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 6:45 p.m.

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

Youth Choir rehearsals: Sundays at 11:45 a.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 youth Choir

    Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 211. The Youth Choir will sing in the 10:30 a.m. worship service on October 21 then again November 18, and for the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service on December 24

    For Youth Choir to be successful, we need a critical mass of 7 to 10 singers - or more! Since our youth are very busy, a sign-out sheet will help us anticipate attendance and plan accordingly.  

    In addition to working with Tom Pedersen, Director of Music, the Youth Choir will be assisted by James Woods, pianist and assistant director studying Music Direction and Composition at Catholic University. If you think you can't sing, we challenge you to come anyway and let us prove you wrong! Come join us!

  • 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.

  • 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 6:45 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 youngest singers, anchored by Sunday School kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade, bring their music to the Sanctuary for the 10:30 worship service about once a month during the school year. All Sunday School children are invited to learn these songs as part of music time during Opening Chapel. 

    Many of these children also delight the congregation with a Christmas Pageant each year as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Christmas Pageant rehearsals take place on Sundays after worship in November and December. Please visit the Children's page for Pageant information.

  • June CHoir

    Would you like to sing in the adult choir but are worried about the weeknight rehearsal commitment? Then relax and join us for June Choir! Just come to Room 211 (Choir Room) any Sunday in June at 9:30 a.m. We rehearse together before the 10:30 a.m. worship service and sing music specifically chosen by Director of Music Tom Pedersen to be meaningful and accessible to this pick-up choir. 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