Music Ministries

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Psalm 95:1

Music is one of the ways in which we joyfully praise and worship God. We have a rich and diverse tradition of choral and instrumental music that spans all age groups, from the children's music programs to the Chancel and bell choirs to guest artists. We invite you to find a place in our music program to share your talent and express your spirituality. For more information about our music programs, contact Shawn Portell.

Music in a Great Place

Under the leadership of Shawn Portell, Director of Music/Sr. Organist, this series began in 1996 to provide music that would enhance the worship experience beyond what we are able to provide as a congregation. Throughout its history it has attracted hundreds of musicians, actors, dancers and choirs not only from the St. Louis community, but also from across the United States, Asia and Africa. This series is partially funded by the Dysart Fund for the Musical Arts at WGPC. Contributions in support of the series are always welcome.

Missouri Music and Musicians

Sunday, June 12th, 2:00pm in the sanctuary
Webster Arts and Webster Groves Presbyterian Church present a "Missouri Music and Musicians" concert presentation performed by a six-piece ensemble from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.

The Sheldon Concert Hall created the "Missouri Music and Musicians" program, following up on their "Show Me the Music" project during 2021 when Missouri celebrated its Bicentennial. Many Missouri musicians, both those born here and those who worked here, have made significant contributions to many genres of American music. Missouri can rightly be proud of its musical heritage and the creativity of Missouri musicians continues to the present day.

The concert features ragtime, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, and pop, including music by Scott Joplin, W.C. Handy, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Tina Turner, Fontell Bass, Clark Terry, Miles Davis, and Chuck Berry - performed by Carolbeth True & Friends. Members of the Carolbeth True & Friends band are pianist and music director Carolbeth True, vocalist Kim Fuller, saxophonist Larry Johnson, trumpeter Randy Holmes, bassist Blake Mickens, and drummer David True.

The concert is made possible with support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and JPL Development.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.