The Choirs of St. Paul's
The Chancel Choir, a mixed volunteer choir with section leaders, sings a diverse repertoire ranging from chant, Renaissance and Baroque motets to Anglican anthems and newly composed sacred works. The Chancel Choir enriches the liturgy of the 10am Sunday Holy Eucharist, the Saturday Evensongs, and various additional liturgies including Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve and the services of Holy Week (mid-September through early June). Individual musicianship training is offered to members through a RSCM for adults program.
Rehearsals on Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
The Summer Choir The Summer Choir welcomes all adults, teenagers, and returning Choristers to join the choir in the late summer. Come for one, a few, or every week. The choir rehearses at 9am on Sundays to prepare for the 10am Holy Eucharist.
Listen to the Chancel Choir:
There are more recordings on the choir school page.
The St. Paul's Choir School includes:
The St. Cecilia Choir (may include Grades K - 2)
Weekly half-hour rehearsals help children find their natural singing voice and lay the groundwork for a life-long appreciation of music. The St. Cecilia Choir sings at the 10am Sunday Holy Eucharist several times throughout the choir season, and also at the Christmas Pageant, Choir School Concert, Easter Day, and services of Choral Evensong.
Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4pm
The St. Nicolas Choir (may include Grades 2 - 8)
Weekly fifty-minute rehearsals prepare singers for entry into the Choristers including further development of vocal skills, ear training and introduction to reading of musical notation. The St. Nicolas Choir sings at the 10am Sunday Holy Eucharist several times throughout the choir season, and also at the Christmas Pageant, Choir School Concert, Easter Day, and services of Choral Evensong.
Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 4:05pm - 4:55pm
The Choristers (may include Grades 3-8)
Through the structured program of the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Voice for Life training program, Choristers develop advanced vocal skills, musical understanding (theory and sight-singing), and knowledge of repertoire. The Choristers regularly join in singing soprano with the Chancel Choir at the Sunday 10am Holy Eucharist and at Choral Evensong, in addition to singing at the Christmas Eve Pageant and Choir School Concert. Choristers age 10 or older have the opportunity to attend RSCM summer courses.
Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm OR Wednesdays, 3:45-5:15pm.
All attend Thursdays:
7-7:30pm Rehearsal with the Chancel Choir and Teens.
The Teens (may include Grade 9 - 12 and younger boys whose voices have changed)
Teen singers have the opportunity to further mature in their musicianship beyond the scope of the four RSCM ribbons, and to serve as mentors and leaders within the choir, while receiving small-group instruction focused on adapting to the vocal transitions during the teenage years for both boys and girls. Coaching is provided for special projects according to the singer’s interests including RSCM award exams, summer courses, solo work, conducting, and composition.
Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Rehearsals on Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
Join the Choir
For further information about joining the choirs, including the Choir School, contact our Director of Music:
Dr. Susan Jane Matthews
Membership at St. Paul’s is not required to sing in the choirs at Saint Paul’s.
To add a choir calendar to your Google calendar, open the calendar using one of the links above, then click on the '+' in the lower right corner.
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