Welcome to the music ministry of St. Paul UCC!
If you have an interest in and a talent for music, there is a place for you here! Our goal is to “make a joyful noise to the Lord” and to enhance the worship experience! We do that through many different groups, all with the same philosophy — serving Christ in every way possible. When the various musical groups perform in church, people usually clap, and that makes us happy. But that is not why we do it. We do it as a personal offering to God, delivered within the framework of the specific group performing. Please join us as we progress on our journey. All are welcome here!
Performs in traditional service (9 a.m.) regularly. Rehearsals are from 7:15- 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays and are open to all with a desire to sing. Ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Please contact Gary Humphrey if interested.
Performs in traditional service (9 a.m.) regularly. Rehearsals are from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays and open by audition. This is a ladies’ choir which sings SSA and two-part music. Ability to read music is desired. Please contact Gary Humphrey if interested.
Children’s Music Programming
If your child is interested in join the St. Paul Children’s Choir please let Jill know (contact Jill). The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 when school is in session under the direction of Joey Kurtz.
Performs in traditional service (9 a.m.) regularly. Rehearsals are from 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and are open to all with an interest in handbells. Ability to read music is helpful, but not required. Please contact Gary Humphrey if interested.
St. Paul Harps
Performs in traditional service occasionally. Rehearsals are from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and are open to all who are interested. Must own or be willing to purchase a harp. Ability to read music is necessary. Please contact Gary Humphrey if interested.
St. Paul Orchestra
Performs in traditional service occasionally and puts on an annual concert in the spring. Rehearsals from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and are open by audition. Ability to read music essential. Please see Bob Rockford if interested.
St. Paul Contemporary Bands
Perform weekly in contemporary service (10:30 a.m.). Rehearsals are scheduled as needed monthly. Open by audition. Ability to read music helpful. Please contact Gary Humphrey if interested.
The St. Paul Fine Arts Concert Series upcoming schedule is:
St. Paul Orchestra Showcase Concert – April 29, 2018, 2 PM
St. Paul Orchestra is hard at work preparing its spring concert. We are happy to announce that we have several new members, and rehearsal attendance has been very good. This year’s performance is a Showcase Concert highlighting the talents of orchestra members and others who will join us. Features will include: Beth Berg singing Twila Paris’ “How Beautiful,” Doylene Daniels from the Monroe Actors Stage Company presenting “One Solitary Life” with orchestral underscore, Ryan Brandt playing a pure Dixieland Jazz trumpet solo, Sandy Hamby, Linda Mueller, Betty Rockford and Sharon Sparwasser playing Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for eight hands, and the Orchestra playing Sam Mueller’s arrangement of “God of Wonders.” Sam is a Gibault High School senior and St. Paul Orchestra trumpeter. Be sure to come and enjoy these and other surprises the orchestra has in store for you. The Showcase Concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Paul’s sanctuary.
Gary & Friends, May 20, 2018, 2 PM
Our concert season raps up with Gary Humphrey and his talented friends taking us on a musical journey through the Great American Songbook.
Click here for our 2017-2018 Fine Arts Concert brochure.