St. Paul's Music Ministry


St. Paul’s Church has been blessed for many, many years with a fine and active music program that serves not only our parish but also the community at-large. We enjoy marvelous choirs and an historic 1927 Skinner pipe organ.

The Music Ministry of St. Paul’s emphasizes three areas of mission:

First and foremost, music serves to glorify God in our worship services.

Second, participation in the choirs contribute materially to the Christian formation both of their members and the congregation. Participation in this ministry is for many a part of their spiritual discipline; and each choir is a caring community for its members.

Third, our Music Ministry reaches out not only to members of St. Paul’s through its weekly work, but also to the greater Rochester community, through special musical programs and services peppered throughout the season. Services of Choral Evensong, our annual Advent Lessons and Carols service, our chamber music series benefitting Rochester’s Foodlink (“…If Music be the Food…”), and other concerts/recitals are examples of these “extra-curricular” offerings.

Contact: Dr. Robert Poovey, Music Director (585-271-2240/