MUSIC ON WHALE OIL ROW 2014-15 SEASON
Music on Whale Oil Row, named for St. James’ historic setting on Huntington Street, is a new program that shares our joy in music with the whole community. All concerts are free. Come and enjoy this varied and wonderful music in our historic church!
Fall Fridays at Noon: Lunchtime Music in a Glorious Setting!
For an autumn treat, take a break in the middle of your day and enjoy these intimate concerts performed by regional musicians. Concerts begin at noon and last for about an hour. Come for as long as you can. Feel free to bring food or drink with you — and then to take it away afterwards
October 3 — Simon Jacobs, organist
October 10 — Lisa Williamson, soprano
October 17 — To be announced
October 24 — Peter Stoltzfus Berton, organist
Olivier Messiaen’s monumental La Natividad du seigneur! (The Nativity of the Lord)!
Described as one of the most important organ works of the twentieth century, this is deeply devotional and spiritual music. Student of Dukas, Widor, and Dupre and teacher of Boulez and Stockhausen, Messiaen explored the organ’s sonorities and tonalities in a stunningly original way. The work will be performed by Raymond Nagem, associate organist of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. One of the leading organists of his generation, Nagem has been praised by The New York Music Daily for his “gorgeous . . . often hypnotic playing.”
Friday, December 5, 2014, at 7:00 PM, Raymond Nagem, organist
The Anglican Singers. An independent chorus of about 30 members dedicated to the English choral tradition, the Anglican Singers are artists in residence at St. James. During the summer of 2014, they were choir-in-residence at Ely Cathedral in England.
Evensong on Sundays at 5:00 PM at St. James
October 19, 2014
February 8, 2015
March 8, 2015
April 12, 2015
May 10, 2015
Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Silent Movie Night with Robert Humphreville
A St. James and New London tradition: See and hear a classic silent movie with live organ accompaniment.
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Get an Early Start with Early Music!
For many years, New London has been a center of early music performance during the summer months. Get an early start enjoying this distinctive repertory with TENET, the New York-based early music ensemble hailed by critics including the New York Times and The Boston Musical Intellgencer for their extraordinary technical skill and palpable love of the music.
Music for Three Sopranos and Continuo
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Support Music on Whale Oil Row by making a donation to St. James Episcopal Church marked for this purpose. It is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.