St. Paul’s recognizes the importance and power of music in inspiring worship. We have a long tradition of organ and choral music actively supported by the vestry and congregation. We enjoy an informal relationship with the University of Kansas School of Music, and many of our organists have been graduates or graduate students pursuing degrees in KU’s prominent organ and church music program.
The clergy and organist/choirmaster work together in the leadership of the music ministry. Our choir often provides anthems and sung psalms in addition to leading the congregation in hymns and service music. This very dedicated choir rehearses weekly through the academic year and sings Sunday services for about eleven months of the year. Our modest but beautiful pipe organ supports the choir and congregation, and instrumentalists join us on occasion to add variety to our services.
Since many church traditions no longer support choral singing, we hope to be a place for those who love music and choral offerings. We hope that maintaining this choral tradition will continue to attract singers to St. Paul’s in the future. Choristers (children’s choirs) have been a part of St. Paul’s in the past and we keep that option open as we hope for growth. We strive to maintain the liturgical quality of the music we offer, and we hope that future improvements to our organ and the possibility of a permanent piano will heighten those offerings.