Music at St. James's

Pat Michaels, Minister of Music

Music serves as a significant expression of our praise to God and our ministry to one another. Alongside traditional church hymnody, we incorporate music from several different traditions into our worship service. In the last year, we surveyed several Christian hymn traditions: Asian, Hispanic, Celtic, and African. We draw upon the diverse cultural history and original material of our parishioners.

Adult Choir

Our adult choir is seeking new members. All singers are welcome; no previous experience required. As well as processionals and communion hymns, we perform a weekly anthem. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

Youth Choirs

The Gospel Schola Youth Choir includes members grades 7-12. Rehearsals are Sundays from 8:30-9:15 am in our Parish Offices at 2161 Massachusetts Ave.

The Greenleaf Choir features our singers from grades two through six. Rehearsals are held on Friday afternoons from 4:00-4:45 pm in the Sanctuary.

Women Composers

Minister of Music, Patrick Michaels writes, “The Adult Choir is singing Offertory Anthems for the 2017-2018 season by women composers....Click to read the entry.


Sounds of St. James's

From Sunday morning worship:

As well as from a parish performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors":