Thank you to our talented and dedicated choirs for presenting this magnificent service in our Advent journey!
If you couldn’t make it in person or just want to experience the music and readings again, you can watch the service on YouTube at bit.ly/lessonscarols2017
Our choirs will present a Choral Eucharist at 10:00 PM on Christmas Eve, and we have lots of programs and services for the whole family coming up this week – check out our full calendar for the remainder of Advent and Christams at bit.ly/sjecchristmas2017
Continue reading “Photos: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols 2017”
“How often, making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!” – When in Our Music God is Glorified … Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000)
During the last three years it has been a privilege and a joy to watch and hear the music at Saint James’ develop into a robust extension of our liturgy. The adult choir has grown into a vibrant and supportive group of folks who love each other and love to sing. The Saint James’ Youth Chorale began two years ago with only five members and now has tripled in size, and the choristers have brought home a trophy from an adjudicated event! The fun-loving handbell ringers have adjusted to my direction and are eager to learn more music and ring at more events inside and outside the church. Lastly, as I’ve said before, it is the strong and full-voiced congregational singing that makes our services so special.
Continue reading “Message from Jesse Ratcliffe, Director of Music”