Paul HardingDirector of Music
Paul Harding, B.Mus., B.Ed. (Queen's '73, '74), has been Organist and Choirmaster at Grace United Church since 1968. His early training on piano was with Mrs. Pearl Mabee, and he later studied with H.W. Hawke and C. David Cameron. Paul taught Music for the Upper Canada District School Boards at Athens High School and Gananoque Secondary School from 1974 to 2001, when he retired to teach privately. He has been active on the music scene in the Kingston area as a rock musician, accompanist, conductor, and musical director for over five decades.
Grace United Senior ChoirChoir
Grace Church has an excellent tradition of choral excellence, having engaged such notable organists and choir directors as H.W. Hawke and Dr. Graham George. Under the direction of Paul Harding, our present Director of Music, the choir presents a balanced program of traditional choral repertoire by the masters and contemporary writing by the best-known composers of today's church music. Practices are weekly, Thursday afternoons at 2:30pm, and the choir presents an anthem at each service from September to July. We have social events from time to time, notably our Christmas and Spring pot-luck suppers. We have two major goals: to present the best possible musical offering to praise God in worship and to have fun while doing it. We believe that we accomplish both these goals. New members are always welcome.