Music

We welcome Jesus into our body, mind, and spirit through worship and song.

Whether it’s by singing wholeheartedly in the pew on a Sunday morning, joining one of our outstanding choirs or bands, or attending a concert featuring world-renowned musicians, we believe music belongs at Meetinghouse Church.

Providing multiple expressions of worship, for everyone.

At Meetinghouse Church we’re glad to have multiple expressions of worship, with multiple ensembles. Whether you’re looking for a place to worship, volunteer, or lead, we have an ensemble for you.

The Chorale is the primary worship leading ensemble of the 9:30am Traditional worship service on Sunday mornings. The Chorale is conducted by Paul John Rudoi, our new Director who joins us with an already-decorated career in Musical Arts. Cathy Rodland, faculty member at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota serves as Meetinghouse’s principal organist and Chorale’s collaborative pianist. With nearly 70 voices singing through a diverse range of choral music, The Chorale offers a dynamic and fun choral experience for singers of all ages high school and up.

Chorale Schedule:
– Rehearsals Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm
– Three services a month
– Additional rehearsals and services around Christmas and Holy Week, featuring our annual Lessons and Carols service and more

View the 2022 – 2023 schedule for the Chorale at Meetinghouse.

To join the chorale, email Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church.

The Meetinghouse Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir oriented around worshiping through the diverse canon of Western Music, particularly acappella settings. Led by rising star composer and clinician Timothy C. Takach, the Chamber Singers help lead worship once a month and collaborates with The Chorale for major Festival Sundays.

To schedule an audition for the Chamber Singers, email Tim.

Always welcoming experienced vocalists.

Our Chorale has a rich, beautiful history, and we want you to be a part of it. We're always accepting applications for Core and Substitute Choral Scholars to join the collection of 60+ voices that fill our Meetinghouse with songs throughout the year. Compensation is $60 per call.

Join us for upcoming music events.

Throughout the year we provide musical experiences outside of our Sunday morning services. Here are a few events that are currently happening.

People of all ages & singing backgrounds are invited to learn the anthem for that Sunday’s traditional service – the Christmas classic, Silent Night.

– Date: December 4th
– Time: 8:30 – 9:30am
– Location: Music Center (Meetinghouse Church)
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Questions? Email Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church.

“If you have a voice, you have a song.”

Join neighbors, friends, and family in another season of Meetinghouse Church’s community sing events. The “We Sing” series will feature renowned song leaders from around Minnesota and beyond as we come together in mind, spirit, and voice through hymns. In conjunction with the Meetinghouse Masterworks performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ famous Serenade to Music, We Sing Justice will combine justice-inspired hymns from the Glory to God hymnal with songs from the Justice Choir Songbook, reminding us how music inspires change in the world.

This We Sing event is partly inspired by and in support of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, an African American nonprofit social service agency “originally designed as a settlement house for African Americans denied services from other agencies.” It has grown to provide a wide range of community support services for the Summit University area of Saint Paul and the greater Twin Cities.

Next Date: October 16th at 2:00pm
Frequency: 3-4 annually
Location: Meetinghouse Church
Cost: Free to the public, free-will offering encouraged
Register: None required

Meetinghouse Masterworks bridges the gap between regular sacred choral repertoire and large masterworks, offering a unique space for 15-30 minute chamber-sized repertoire for nearly every musician. Join us as we explore special works written for choir and small instrumental ensemble on an accessible, project based timeline several times each season.

Next Date: October 14-16th
Times:

Friday – 6:30-9:00pm (Rehearsal)

Saturday

9:00am: Coffee + Donuts
9:30am – 11:30am: Rehearsal
11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30 – 2:00pm: Rehearsal

Sunday

12:30 – 1:30pm: Dress + Soundcheck
2:00pm: Meetinghouse Masterworks: We Sing Justice

Frequency: Bi-annually (Fall and Spring)
Location: Meetinghouse Church
Cost: Free to the public, free-will offering encouraged
Register: Email Barb at bhalvorson@meetinghouse.church to sign up to sing.

Giving Voice

Giving Voice is about people, joy, and how the two come together through song. By working alongside people with alzheimers & dementia, their care partners, and volunteers in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Meetinghouse church partners with Giving Voice to provide musical opportunities in places where it’s truly impactful.

We are excited for Giving Voice Crosstown’s second season! Learn more about how you can play a part.

Have questions? Email us at givingvoice@meetinghouse.church.

Looking for your next performance space?

With a multitude of rental options, our performance spaces can accommodate groups up to 1,000 in attendance. We’d love to connect with you about booking one of our spaces.

Music Center

Capacity: 50-100 people.

Great Hall

Capacity: 250-400 people.

Hearth Room & Fireside Room

Capacity: 60-100 people.

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Meetinghouse (Sanctuary)

Capacity: Up to 1,000 people.

Meet the Team.

Paul John Rudoi

Chorale Director

Barb Halvorson

Administrative Assistant

Cathy Rodland

Organist