St. Paul's Music Programs
our music God is glorified, And adoration leaves no room for pride,
It is as though the whole creation cried Alleluia! -F. Pratt Green
(b. 1903) From The Hymnal 1982
Music permeates virtually every aspect of the life of St. Pauls, from the liturgy to the concerts
provided by the choir and the St. Paul's Quartet throughout the year. As Episcopalians, we have a musical heritage that is
rich and deeply spiritual. For 1,400 years Anglican church music has evolved as an extremely diverse and multilayered art
that celebrates and encompasses many different traditions.
The Music Program at St. Pauls is under the direction of Charles A. Rigsby, Organist and Choirmaster and Linda
Kelly, Associate Organist and Choirmaster. St. Paul's Church has a rich musical heritage. All are welcome to sing
in a choir and/or ring hand bells. Please contact Charlie Rigsby or Linda Kelly for more information: 442-7373 or by email,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Charlie is also the director of the Arkansas Interfaith Music Camp offered each year at Subiaco Abbey in Central
Our prime and privileged task is to worship the God who made us, and to proclaim Jesus as the
Savior and Hope of the world. The mission of the music is to aid the congregation in worship, through hymns, liturgical services,
music, choral anthems, ensembles, solos, and hand bells. The choir is the heartbeat of our music ministry. The choir members
volunteer and provide devoted leadership in all areas of our worship.
Cecilia Choir - for Girls and Boys in Grade 3 Rehearsals begin in August on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. This
is a preparatory time for beginning choristers, who will begin singing with the older boys and girls on Sunday, Advent I,
or sooner. They will study liturgy, vocal production, music, theory, and have fun singing!
St. Theresa Choir for Girls and St. Nicholas Choir for Boys (Grades 4 through 6). Rehearsal is on Thursday
afternoon from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. These choristers sing for the 8:45 a.m. Sunday Service,
September through May and for Festival Services. They follow the training scheme for The Royal School of Church Music. St.
Dominic Choir - for Youth Grades 7 - 12 Rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 until 4:45 p.m. and on Sunday morning
at 8:15 a.m. This group sings for the 8:45 a.m. Sunday Service, September through May, and for Festival Services. Please encourage
your teen age chorister to join this group. St. Paul Adult Choir - for Adults who are young and not so Young! This truly talented group rehearses on Wednesday
evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and sing for the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, September through May and for Festival
Services. Sunday morning rehearsal is at 10:30 a.m. (Some sneak in late after Sunday School and that is allowed, provided
they are really at Sunday School!) Their repertory is large and ever expanding.
St. Paul Quartet - These professional singers are found singing at different services and use their talents
to enhance our worship throughout the year. They are: Rebecca Harrison, soprano; Dr. Linda Jones, alto; Jason Smith,
tenor; Lance Owen, bass.
St. Andrew Handbell Choir - for Junior and Senior High Rehearsal
is on Wednesday from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. They usually play once a month and for Festival Services.