We begin a new season of music ministry by welcoming Kaleb Wilkening, our new Assistant Director of Music. A senior piano performance major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kaleb comes to us with a wealth of experience in classical piano and viola performance and teaching. Kaleb will accompany the Chancel Choir and Children’s Music, provide organ and piano leadership in worship and play an important role in innovative music ministry projects in the near future.
The Chancel Choir returned to worship in September and what a joy it is to have them with us again. The choir will be singing in worship most Sundays from September to May, so if you are still considering joining us, it’s not too late to jump in!
Children’s music, under the leadership of Martha Robinson, started up in September as well. They will be singing songs, learning how to use a variety of instruments, learning a number of additional musical skills and then sharing their gifts with us in worship approximately once a month. As this group grows and evolves, we’re excited to see the direction it takes!
Christmas at Saint Paul
On Sunday, December 19, at 6:00 p.m., the Chancel Choir and a number of guest musicians will present “Christmas at Saint Paul,” featuring the music of English composer Will Todd. These innovative jazz arrangements for mixed choir, jazz trio and brass quintet were originally created for a service of Jazz Carols at St. Martin in the Fields, London. This will be an opportunity you won’t want to miss.