Music on Whale Oil Row

Music on Whale Oil Row, named for St. James’ historic setting on Huntington Street, is a 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!  A freewill offering is gratefully accepted at each event, and a reception is open to all afterward in the parish hall.

Events This Year

September 30 - 3pm - Excerpts from recently composed operas by Balint Karosi, Eun Young Lee and William David Cooper, organist and choirmaster here at St. James, with outstanding soloists soprano Carrie Hennesey and baritone-basist Paul An.
October 21 - 3pm - Parlor songs with Phred Mileski, soprano and Robert Humphreville, piano accompanist.  Once Upon a Time - Songs Before the Internet.

Sunday, March 17 -  7:30 PM - Silent Movie Night at St. James - Buster Keaton and Lionel Barrymore in Spite Marriage, featuring Robert Humphreville, organist.

Sunday, May 19 - 3:00 PM - Benjamin Straley, Music Director of The Anglican Singers and Assistant Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Essex, will present an organ recital with works from Bach, Guilmant, Handel and Elgar.  Benjamin was previously the organist and associate music director at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and was named one of the "Top 20 Under 30" young organists in America by The Diapason magazine.

Look for a listing of upcoming events for the 2019-20 season in late summer!