A Message From Your Choir Director

Exciting things are happening within our music program.  Chancel Choir is growing and new selections are being rehearsed.  Sunday you will be blessed with hearing the Handbell Choir play “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”.  Chancel Choir will sing “How Can I Keep From Singing?”, commonly known as a 19th century Quaker revivalist hymn. Folk artists, including Pete Seeger, adopted the hymn as a song of solidarity,

See you Sunday!



Chancel Choir Practice

Chancel Choir meet Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.



Handbell Rehearsal, (Wednesdays), 5:00 p.m.

“The Staff Parish Relations Committee is very pleased to announce that beginning on January 1, 2020, Olivia Huggins will be named the Music Director of St. Paul’s and will permanently take over the responsibilities of directing the chancel choir, the M2P choir and band, and the bell choir, in addition to being our very talented organist. It is wonderful that she is willing to share her considerable talents and training with us as we lose Bob Baxter to retirement, and Chuck Gee as he and Carolyn prepare to move out of the area.

As you know, Olivia has been filling in for Dr. Bob during his illness. We would like you to join us in thanking Olivia for all her hard work the last two months and in congratulating her on her new position as Music Director.”

Chancel Choir – 8:45 AM Traditional Service

It is the mission of St. Paul’s Waccamaw Chancel Choir to glorify God by enhancing the Traditional Worship Service. This is being done by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, leading the congregation in worship and performing the finest quality of sacred music.

The Chancel Choir is conducted by  Olivia Huggins, accompanist and sings for the 8:45am service each Sunday and for special services. The choir gives two major concerts each year, assisted by a string ensemble and soloists.

The  voiced Chancel Choir consists of adults, young and old, who perform some of the world’s finest choral literature. Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 7:15 pm in the music room located in the Christian Life Center. No auditions are required but some previous choral experience would be helpful.

Made to Praise – 11am Celebration service

Our 11AM Celebration Service is a wonderful service focused on praise and worship. Our Celebration Team is called “Made to Praise”. Through music, we prepare our hearts for worship of our Savior Jesus Christ. We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7:15pm in the sanctuary and Sunday mornings at 10am. If you are interested in more information or you would like to join us in praising God through contemporary worship contact Olivia Huggins


HandbellOur wonderful Handbell Choir celebrates GOD through beautiful handbell musical sounds of well-rehearsed and practiced ringing, vibrations, bells, chimes, symbols and more.  Our team has ten positions with over a dozen substitutes.  No auditions or experience necessary. A basis of knowledge of music notation and rhythms needed. Our Handbell Choir practices on Tuesdays from 9AM to 10:15AM.

We play approximately eight times a year on Sundays at our 8:45AM Traditional Service and our 11AM Celebration Service.  We also put on a spectacular Christmas celebration music performance at our worship services. To join the Handbells, please contact Olivia Huggins