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St Paul’s Senior Choir is comprised of gifted individuals of all ages, dedicated to sacred music, but not exclusively. The core choir is comprised mostly of members of the parish, augmented by paid choristers.
The choir provides worship music on Sundays and festive days from mid-September to mid-June. It performs occasional services, such as Evensongs, and participates in concerts. Regular rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Membership is open to all interested. An audition with the choirmaster is generally required.

For more information, contact Karel Paukert, Organist and Choirmaster.
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Handbell-Choir_Balcony_Web

St Paul’s Handbell Choir provides music for worship services at St Paul’s and an opportunity for volunteers to share their musical gifts. The bell choir is open to anyone who has a working knowledge of music and the ability to attend rehearsals on a regular basis.

The Handbell Choir rehearses weekly and plays in a worship service monthly.

For more information, contact Lois Bell, Handbell Choir Director.
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Children&YouthChoirs

Choirs for Children & Youth

The St Paul’s Choirs for children and youth offer an outstanding choral program designed to nurture young hearts and voices and raise up joyful, confident singers. We know that every boy and girl can sing, and we believe in supporting the artist within each individual child – helping them develop strong, healthy vocal skills, deep musical understanding, the ability to work together with a team, and a sense of the power of music to inspire our community.

St Paul’s choir program is nationally recognized! The choir curriculum is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM), an international organization dedicated to uplifting the spiritual life of our communities through high-quality choral music. We provide a structured program that teaches vocal technique, music theory and notation, sight reading skills, a diverse repertoire in the Anglican choral tradition, and an appreciation of the meaning and context of our music.

Our choirs are fun! Rehearsals are supportive and encouraging, fostering Christian growth and fellowship as we develop as singers together. No audition is required, and young people are welcome to join at any time.

All children of the parish are invited to join one of the choirs. Rehearsals resume after Labor Day.

St Catherine Choir
For: Girls and boys in grades 1-2
Rehearses: Thursdays 4:30-5 p.m.
Sings: 4th Sunday at 9 a.m. service

St David Choir
For: Boys in grades 3 through voice change
Rehearses: Thursdays 5-6:30 p.m. (with St Cecilia Choir)
Sings: 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9 a.m. service

St Cecilia Choir
For: Girls in grades 3-6
Rehearses: Thursdays 5:00-6:30 p.m. (with St David Choir)
Sings: 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9 a.m. service

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St Paul’s Youth Choir
For: Boys – voice change through grade 12 / Girls – grades 7-12
Rehearses: Each Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Choir Room (begins Sunday after Labor Day)
Sings: 1st and 3rd Sundays at 9 a.m. service

Listen to these recordings of the Youth Choir from 2011:

God Is Love Richard Proulx (Hymnal 1982, 576)

Jerusalem C. Hubert H. Parry

For more information, contact Kelsey Ferguson, Interim Co-Director of Music for Children and Youth.