3903 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-3417
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Great Music at St. James'

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ST. JAMES' IN-THE-CITY

The Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam, Bishop-in-Charge
Canon James Buonemani, Organist & Director of Music
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

3903 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California   90010

Concert Office: 213/388-3417 ext. 200
Music Office: 213/388-3015

Email: GreatMusic@SaintJamesLA.org
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We are located in the Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles, two blocks west of Western Ave. Ramp accessible.

Metro: Purple Line: Wilshire/Western station, then walk two blocks west.

Welcome to Great Music at Saint James’

2017-2018  Season

Canon James Buonemani, Organist and Artistic Director
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

Welcome to Great Music at Saint James’

2017-2018 Season

Canon James Buonemani, Organist and Artistic Director
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

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MUSIC SEASON CALENDAR

Sunday 8 October 2017

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of Saint James’

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Johann Vexo


Sunday 12 November 2017

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of Saint James’

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Colin Andrews


Sunday 26 November 2017

7:30 PM
Compline
Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 10 December 2017

4:30 PM
An Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols

The Choir of Saint James’ sings Advent carols and music from Gregorian Chant to the present day. Join us for this annual tradition in the style of King’s College, Cambridge.
Freewill offering.
This service replaces Evensong.


Sunday 14 January 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of Saint James’

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
David Ball


Sunday 11 February 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Caroline Robinson


Sunday 25 February 2018

7:30PM
Compline
Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 11 March 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of Saint James’

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Adam Pajan


Sunday 8 April 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Michael Hey


Sunday 15 April 2018

4:30 PM
Concert
The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford in Concert
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The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford University, is undertaking its first ever concert tour to the West Coast. This is a chance to hear the group - described by leading British radio station Classic FM as ‘one of the world’s most renowned choirs’ - perform a selection of the finest works in the choral repertory, including motets by Bach and the uplifting Requiem by Herbert Howells, alongside music by the great English composers Elgar and Walton. For further details about the choir, see www.queenschoir.com.


Sunday 22 April 2018

7:30 PM
Compline
Schola Cantorum of St. James'


Sunday 13 May 2018

4:30 PM
Solemn Evensong
Choir of St. James'

6:00 PM
International Laureates Organ Series
Namhee Han


Please note: the “Australia Tour Preview Concert” scheduled for May 20, 2018 has been canceled. The Tour itself is postponed until 2019, and the Choir will be using the month of May to record a CD for commercial release later this year. Please stay tuned!


Programs subject to change.

Please visit Friends of Great Music to make a donation to assist our musical offerings.

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ADVENT PROCESSION OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM, the Choir of St. James sings an Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols. The style of this service originated at King’s College, Cambridge, England, in 1934 and was composed by Dean Eric Milner-White, who had also been responsible nine years earlier for beginning the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve. In his Preface to the Advent service, Dean Milner-White wrote: “In the old English liturgies, the Advent Offices made a preparation for the coming of our Lord to the earth far more vivid and eager than those of our present Prayerbook.” One purpose of this service is “not to celebrate Christmas, but to expect it.”

Musical selections include the Great “O” Antiphons, chanted in plainsong by the choir, and the congregational singing of the hymn “O come, O come, Emmanuel”, a recapitulation of these antiphons in poetic form. Additional music represents composers from throughout the history of western church music: Praetorius, Gibbons, Mathias, Howells, Tavener, and living composers Randall Svane, Bob Chilcott, and Los Angeles composers Sean McDermott and Morten Lauridsen. (in place of Evensong) Freewill offering.

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SOLEMN EVENSONG

Evensong in an Anglican Church is a magnificent act of worship. Sung daily since the sixteenth century, this service is one piece of the total worship of God offered by Christian people at every hour of the day and night in every part of the world.

Drawn almost entirely from the Bible, its primary purpose is to proclaim the wonderful works of God in history and in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its secondary purpose is to evoke from the worshiper a response of praise, penitence, prayer and obedience.

The Choir of St. James’ is pleased to offer the Los Angeles community the uniquely Anglican service of Evensong in the style of the great English Cathedrals on the second Sunday of the month, October through May at 4:30 PM. Freewill offering.

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INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES ORGAN SERIES

For twenty-one seasons we have been honored to host many of the world’s finest organists. This season we welcome Johann Vexo (France), Colin Andrews (England), Namhee Han (S. Korea), and American organists David Ball (Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove), Caroline Robinson (Eastman School of Music), Adam Pajan (University of Oklahoma) and Michael Hey (St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC).

We invite you to experience great organ music played on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ (originally built in 1911 by Murray M. Harris). Comprising over 5,000 pipes in total, the organ is an important part of Los Angeles musical history and takes its place among the country’s most important and magnificent instruments.

These recitals are offered as a gift to the community free of charge and we are grateful to the Ahmanson Foundation and our Friends of Great Music for their continuing support.

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SILENCE AND MUSIC -- COMPLINE

Drawn from the most contemplative of the monastic offices begun in the middle ages, this candle-lit choral service offers music from Gregorian Chant and early polyphony to the contemporary music of modern mystics. An offering of thanksgiving and a plea for peace, the voices of the Schola Cantorum of St. James’ presents three Compline services this season: on the fourth Sundays of November, February and April. Freewill offering.