Happenings

12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

12th Annual 4 X 4 Concerts

Four Fridays of Four-hand Piano Music at St. James. Four Fridays in August:  all concerts begin at 12:10 P.M. August 5th features the XX Digitus Duo with Maria Garcia, a native of Puerto Rico, and Momoko Muramatsu from Japan.  Both are graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music recently arrived in Portland.  Their eclectic repertory ranges from the classics to world music and Radiohead. August 12th features Timothy & Nancy LeRoi Nickel.  Founders of the series and graduates of the Guildhall School in London, the Duo will play Schubert’s masterpiece, the Grand Duo. August...

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Feast of St. James 2016

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Feast of St. James 2016

Sunday, July 24th — Annual Feast of St. James — We look forward to good food, good company and more fun with each other as we celebrate our Patronal Feast Day on Sunday, July 24th, following the 9:30am service.  “Chef Dennis” will be back grilling hot dogs and brats.  There will be lemonade and ice cream sundaes.  Hopefully we will be back in the sunshine in the courtyard.  But wherever we are, it will be a joyful time.  And there will likely be a few surprises this year!  You can count on it.  Bring your friends and family!  Sign-up to bring salads, side dishes and...

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BACH CANTATA 9

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

BACH CANTATA 9

BACH CANTATA 9 — “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” — Sunday, June 26th at 5:00pm — The 2015-2016 Bach Cantata season at St. James concludes with Bach’s Cantata #9 for the 6th Sunday of Trinity.  The cantata is built on hymn #590 in our red hymnal (“Salvation unto us has come”).  The featured flute part will be played by PSU music faculty Sydney Carlson.  The Bach Choir with professional orchestra of strings, oboe, and flute will be joined by vocal soloists Christine Welch-Elder, Hannah Penn, Les Green, and Kevin Walsh. Music for two organs by Cherubini will begin...

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Easter in May!

Posted on Apr 1, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Easter in May!

BACH CANTATA 31 — “Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret” (Festival of Easter: “Heaven laughs! Earth exults”) Sunday, May 1st at 5:00pm Bach’s Easter Cantata #31 “Heaven laughs! Earth rejoices” will be sung at the May 1st Bach Vesper at 5:00pm.  This tour de force Easter cantata is one of only two extant cantatas that Bach composed for Easter Day (Christ lag in Todesbanden, #4 is the other).  The lavish orchestration of 3 trumpets, 3 oboes, tympani, strings, organ, SATB choir, and 3 soloists — soprano Christine Welch-Elder, tenor Brian Tierney and...

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Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Happenings, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Looking Toward Easter 2016 …

Shrove Tuesday at St. James — February 9th, 5:30-7:00pm in the Pioneer Chapel — Celebrate Shrove Tuesday, February 9th at St. James’ Annual Pancake Dinner, in the Pioneer Chapel.  Make it a Family Dinner night.  Everyone is welcome! Ash Wednesday Services at St. James — February 10th in St. James Sanctuary — Noon Service with St. Michael’s Catholic Church (St. James members will receive communion in the Pioneer Chapel) 7:00pm Service for St. James members, friends and family Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship — Mid-week soup suppers and worship with...

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