Music is at the heart of St. Paul’s identity as a parish. With two music directors, three choirs, a Celtic ensemble, a beautiful Schoenstein organ, and multiple musical parishioners, well-crafted music touches all that we do. Whether you have a young person interested in high-quality music instruction, or you are a musician yourself, you are welcome in St. Paul’s music program! As we gather back together in the coming weeks and months for worship, choirs and instrumentalists will be increasingly reintroduced into our liturgical fabric.
Choirs at St. Paul’s, Ivy
The main choral ensemble serving the 10:30am Rite II Eucharist service, our Parish Choir is made up of adults with a variety of musical training. The Parish Choir currently rehearses Wednesdays at 7:15pm in the St. Paul’s Courtyard, and gathers at 10:00am on Sundays for a short warmup before the outdoor service. When we reconvene for worship inside St. Paul’s, the Parish Choir will once again vest and sing in the organ loft. Parish Choir repertoire ranges from medieval music to modern, and explores a variety of music within the Anglican tradition.
New to St. Paul’s, the Youth Choir works on virtual projects concurrent with the Parish Choir. A meeting time for the fall will be determined based on COVID-19 vaccination schedules.
This vibrant group for children age 5 through 3rd grade is a mainstay of children’s worship at St. Paul’s. Normally meeting weekly for games, music theory lessons, and singing, the Children’s Choir schedule for the fall will be contingent on COVID-19 vaccination schedules. Currently, the Children’s Choir focuses on digital singing projects for virtual choirs.