Music is an important part of the tradition at Saint Paul’s. During sung Masses on Sundays throughout most of the year, worship is enhanced by organ music and a choir. Saint Paul’s choir is comprised of devoted volunteers and has 12-15 members.
In addition, the choir sings at special services for Christmas, Holy Week and for regularly scheduled services of Evensong.
The choir’s liturgical repertoire spans the ages, from medieval chant through the masters of today, but always maintains a keen focus on the music of the Anglican tradition.
To arrange for an audition call Saint Paul’s Music Office at (215) 348-5511, ext. 12
Saint Paul’s Sesquicentennial Organ takes as its inspiration English parish church instruments of the late 19th and early 20th century. Planning for the organ began in earnest in 1995 after the renovation of the church’s interior was complete. With the help of consultant Richard Alexander, an organ was planned that would lead the congregation, accompany the choir, play the great organ literature of the past four centuries, and do it all well while fitting in the limited space available. Austin Organs, Incorporated, of Hartford Connecticut was selected as the builder of the organ. Robert Walker of Zionsville, Pennsylvania and his company produced the electronic voices that were added because of limited space for pipes. Installation was completed and the organ was dedicated in 1997.