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Singing Saints Choir

The SINGING SAINTS of Saint Paul Lutheran High School is an internationally acclaimed 60-voice concert choir under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Baker Marsh. The choir involves students in grades 9-12, and includes members from, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.  They go on a week-long domestic tour every spring.

 The award-winning choir has toured annually since 1971 with over 1000 appearances in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The choir has performed in the Kauffmann Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, and three times in Carnegie Hall, NYC.  The choir made its first international concert tour in the summer of 2018, where it performed a 19-day tour, singing in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Both the concert choir and the elite Chamber Choir consistently receives top ratings in the state of Missouri at contests and festivals, as do many individual members who compete in both vocal and instrumental solo entries.

The choir has a singular focus--that of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music.  It does this by singing a vast range of musical styles, including sacred Renaissance, German Chorales, American Spirituals, 19th-century motets, 20th century anthems, popular world music favorites and more.  They sing an average of 30+ performances a season, including performances on their annual domestic tour, in nursing homes, in worship services, and for numerous community events.  Students who graduate from the choir are selected regularly for top choirs in colleges and universities around the United States.

 


 

Concert Band

Saint Paul's band meets 5 days a week for rehearsal during the school day.  They perform at school pep rallies and home concerts. They also prepare music for chapel and some outside worship services. Band is open to any student who plays an instrument or taking regular lessons.

Chamber Orchestra

Saint Paul's Chamber Orchestra officially became a strings class in 2015. They perform at school and community activities and events, and at home concerts.  String Orchestra is available to anyone who plays the violin, viola, cello, or double bass.  Depending on the availability of instrumentalists, some years they join with the Saint Paul Band to prepare full orchestra works.