Music

Choristers
The Choristers are young singers ranging in age from approximately 8 to teens. They follow the Royal School of Church Music model which includes training in proper use of the voice, music theory, sight singing, as well as hymns, liturgy, and sacred music. The Choristers sing in worship at the 10:45 service on the second Sunday of each month as well as festivals.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30, September through May, in the Music Room. New members are welcome!

Choir
The St. James Choir is the backbone of the music program at St. James Episcopal Church, providing musical leadership at the 10:45 a.m. service on most Sundays, September through May. The choir welcomes adults as well as high school and college age singers. A wide variety of music, including hymns, liturgical music, Psalmody, and sacred choral music from many historical eras is included in its repertoire.

The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30, September through May, in the Music Room at St. James. New members are always welcome!

Handbells
The Handbell Choir provides music for worship several times throughout the church year, using three octaves of Schulmerich handbells and choir chimes.  Both youth and adults are welcome to participate in this group, and new members are welcome.  Training will be provided as needed.

The Handbell Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30, September through May, in the Undercroft of the church.

Resources
Instrumental and vocal soloists and ensembles participate in worship in a variety of ways throughout the year.  Musicians of all ages are encouraged to share their talents at St. James.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact St. James Director of Music Marlene Hallstrom.