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Reformation 500

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Education, Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

Reformation 500

October 13th-15th, 2017: A weekend of events in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation at historic St. James Lutheran Church in downtown Portland. FRIDAY, October 13th 7:30pm Lecture:  “Why in 2017 Should We Be Interested in the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Protestant Reformation?” presented by Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Reformation Scholar, Emerita Director, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and Emerita Regents’ Professor of History at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Free event. In honor of the 500th...

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13th Annual 4 x 4 Concerts

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Music | 0 comments

13th Annual 4 x 4 Concerts

4 X 4 Piano Duet Series at St. James:  4 Friday Noon Concerts in August — The 13th annual summer Friday noon series of 4 X 4 concerts returns to St. James on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.  The XX Digitus Duo, the Carlson-Jeffers Duo and the LeRoi Nickel Duo will all return for 45 minute programs of one piano, four-hand classics with a free-will donation at the door.  All concerts begin at St. James Lutheran Church at 12:10pm and will be repeated at St. Luke – San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver (426 E. 4th Plain Blvd. — Tel. # 360-696-0181) at 6:00pm. August 4th: Timothy...

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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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