Festival of New Plays
The St. Paul’s Arts Council will be showcasing original, never before produced short plays in a Short Play Festival, February 9, 2020. Plays are to be in one of two categories: 2-Minute and 10-Minute plays. The theme for the 2020 festival will be forthcoming, so check back! Plays selected to be a part of the 2020 Short Play Festival will receive rehearsals with professional quality actors and directors, then presented in a staged reading for our audience.
The St. Paul’s Chancel Choir draws on a rich tradition of sacred music, from familiar church standards, to classics of the European choral repertoire to contemporary American anthems. The St. Paul’s Chancel Choir comprises 17-20 volunteers and sings for the regular 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service as well as special services throughout the Liturgical year. In addition to the primary duty of leading congregational hymnody and service music, the St. Paul’s Choir enriches worship by offering anthems, hymn descants, varied Psalm settings from Anglican Chant to Plainsong. The St. Paul’s Chancel Choir season runs from the Sunday after Labor Day through Pentecost Sunday. During the choral season, rehearsals are held each Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 9:15a.m.
The St. Paul’s handbell choir consists of 2-3 octaves of bells played by volunteers with various musical backgrounds and experiences. The handbell choir enhances our worship music by providing occasional bell descants to congregational hymns or choir anthems, in addition to playing solo handbell pieces of varied levels. The handbell choir rehearses from September through May on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30p.m. We invite and welcome new participation to our handbell choir, regardless of your musical background.
Art on the Parish Green
We want to give artists a chance to expand their following and give the community a chance to expand their appreciation of the arts! We are a downtown church, and New Albany’s downtown is a great place to be. We want to give folks an excuse to come visit downtown and see what New Albany has to offer. We are raising money for Shepherd’s Kitchen, a feeding ministry that provides free meals to 60 to 80 needy folks from our community every single Friday night of the year.
Art in the Parlor
Art in the Parlor is part of Arts Council of St. Paul's. Our mission: "To engage the church, the community, writers, actors, and other artists in conversations that will open people's eyes to the richness of art, music, and poetic words in order to bring about positive and productive creative action from truth and godly motives." Art in the Parlor hosts local artists for a month-long gallery show. During the gallery opening, each artist presents an interactive gallery talk about his/her work.
call for submissions:
Light in the Darkness: A Study of Hope and Healing
The holidays can be a challenging time for those in pain, whether that pain is physical, psychological/emotional, or all of the above. Deaths and suicides tend to spike during holidays as people suffer alone or in groups where they cannot seem to make connections. Where can those who suffer find light? How can they find hope and healing? Your artwork should explore light in darkness, hope and healing, or both ideas together—in whatever way that means to you. It may be very personal or have a broader relevance. You may choose to include the darkness in your work, but also make sure you include in some clear way, the light, hope, and/or healing that leads one out, even if it’s only small part to hang on to—make that small part unmistakable
Parlor Stories is a literary and performing arts series bringing together local actors, story-tellers, and authors reading great literature. The series is inspired by Stories on Stage in Denver, Arts & Letters Live in Dallas, and Selected Shorts in New York City. Each performance of Parlor Stories has a unifying theme presented through several stories. The stories are sometimes classic, sometimes new; performed by great actors or story-tellers from Kentuckiana who bring these short stories to life.