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!

Chancel Choir
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.

Chamber Choir
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.

Morning Bells
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:

Gateway Ringers—Sunday, March 26, 3:00 PM
The Gateway Ringers, St. Louis’ Premier Handbell Group, will take us on a musical journey of the history of St. Louis through handbells.  The concert will feature selections from their upcoming CD which will include songs by Scott Joplin & W.C. Handy and songs that tie back to the 1904 World’s Fair.  The group, which recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, prides itself on excellence in musical performance under the direction of Charles Peery.


St. Paul Orchestra Spring Concert— Sunday, April 2, 1:00 PM
If you missed the orchestra’s Christmas concert in December, you now have another chance, because the St. Paul Orchestra will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m.  Lots of new music plus some “oldies but goodies” will be included in the concert. The piano quartet is also practicing a new eight-hand arrangement for your enjoyment. Hope to see you there!


Gary Humphrey and Friends—Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM
Just when you thought you’d heard EVERY good song from the 40’s through the 70’s, our music director is back with his friends to show you there are LOTS MORE!  Featuring many of the musicians from St. Paul, this is an event NOT to be missed!  The finale of our concert series is one you will want to put on your calendars.