looking for a unique way to be involved in the music ministry, please consider becoming a member of the handbell choir. It might surprise you to know that musical ability is not the most important characteristic to being a good ringer! Membership is composed of about eleven ringers and is open to youth and adults.

The use of instruments is a welcome addition in the worship service

The Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums Band
This ensemble holds their practice sessions at the church on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm, If you are interested in knowing more about the group, please contact the church office.

The Organ
Noack, opus 126, 1994, Georgetown, MA, 20 stops/2 manual. Given by an anonymous donor to the glory of God and in honor of Anne Taylor Nimmo Oakey and Richard Crockett Cornett. Steinway Grand Piano (1936).

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