Bells of Praise
Bells of Praise is open to any ringer of middle school age and up. The choir plays several times during the school year, offering special music and supporting hymnody and psalmody. The choir uses a set of three and a half octaves of Schulmerich bells and two octaves of chimes. Bells of Praise also participates in other special services throughout the year.
Bells of Praise rehearses weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
St. Paul’s Chancel Choir is the primary choir of the church, responsible for leading hymnody, presenting choral anthems, and otherwise enhancing worship through their musical offerings. Open to all singers 6th grade to adults, the Chancel Choir strives to learn and present music of the highest quality, while leading with sensitivity, passion, and humility. Their repertoire spans from the 14th century to present, ranging from accessible hymn arrangements to more complex choral works. Large works that the Chancel Choir has recently performed include Requiems by John Rutter and Dan Forrest and an Advent cantata by J.S. Bach.
In addition to weekly worship leadership, the Chancel Choir also participates in several special musical events each year, including an annual All Saints Vigil in November and a special Advent service.
Chancel Choir rehearses 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
11 a.m. Contemporary Worship Team
The 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship Team leads music for St. Paul’s 11 a.m. Contemporary service. The team is comprised of different people each week, based on their availability and willingness to volunteer. Each week involves a 45-minute long rehearsal to explore the music on the Saturday before worship, and then the worship service itself. The team members also contribute with their talents on guitar, drum set, hand percussion, and other instruments.