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 first rehearsal: Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir rehearsal: Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Youth Choir first rehearsal: Sunday, September 24 at 11:30 a.m.



To learn more about any of the below ministries, 

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 (tpedersen@stpaulsk.org) for more information.


  • The youth Choir

    The Youth Choir for singers in Grades 6-12 enhances the 10:30 Worship once a month during the school year. Rehearsals are held most Sundays (September-May) at 11:45 a.m. in the Choir Room (room 211). Contact music director Tom Pedersen (tpedersen@stpaulsk.org) for more information. 

  • 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 (lj5352@aol.com) for more information.

  • The Children's Choir

    The Children's Choir (K-5th Grade) sings in 10:30 Worship about once a month during the school year. All Sunday School children are invited to learn the Children's Choir music as part of Children's Chapel, which will be held in the Chapel during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour. The Children's Choir, along with additional Sunday School participants, delights the congregation with a Christmas Pageant each year as we celebrate the birth of Christ.



  • 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 9:30am any Sunday throughout June. We rehearse together before the 10:30am 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 tpedersen@stpaulsk.org.

  • 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