This Sunday at the 10:30am service we are honored to recognize the important role the Choir of St. James’ plays in making our parish a strong, vital and well-recognized community within our Diocese and wider Church. Whether appearing on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall, in concert at St. Margaret’s Church, Palm Desert or at First Congregational Church, LA, or singing Evensongs on the 2nd Sundays of the month in our own church or in the great Cathedrals in England, our Choir has spread the message of the Gospel throughout many places and inspired the hearts of many listeners. We rejoice in their ministry! And we are also grateful that through the gift of their song; our parish community has been enriched not only liturgically, but by the throngs of people who have become friends or regular members of St. James’-in-the-City.
Our singers and I gratefully acknowledge the extraordinary support of our vestry, clergy and congregation who have nurtured a ministry that brings beauty, concord and inspiration to countless individuals who have entered the doors of St. James’, listened to our music, and we hope, emerged spiritually refreshed. In the words of J.S. Bach, we as parishioners of St. James’ do all this “Soli Deo Gloria!”
Canon James Buonemani
Organist & Director of Music