Calendar

Nov
19
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Dec
3
Sun
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Dec
7
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Dec
17
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Born into a musical family, Stan Bock began his professional musical career at the age of 15, playing “tailgate” trombone in his father’s Dixieland band. In college he studied music at Fort Hays State (Kansas), receiving his B.M.E., and then his M.M.in solo performance from the University of Northern Iowa. Stan then entered the U.S. Air Force Band program where he served as trombone soloist and lead player with various groups for over 19 years. During his Air Force career, Stan performed on radio, television, and on recordings throughout the United States and Europe. Stan arrived on the Portland, Oregon scene in the mid ’90s and has become one of the most active jazz trombonists in the area, performing with a full spectrum of musical groups throughout the United States. Stan currently lives in Vancouver, WA and is on the music faculty at Willamette University where he teaches low brass, and coaches brass ensembles and jazz combos. In the Fall term of ’05, Stan joined the jazz faculty at Mt. Hood Community College where he directs Jazz Band II and Jazz Combos. Stan Bock is an endorsing artist for C.G. Conn, Inc. and he appears throughout the Northwest as a Clinician and adjudicator. Christopher Woitach, another popular soloist with Jazz Vespers, joins the in-house trio this month.

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

Bach Choir Rehearsal
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Jan
4
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Jan
7
Sun
Bach Cantata Vespers @ St. James Lutheran Church
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the old and new year with Bach’s Cantata #28 “Praise God! Now the Year is Coming to a Close.” It opens with the words “Think upon this, how much good God’s hands have done for you in the old year! Sound a happy song of thanks to Him…”  And concludes with the prayer, “Give us a peaceful year, protect us from all sorrow, and nourish us gently.”

Soloists Anna Haagenson, Laura Thoreson, Carl Halverson, and Kevin Walsh join St. James Bach Choir and orchestra of strings and 3 oboes. Hannah Brewer is guest organist with prelude music beginning at 4:50.

BACH CANTATA VESPERS AT ST. JAMES

Free will offering

St. James Lutheran Church (at the corner of SW Park Blocks and Jefferson)
1315 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

For more information: call the Church Office at 503-227-2439.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the 2017-2018 Bach Cantata Vespers schedule.

 

Jan
21
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Feb
15
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Feb
18
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Mar
18
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Bach Choir Rehearsal
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Mar
25
Sun
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Apr
1
Sun
Easter
Apr 1 all-day

Easter Festival, Sunday, April 1st: Music and Celebration at 9:30am. Christ is Risen!

Please join us for St. James Easter Festival Worship Service with festive music from the Easter portion of Handel’s “Messiah” for choir, soloists, string quartet, trumpet, and organ. Music begins at 9:15 on Easter morning.

 

Apr
5
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Apr
15
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Bach Choir Rehearsal
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Apr
19
Thu
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

Apr
22
Sun
Bach Choir Rehearsal
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mandatory rehearsal for all members of the Bach Cantata Choir.

May
20
Sun
Jazz Vespers
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Jun
2
Sat
Reception for Nancy Nickel
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception for Nancy Nickel
Saturday, June 2nd, from 4-6:00pm, in the Pioneer Chapel
Mark your calendars for this special event when we say “Goodbye” to our very special Minister of Music. On the eve of Nancy’s last Bach Cantata we will gather to wish her well, and send her off with love and thanksgiving for the music ministry she has guided St. James through for the past 13 years. This should be a celebration you won’t want to miss.

 

Jun
17
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Jul
15
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Aug
19
Sun
Jazz Vespers
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2018-2019 Jazz Vespers Series Poster

This 45 minute jazz musical setting of the Evening Prayer liturgy is held once a month. Professional jazz musicians and vocalists lead this reflective service with scriptural reading, psalms, hymns, and prayer. Preludes and postludes from the broad jazz repertoire precede and follow the service. Families and children are welcome!

June through September Vesper Services may be held in the courtyard, weather permitting.

 

Sep
14
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Sep 14 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Sep
16
Sun
A Service of Jazz and Classical Worship to Install Pastor David Knapp and Commission Minister of Music Joe Pettit
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

This month will be a special service instead of the usual Jazz Vespers. Pastor David Knapp is being installed at St. James Lutheran Church and new Minister of Music Joe Pettit will be commissioned. The service will be held in the sanctuary. Oregon Synod Bishop Dave Brauer-Rieke will be the preacher. Area clergy will process. The Eucharist will be celebrated. A champagne Reception will follow. The service will thank God for the ministry of St. James. Jazz music will begin at 4:15 pm featuring John Nastos on woodwinds.

 

Sep
21
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Sep 21 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Sep
28
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Sep 28 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Oct
5
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Oct 5 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.

 

 

Oct
12
Fri
Bach’s Lunch
Oct 12 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Friday Organ Recitals at 12:15pm

St. James will present a short organ recital every Friday, 12:15-12:45pm. Our new Cantor Joseph Pettit will play most of the recitals; there will occasionally be guest organists, or he will be joined by an instrumentalist or singer. You are welcome to bring a quiet lunch to enjoy during the music. Find your musical respite at week’s end here in the heart of the city every Friday. Recitals are free admission, although a freewill offering at the door will support Bach’s Lunch.