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Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Posted on May 1, 2017 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Bach Cantata Vesper on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 pm. This final Bach Vesper of the 2016-17 season will feature the festive Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11 with full orchestra of three trumpets, two oboes, two flutes, and strings joining St. James Bach choir, and soloists Catherine Van der Salm (soprano); Laura Thoreson (alto); Les Green (tenor); and Kevin Walsh (bass).  The Ascension Oratorio appeared in the same liturgical year as the Christmas Oratorio.  The text for the Ascension Oratorio, a compilation of several biblical sources, free poetry and chorales, was presumably written by Picander,...

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Holy Week 2017

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Holy Week 2017

— Passion Sunday, April 9th, 9:30am, Procession of Palms and Reading of the Passion. — Maundy Thursday, April 13th, Noon, Eucharist and footwashing in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Eucharist in the Pioneer Chapel & Stripping of the Sanctuary Altar. — Good Friday, April 14th, Noon, Adoration of the Cross in Pioneer Chapel. 7:00pm, Selections from Bach’s St. John Passion with choir, soloist and instruments in Sanctuary. — Vigil of Easter, April 15th at 7:30pm in Sanctuary, Processional from courtyard with traditional readings and psalms, original complementary...

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Jazz Vespers: February 19th

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Music, Worship | 0 comments

Jazz Vespers:  February 19th

St. James Jazz Vespers — Sunday, February 19th, 5:00pm — Music of jazz standards begins at 4:50pm — She’s back again!  St. James favorite, jazz singer Marilyn Keller, returns for a third year at our monthly jazz vesper.  Marilyn is a 29-year veteran of music and stage performance with a voice that is beyond category.  Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, Blues, whatever the genre, Marilyn is more than able to deliver flawless, emotional, heart-breaking vocals.  Marilyn has built a career that takes her worldwide as a featured artist in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands,...

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Christmas in January 2017!

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Christmas in January 2017!

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio VI — RESCHEDULED DUE TO PORTLAND WINTER STORM — The Jan. 8th BACH CANTATA VESPER at St. James HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 22nd at 5:00pm — The BACH CANTATA VESPER on January 22nd will feature the final portion of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio written to be sung on the Feast of the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas.  This festive conclusion to Bach’s six cantata Christmas Oratorio features a large orchestra of 3 trumpets, 2 oboes, tympani, and strings. Soloists Arwen Myers (soprano), Les Green (tenor), and Kevin Walsh (baritone)...

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Holiday Events at St. James 2016-17

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

Holiday Events at St. James 2016-17

During this Advent and Christmas season we have many opportunities to celebrate at St. James.  Consider inviting a friend to share in the special events of this season. Bach Cantata:  Sunday, December 4th, 5:00pm. The St. James Bach Choir and Orchestra present Bach Cantata 61, written for the first Sunday in Advent.  Dr. Paul Tegels of Pacific Lutheran University will be the guest organist.  A reception in the Pioneer Chapel follows the Cantata. Lucia Sunday:  December 11th, 9:30am. Officially celebrated on December 13th, which marked the longest night of the year on the medieval...

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