Music at St. Paul's
I will sing with the spirit, and with the understanding also.
~ I Corinthians 14:15
Music is an integral part of our worship life at St. Paul's. All ages actively participate in our ministry of music as members of our choirs, as instrumentalists, and in our vibrant congregational singing. Our choirs, including boys and girls from The St. Paul’s Choir School, may be heard on feast days, as part of our Saturday series, and weekly at the Sunday 10am Holy Eucharist, accompanied by our beloved 1929 Skinner organ. Major works are often offered within the context of this Sunday 10am Holy Eucharist, including choral communion services.
Learn more about the Choirs at St. Paul's
Director of Music
Since the fall of 2005, Susan Jane Matthews has been the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Burlingame. She is organist, director of the Chancel Choir, and the founding director of the St. Paul’s Choir School for boys and girls. She has served as Director of Music at St. Michael’s Episcopal Cathedral, Boise, Idaho and as Principal Organist of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Dr. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College and a Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music. She has presented choral and organ workshops at American Guild of Organists Conventions, and has served as an organist and as junior girls headmaster at the Royal School of Church Music training course at King’s College in her hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. As a concert organist, she has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and has been featured on several American radio programs. www.susanjanematthews.com
Saturday Evensong Series
Drawing on elements of the monastic offices of Vespers and Compline, the beautiful and uniquely Anglican service of Choral Evensong (sung Evening prayer) is centered on prayer, psalms, and Scripture readings. In addition to Choral Evensong, this Saturday series includes seasonal services and concerts.
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.
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