The music department

Vocal and instrumental music is a vital part of worship at St. Paul’s.

 “Everyone should and can be involved in music. 

It’s not how great a voice or talent is, 

but how people with different levels of expertise come together to make a unique sound.”

– Director of Music, N. Thomas Pedersen

We have a rich tradition of music appreciation and excellence at St. Paul's.

Consider joining one of the following choirs as we praise God through singing and ringing.

Joyful Ringers! Bells rehearsals: Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Read below for more information about our other musical offerings! To learn more, 

please contact the church office or the director of each ensemble. 

  • The Sanctuary choir

    The gifted voices of The Sanctuary Choir invite the congregation into praise and reflection at our 10:30 worship service. On Special Music Sundays throughout the church year, the Choir offers selections featuring ensembles drawn from the congregation and outside musicians. The Sanctuary Choir also provides meaningful music for special events such as Christmas Eve and Holy Week services. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses most Thursday evenings (September-May) at 7:30 p.m. in Room 211 (Choir Room), with warm-ups & brush-up rehearsal on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Contact music director Tom Pedersen ( for more information.

  • The youth Choir

    The Youth Choir is led by music director Tom Pedersen for singers in Grades 6-12. No previous musical or singing experience is required! The Youth Choir is asked to sing in the 10:30 a.m. worship service several times throughout the year, including designated Youth Sundays. Rehearsals, which usually take place on Sunday afternoons following worship, are scheduled in the weeks before each appearance based on singers' availability and interest. Contact the church office or music director Tom Pedersen ( to get involved. Parents! If you're interested in helping recruit singers, coordinate schedules, or serve as point person for communications, please contact Tom to volunteer!

  • joyful ringers!

    The Joyful Ringers! handbells ensemble has been ringing since 1966 and includes members of varying levels of musical experience. Our goals are to have fun, strive for musical excellence, and worship God through music. The Joyful Ringers! (JRs!) rehearse most Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Room 109 and play for Sunday services approximately once a month and on special occasions. Our fine bells were made by England's Whitechapel Bell Foundry (est. 1570) - the same foundry that cast the Liberty Bell. Contact JR! director Linda Ferrara ( for more information.

  • Children's Chapel Singers

    The Children's Chapel Singers, anchored by Sunday School kids in kindergarten through 5th grade, sings in 10:30 worship about once a month during the school year. All Sunday School children are invited to learn a song as part of music time during Children's Chapel, which is held in the DuVall Chapel most Sundays during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour. The Children's Chapel Singers, along with additional Sunday School participants, also delight the congregation with a Christmas Pageant each year as we celebrate the birth of Christ - look for a Christmas Pageant rehearsal notice in the fall!

  • June CHoir

    Have you been thinking about singing in the choir but worried about the rehearsal schedule or commitment? Then welcome to June Choir! Just come to Room 211 (Choir Room) at 9:30 a.m. any Sunday throughout June. We rehearse together before the 10:30 a.m. worship service and sing music specifically chosen by choir director Tom Pedersen to be meaningful and accessible to this pick-up choir. Try it, you may love it! Questions? Contact Tom at

  • The St. Paul's ORgan

    Our organ was initially purchased in 1969 from the Aeolian Skinner Organ Company of Randolph, Massachusetts. It was expanded to its current state during renovation work in 2006. Click Here for a full stoplist prepared by Organist Marvin Mills