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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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Holy Week 2016

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

Holy Week 2016

Holy Week this year promises to be one unlike any other Holy Week at St. James as we commemorate the passion of Christ and celebrate his resurrection with our Christian partners from St. Michael’s.  Throughout the week we will have shared services with separate communion, as has become the practice here.  We hope that everyone will join us in this most holy and joyful time. Sunday, March 20th, 9:30am: St. James Palm Sunday Service, with procession in the Park Blocks Monday, March 21st, Noon: Contemplative Prayer, Pioneer Chapel Tuesday, March 22nd, Noon: Contemplative Prayer, Pioneer...

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Christmas in January 2016!

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Happenings, Music | 0 comments

Christmas in January 2016!

BACH CANTATA — Weinachtsoratorium, BWV 248 Part V — Sunday, January 10th at 5:00pm — Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Part V composed for the first Sunday in the New Year.  Soloists Christine Welch-Elder, Laura Thorson, Les Gree and Kevin Walsh will join the St. James Bach choir and an orchestra of strings and two oboes d’amore in this cantata based on the Gospel reading on the Flight to Egypt.  The congregation will sing the traditional Quempas Carol with choirs and orchestra.  Pre-service music begins at 4:50.  Freewill offering.  A reception in the Pioneer Chapel follows the...

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2015 Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Happenings, Music, Special Occasions, Worship | 0 comments

2015 Advent and Christmas at St. James!

Advent Midweek Soup Suppers & Worship:  Gather with us at 6:45pm for soup & 7:30pm for worship during the Wednesdays in Advent. Throughout Advent we begin a year-long reading from the gospel of Luke.  God’s word reminds us that God is “advancing” towards us in the past life of Jesus and into the present and endless future with God in Christ – even in the presence of disaster, suffering, pain and death.  Join us in this journey as we prepare for Christmas with our neighboring churches. Wednesday, December 2nd:     First Baptist Church 909 SW 11th Ave. 503-228-7465...

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