St. Paul’s traditional neo-Gothic structure, with its excellent acoustics, is home to a vibrant array of vocal, choral, and instrumental music in worship and concerts. The church enjoys a rich musical life in the Anglican tradition through the highly-acclaimed St. Paul’s Choir, St. Paul’s Choral Scholars, children’s choirs, Whitechapel change ringing bells, organ recitals, a chamber music series, choral concerts, and residencies in the U.S. and Europe.

2018–19

December 2018

Sunday, December 16, at 4:30 pm
Children’s Candlelight Service 
Sung by St. Paul’s Children’s Choirs

Monday, December 24, at noon
Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist
Sung by St. Paul’s Treble Choir
With music including Malcolm Archer’s Christchurch Mass

Monday, December 24, at 4 and 6 pm
Christmas Eve Services of Lessons and Carols
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir 
With music by Mack Wilberg, William Dawson, Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt 

Monday, December 24, at 8 pm
Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 
Sung by the St. Paul’s Chamber Choir
With music by Herbert Howells and T. L. da Victoria                                                

Monday, December 24, at 10 pm
Las Posadas (en español)
Led by the Fe y Esperanza community

January 2019

Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 19 & 20
RSCM Winter Festival
A fun-filled weekend of singing for boys and girls 3rd grade and up with the Royal School of Church Music. The choristers will sing at the 11:05 am service on January 20 at St. Paul’s. Register online: www.rscmgulfcoast.org

Sunday, January 27, at 4 pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast Day of the Conversion of Paul
Sung by St. Paul's Choir
Service and Strength - Stephen Caracciolo
Canticles in C - Charles Stanford
How lovely are the messengers -
Felix Mendelssohn

February 2019

*Sunday, February 3, at 8:30 and 11:05 am
Choral Service of Holy Communion
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir and soloists, accompanied by members of St. Paul’s ensemble-in-residence, Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Music includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D

Sunday, February 24, at 7 pm
Concert featuring the A Cappella Choir of Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Directed by Dr. John Dickson; free and open to the public


* generously supported by St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society

 

March 2019

Sunday, March 3, at 4 pm
Choral Evensong for the last Sunday after the Epiphany
Sung by St. Paul's Choir and St. Paul’s Choral Scholars
Magnificat tone II - Paul Halley
Trinity Service
Nunc Dimittis - David Briggs
O nata lux - Morten Lauridsen

Sunday, March 6, at 7 pm 
Service for Ash Wednesday with the Imposition of Ashes
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Treble Choir with music by Richard Farrant, Thomas Attwood and Henry Purcell.

{ See also: Lenten Recital Series: March 7–April 11, 2019 }

Friday, March 22, at 7 pm
Concert featuring the choir of Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and St. Paul’s Choral Scholars
Directed by Dr. Gary Seighman and Eddie Quaid; free and open to the public

Sunday, March 31, at 4 pm
Choral Evensong for the Season of Lent
Sung by St. Paul's Choral Scholars and St. Paul's Treble Choir
Short Service - Orlando Gibbons
Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake - Richard Farrant

April 2019

Sunday, April 14, at 8, 9:30, and 11 am
Services for Palm Sunday with the Procession of Palms
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Children’s Choirs with brass ensemble
Music includes a newly commissioned anthem by Philip Moore, thanks to the support of St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society

Thursday, April 18, at 7 pm (Maundy Thursday)
Choral Service of Holy Communion with the Stripping of the Altar
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Treble Choir
With music by Edward Bairstow and Maurice Duruflé

Friday, April 19, at noon 
Service for Good Friday
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir 
With music by Antonio Lotti and John IV Portugal

Saturday, April 20, at 7 pm (Holy Saturday)
The Vigil of Easter
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir 
With music by Philip Baker and Rene Clausen

Sunday, April 21, at 8, 9:30, and 11 am
Morning Worship for Easter Sunday
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir 
With music by William Walton and Georg Frederic Handel’s ‘Hallelujah’

May 2019

Sunday, May 5, at 11:05 am
Children’s Choirs Festival at Morning Worship
Sung by St. Paul’s Treble Choir and Choristers

Sunday, May 19, at 4 pm
St. Paul's Choral Scholars End-of-Year Concert
Sung by St. Paul’s Choral Scholars, directed by Eddie Quaid
Featuring highlights of the music sung in worship throughout the 2018-2019 season

June 2019

Sunday, June 2, at 4 pm
Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Ascension
Sung by St. Paul's Choir
Canticles in B minor - Hugh Blair
O clap your hands together - Orlando Gibbons

*Sunday, June 16, at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 am
Morning Worship for Trinity Sunday
Sung by St. Paul’s Choir with brass ensemble
Music including Eugène Gigout’s ‘Grand Choeur Dialogué’

Monday, June 16 - Sunday, June 23
RSCM Gulf Coast Summer Course at St. Paul’s
Residential week for girl choristers ages 10-18, with special guest clinician, Walden Moore