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.

Side x Side Percussion, Kurena & Tim Crockett

October 24, 2021
9:30am Worship Service

Music in a Great Place series welcomes the Side x Side Percussion Duo. They are a percussion duo based in St. Louis, MO. Formed by Kurena Yamaguchi and Tim Crockett in 2013, the Side x Side Percussion Duo has performed throughout Japan and the United States. From classical music to pop, the duo performs musical styles of all genres. The goal of the Side x Side Percussion Duo is to perform music from a wide range of genres, collaborate with other musicians and composers, and to set new standards for performance in the world of percussion and chamber music. Making use of the variety of percussion instruments available to them, the Side x Side Percussion Duo arranges their music to be performed with creative and innovative instrument combinations, such as marimba and timpani, marimba and drum set, marimba and snare drum, etc.


St. Louis Metro Singers

November 28, 2021
7:00pm Concert

What Sweeter Music. Festival of Lessons and Carols
WGPC Chancel Shoir, soloists and guest orchestra

December 19, 2021
9:30am Worship Service

Parlor Trio

January 23, 2022
9:30am Worship Service

Rick Thum, Hammered Dulcimer

February 27, 2022
9:30am Worship Service

Stonehenge Brass Quintet

Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022
9:30am Worship Service

Fox Creek Bluegrass

May 22, 2022
9:30am Worship Service


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