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Great Insights: Great Music at Saint James

Prepared by Canon James Buonemani, Organist & Director of Music January 2021 The year 2020 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of our series Great Music at St. James as well as the twenty-fifth anniversary of the rebuilding of our magnificent 1911 Murray Harris organ in St. James’ Church from the former St. Paul’s Cathedral. Due to…

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Meet Dermot, Kara, Laura & Kathryn

Dermot Kiernan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (majoring in performance on the Classical Accordion) and a Master’s Degree in Medieval Music Performance and Musicology from The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  During his time at University, Dermot sang with all three of Dublin’s Cathedral Choirs in and several ensembles, including Schola Cantorum Dublinia, The University College…

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Meet Brett

Brett McDermid holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.  After graduation, Brett spent several years touring in the US and internationally with various choirs.  He has performed with The Concordia Choir, Kentucky Opera, Cornerstone Chorale, the Pallas Ensemble and the Cardinal Singers.     Brett currently sings with the Clarion Singers, Los Angeles Master…

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Meet Jae, Michael and Anna

Jae Park is studied Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Cal State Long Beach. He has performed in the Chamber Choir, the University Choir, and the Men’s Chorus. With the Chamber Choir, he has performed at ACDA Conventions, and won the first prize at the Choir of the World Competition in 2017. He also…

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Meet Kathryn, Andrea, and Adam

Soprano and composer Kathryn Shuman performs regularly as a soloist and an ensemble singer. As an avid explorer of the voice, she is continually finding ways of implementing found techniques in performance – from Baroque and contemporary classical, to opera, experimental, and improvisatory music. Most recently, Kathryn performed her main stage LA Phil solo debut in Meredith…

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Meet Dermot, Max, Kara, and Laura

Dermot Kiernan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (majoring in performance on the Classical Accordion) and a Master’s Degree in Medieval Music Performance and Musicology from The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  During his time at University, Dermot sang with all three of Dublin’s Cathedral Choirs in and several ensembles, including Schola Cantorum Dublinia, The University College…

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Back to Ireland

The Choir of Saint James went on a tour of Ireland in the summer of 2019, singing in various sacred spaces for performed concerts and services in Dublin, Tullamore, Cork and Galway. A native Irishman, and member of the choir, Dermot Kiernan writes a reflection on these memories one year ago. Members of the choir…

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Choir Recognition

At this time of year, I am honored to recognize members of the Choir of Saint James who mark milestones in their time with us. It also gives me joy to share these incredible people with you, our congregation: to get to know them better and to appreciate their wonderful and diverse talents. First, I…

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The Final Chord of Ireland

This submission was written by the Dean for The Choir of Saint James, Adam Noel. As I write this, it is the eve of the choir’s final time singing together on this tour to Ireland. We will be singing the morning Eucharist service at St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway, which serves as a perfect…

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Sights, Sounds, and Savories of Galway

This article was written by choir member, Kristina Valcarce.  This morning the choir left Cork to head to Galway.  I woke up earlier than I expected and enjoyed the delicious breakfast that came with our stay at the Metropole Hotel.  It didn’t take very long to pack up, so I left my bags with the…

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