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St. Paul’s Music Department has been presenting the gift music to God, our congregation, and the greater Rochester community for over 150 Years.  Music is truly a gift from God; a gift that can be enjoyed and offered by people of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some opportunities for you and yours to join in St. Paul’s music program. Even if you decide to just listen and enjoy, you are still an integral part of this important ministry.

 

Adult Music

Chancel Choir provides musical leadership at the 11 a.m. traditional service. From Medieval to Classical, Romantic and Modern, from Southern Gospel to Contemporary Christian, Chancel Choir does it all. Rehearsals are Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 106 (the Music Room) Dr. Randall, director.

Epworth Choir provides offertory anthems on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the 9 a.m. contemporary service. Epworth Choir also combines with orchestra and other vocal and instrumental groups on a regular basis for celebration services. A warm welcome awaits you when you join the Epworth Choir. Rehearsals are Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 128—129 and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the choir room. Betsy Marsh, director.

St. Paul’s Praise Team offers musical and congregational leadership at the 9 a.m. contemporary service September through the first Sunday in June. Guitars, drums, vocalists, a worship leader, and technical support people are all part of this important ministry. More than just a band, Praise Team is a group of spiritual leaders that happen to be musicians as well. This group rehearses at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Sanctuary. Shelly Cowling, director.

St. Paul’s Open Door Praise Band is a ragamuffin band of musicians ranging from all ages and walks of life. Worship with us at the Open Door Service at 11 a.m. on Sundays in Hickey Hall. Directed by Sam Wright.

 

Wesley Ringers is a group of approximately 14 hand bell ringers that provide music on the third Sunday of each month. Wesley Ringers usually play at the 11 a.m. service but occasionally play at the 9 a.m. service. Often combining with instrumentalists, vocalists, or choirs, the Wesley Ringers offer something just a bit different to God and our congregation in worship. The Wesley Ringers rehearse on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104 (the Bell Room). Dr. Randall, director.

St. Paul’s Orchestra is a group of instrumentalists that gather for several celebration services throughout the year. Made up of musicians from the greater Rochester area and beyond, they always bring an awe inspiring aspect to any musical offering they join. Susan Clark Joul, coordinator.

St. Paul’s Brass is an ecumenical group of brass players from St. Paul’s and the surrounding community who gather to rehearse and play at selected services throughout the year. They also play regularly at other churches in the area. St. Paul’s Brass is under the capable direction of Jeff Whitbey  who is always looking for new members.

 

In addition to these regularly scheduled ensembles, there are many opportunities for soloists or independent groups to provide special music during our Sunday morning worship services throughout the year. Please contact Dr. Jean Randall for scheduling information.

Youth Music

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Ignite offers something for everyone! Students in grades K-5 are given opportunities to explore a variety of creative arts through the year as they grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, one another & their church family. Ignite meets at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings in Room 122-123.

 

Youth Chorus

St. Paul’s Youth Chorus welcome  all youth from the ages of 12—18 with or without choir experience.  They will sing January, April, July and October.  Karen Fisher, director.