2015-2016 St. Paul's Choir Repertoire List (PDF)
2016 Christmas Eve Repertoire (PDF)
St. Paul’s Choir has earned recognition for its commitment to quality traditional sacred music offered in liturgical Anglican-influenced worship. In addition to singing Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:05 a.m., the Choir of 80-plus voices offers seasonal Lessons & Carols services, and Evensong services marking major feasts throughout the church year.
In a series of residencies bringing some of the world’s most distinguished church musicians to St. Paul’s, the choir has performed under the direction of Stephen Cleobury (King’s College, Cambridge), James O’Donnell (Westminster Abbey), Gerre Hancock (St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue), Bruce Neswick (Trinity Cathedral, Portland), and John Scott (St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; later at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue), among others.
The group has performed at regional and national conventions of the America Choral Directors Association and the American Guild of Organists. At the national AGO convention in June, the choir will offer Evensong services with full orchestra. In performance with the Houston Ballet, the choir has performed Poulenc’s Gloria, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
St. Paul’s Choir has served in residence at several English cathedrals (listed below) and, in July 2016, sang a week of daily choral services at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. As at home, repertoire was drawn primarily from the Anglican tradition, from both sides of the Atlantic, including:
Canticles of Tomkins, Stanford, Howells, Friedell,
Preces & Responses of Bernard Rose and David Ashley White (written for our first Westminster Abbey residency, 1989),
Anthems by Paulus, S.S. Wesley, Clemens Non Papa, Fauré, and
Josef Rheinberger’s Cantus Missae, op. 109.
Past Choral Residencies and Tours:
2016 – St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh (Residency)
2011 – Exeter Cathedral (Residency)
2007 – Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire (Residency)
2004 – John Wesley’s Chapel, London and Southwark Cathedral, London
2003 – Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire (Residency)
2001 – National Cathedral Washington D. C. and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York
1999 – St. Thomas Church, Leipzig and Yorkminster (Residency)
1997 – St. Alban’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (Residency)
1992 – Westminster Abbey (Residency)
1989 – Westminster Abbey (Residency)
1987 – St. Giles Edinburgh, Yorkminster, St. Edmundbury, and Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Choir
Psalm 47, Anglican chant by John Davy
May 8, 2016
Ascendit Deus, by Peter Philips
May 8, 2016
"The Secret of Christ" by Richard Shephard
September 11, 2016
"See Amid the Winter's Snow" by John Goss, arr. David Willcocks
December 24, 2016
Choral Evensong, September 13, 2015
Lenten Recital with St. Paul's Chamber Choir