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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, featuring musical talent of regional and national prominence.  All concerts are free. Come and enjoy this varied and wonderful music in our historic church!



O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. -BCP p819

Singing and music are an important part of Anglican worship. Have a talent? We want you....


Adult Choir: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Choir Room.  On the first Thursday of the month, we conclude choir rehersal with a sung Compline service in Hallam Chapel (all are invited!)

We are always looking to add new singers—it’s an important part of our worship. For additional information about joining the choir, email Katherine Brighty at brightkat@snet.net.
 

E.M. Skinner, Opus 220

St. James Episcopal Church has a long-established tradition for musical excellence. The organ, an Ernest M. Skinner, Opus 220 built in 1914, is one of the finest instruments in New England, and was donated to the Parish by local philanthropist and railroad magnate, Morton Plant in memory of his wife. The inscription on the memorial plaque designed by Gorham Company-New York reads “To the Praise and Glory of God and in the loving memory of Nellie Capron Plant”. Opus 220 has 43 ranks of pipes with four divisions and pedal, and contains 2680 pipes. Major tonal changes were done by the Möller Company in 1952.

The organ was reconditioned in 2002 by the Foley-Baker Organ Company. This work involved removal of the entire instrument for shop restoration including every valve, pouch, bellows and pneumatic device. All the pipes were removed, washed and regulated. The organ's original mechanical systems were replaced with state-of-the-art electronic switching that includes recall and playback of performances precisely as originally played by the organist.

Can't get ehough of those hymns? OREMUS has lyrics and sound files for almost all the hymns in the 1982 Hymnal. Click on the link below....
Oremus Online Hymnal

This is a VERY rich resource, with hymns available from many other hymnals as well.
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