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St. Paul's Choir Hosts An Evening for Edinburgh

  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church 5501 Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

St. Paul’s Choir will host an evening of entertainment featuring Scottish folksongs, favorite arias, and a glint of Broadway. The event, held in Fondren Hall on Friday, November 20, begins at 6:45 with a silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and entertainment. Tickets for this gala occasion have been sold out. If you have purchased tickets and can not attend, please contact Dawn Uebelhart at

Funds raised from the $50/person event will provide scholarships for choir members traveling to Scotland as part of the St. Paul’s Choir-in-Residence at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, next July 11-17. 

The Evening for Edinburgh will feature a delicious seated dinner, silent auction, and lively entertainment provided by Paolo Bordignon, St. Paul's choir, soloists, and special guests. Auction items will include

  • An exclusive harpsichord recital with Paolo Bordignon and St. Paul's soloists
  • Vacation homes in Italy, Wimberley, and Galveston
  • Five-course dinner with wine pairings
  • Vocal quartets for holiday gatherings
  • Art from noted local artists
  • Tickets to Houston cultural events
  • Sports events, including court-side tickets for Rockets' games

Through an intense week of rehearsals and worship, a residency experience reinforces a sense of community, builds musicianship, and strengthens faith. 

The St. Paul’s Choir has served as Choir-in-Residence at Westminster Abbey, York Minster, Ely Cathedral, St. Alban’s Cathedral, and Exeter Cathedral. The choir also has led worship at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, St. Thomas Fifth Avenue in New York, and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. 

Serving in these residencies has renewed choir members’ personal sense of purpose in and commitment to the musical heritage that is integral to the choir’s community and the entire St. Paul’s Family. 

The St. Paul’s Family also benefits from the choir’s preparation as they lead five Evensong services here between now and June. The most recent one was for All Saints and included Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem.

Later Event: November 22