Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Worship Services and More
Music is integral to our worship, and important to the traditions at St. Paul’s.
We honor our musical history as we are preparing to commemorate 150 years of our church on the corner of Third Street and Saginaw Street. We have celebrated music and musicians from the very beginning when we used a flute and cello for our first service at the Tabernacle. From the start, we have used an organ as our primary instrument. We continue our great musical traditions with artists using the Dalton Memorial Organ for our worship services and concert series.
Please join us in the 2021 – 2022 season as we continue our great musical heritage. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has a Chancel Choir, a Gospel Choir, a Handbell Choir, and of course, many opportunities for congregational singing during our Sunday services at 9:00 AM. In addition, St. Paul’s invites artists to perform occasionally at downtown Flint’s monthly Art Walk and at our ‘Music in the Heart of the City’ concert program.
Music in the Heart of the City
‘Music in the Heart of the City’ is an exciting program that carries on St. Paul’s tradition of excellence in diverse musical offerings in downtown Flint. Our distinguished Artist in Residence is Dr. Carl Angelo.
Concert admission is $10 for adults; $5 for students; all University of Michigan – Flint and Mott Community College students receive free admission with ID. In addition, supporters of the year-long concert series can sponsor the performances by making a designated tax-deductible contribution to the church. Sponsors are recognized in the printed program at every Music in the Heart of the City concert.
St. Paul’s follows state and Diocese protocols for social distancing and mask-wearing that are in place at the time of all concerts.
2021 – 2022 ‘Music in the Heart of City’ Season Schedule
9/11 REMEMBRANCE CHOIR
Directed by: Daniel Schmier & Steven Holovach
Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Harpsichord & Organ
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 4:00 PM
VOICES AND PIANO
Artists: Daniel Ewart, Joseph Baunoch, Neill Campbell
Sunday, October 24, 2021 – 4:00 PM
Artist: Carl Angelo
Sunday, January 30, 2022 – 4:00
THE DALTON MEMORIAL ORGAN
Artist: Thomas Gouwens
Sunday, February 27, 2022 – 4:00
FLUTE, VOICE, PIANO
Artists: Townes Osborn Miller, Brittnee Siemon, Carl Angelo
Sunday, March 27, 2022 – 4:00 PM
ORGAN MASTER RECITAL
Artist: Matthew Benkert
April, 2022 – TBD
THE DALTON MEMORIAL ORGAN
Our current organ is the third organ built for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and was completed in 2018. This organ was built by Jerroll Adams of Milan Michigan, where he expanded and used the best of the pipe work from the second organ completed in 1940. The instrument contains eight divisions, 71 registers, 88 ranks and over 5,000 pipes. The pipes are housed in three functional cases plus an echo division in the rear gallery. The organ has a four manual console and a small two manual mini console in the gallery.
The organ was named after Florence Whiting Dalton, born to James H. Whiting and Alice M. Northup. Alice died on December 30, 1940 and her family generously gifted the church with funds for the second organ. Today’s organ pays tribute to the generous gift of her family, by continuing to be called the Dalton Memorial Organ.