Concerts & Recitals

Concerts and Recitals

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Saint Paul’s: A Concert Venue
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Since it was completed in 1929, the beautiful neo-Gothic sanctuary of Saint Paul’s has been the venue of many recitals and concerts, featuring groups of different sizes, choral and instrumental, performing music both sacred and secular.  It was the first home of Philadelphia’s Basically Bach Festival, and currently hosts Saint Paul’s own Five Fridays concert series.  The church boasts an extremely fine Aeolian-Skinner organ suitable for individual recitals and accompaniment.

The sanctuary seats 400 in the nave pews, with choir stalls, gallery pews and chairs providing possible seating for an additional 200-250.  The space lends itself to a flexible arrangement of performers, with the labyrinth at the west end providing an ideal and intimate setting for smaller groups.  The ceiling soars over intricate wood carvings and stained glass windows.  A new lighting system offers many possibilities to create atmosphere suitable for the occasion.


To inquire about use of Saint Paul’s for a concert or recital, please contact the Director of Music, Zach Fritsch-Hemenway, or the Parish Office.

For all Music Events at Saint Paul’s, including those promoted by outside groups, please see the calendar below.


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