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 - 23rd Season

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.


Side x Side Percussion Duo

Kurena and Tim Crockett
September 29, 2019
8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Matt Pantaleoni, Piper

Reformation Sunday
October 27, 2019
10:30 a.m Worship Service

Stonehenge Brass Quintet

Reign of Christ Sunday
November 24, 2019
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

What Sweeter Music

Festival of Lessons and Carols
December 15, 2019
WGPC Chancel Choir, soloists and guest orchestra
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Mark Akin

Classical Guitar
January 19, 2020
8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

Lorraine Glass-Harris, Violin and Shawn Portell, Organ

March 15, 2020
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Bach Society of St. Louis

The St. John Passion, J.S. Bach
March 22, 2020

Portraits in Grace

April 10, 2020
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service

Steve Schenkel, Deborah Sharn Duo

April 26, 2020
8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services

Riverbend Bluegrass

May 17, 2020
10:30 a.m Worship Service
2:00 p.m. Concert


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