Music in the Episcopal Church has long been part of the Church's history and is woven into the fabric of St. Paul's Cathedral. Music transcends restrictions of time and place and takes us to a plane where, as written in Hymn 420, "How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!"
With that, opportunities abound for participation in the Music Program at St. Paul's Cathedral. Canon Musician Scott Raab has served St. Paul's Cathedral since 1978.
The Parish Choir
The Parish Choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II, and is open to anyone wishing to participate. Parishioners who are interested must meet with Canon Musician Scott Raab. Rehearsals are on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. in the Choir Room. Email Scott for more information and to set up an appointment.
The Cathedral Choir
The Cathedral Choir sings at the 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Rite I, and is joined through audition. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from
7:30-9:00 pm. in the Choir Room. To set up an audition for the Cathedral Choir, contact Canon
Musician Scott Raab at 235-3436 or
email Scott for more information.
The Taizé Singers
The Taizé Choir, under the leadership of Mary Reynolds, provides instrumental and choral music for the Taizé prayer service on the first Sunday of every month. The Taizé service is based on the method of prayer utilized in the Taizé community, Taizé, France. Taizé is a time of listening, a time to leave things before God, a time to be before God, to have one's soul open for God. Silence and music are essential elements of Taizé prayer. To participate in the Taizé Choir, contact Mary Reynolds at 204-4884.
The Cathedral Organ - John-Paul Buzard Organbuilders, Inc. Opus 20
Built during the restoration of the Cathedral following the Murrah Building bombing, the Buzard Pipe Organ is a wonderful part of the Cathedral’s top-notch music program. The Buzard website (www.buzardorgans.com) includes a detailed description.
St. Paul's Music Society
The St. Paul’s Music Society is a group of people who are willing to provide extra financial support to the Music Program at the Cathedral. The annual Membership/Fund Drive provides funds for the use of extra musicians in services and special programs, hospitality for guest musicians and publicity for concerts, receptions and other expenses associated with the comprehensive music program at the Cathedral.
For more information about St. Paul’s Music Society, contact Canon Scott Raab at 235-3436.