Justin Baker, Communications & Concert Manager
Mike Irizarry, Brochure Design
Bill Vestal, Artistic Director, Sundays Live
3903 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90010
Saint James Music Office: 213/388-3015
We are located in the Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles, two blocks west of Western Avenue. Ramp accessible.
Metro Purple Line: Wilshire/Western station, then walk two blocks west.
Street parking available with additional free concert parking at 3926 Wilshire Blvd. across from the front of the church.
Welcome to Great Music at Saint James
INTERNATIONAL LAUREATES ORGAN SERIES
For the past twenty-three years we have been honored to host many of the most distinguished organists from throughout the world. This season we welcome American organists Malcolm Matthews, Joshua Stafford, Isabelle Demers and Alcee Chriss, as well as French organist Jean-Baptiste Robin and Spanish organist Raúl Prieto-Ramírez.
We invite you to experience great organ music played on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ (originally built in 1911 for St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Los Angeles, 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.
The semi-professional Choir of Saint James distinguished itself in 1996 as the first American Choir to have sung in performance with the Choir of Westminster Abbey, London. They have since completed four tours of the British Isles and are 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 at 4:30 PM. Freewill offering.
ADVENT PROCESSION OF LESSONS AND CAROLS
Patterned after the ever-popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols originating from King’s College, Cambridge, England, the Choir of Saint James offers this service in anticipation of Christmas on 8 December 2019. Freewill offering.
Beginning in 1948 at Exposition Park and presented for the past 29 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA Sundays Live now takes up residence at St. James in-the-City! Chamber, orchestral, choral and solo artists from Southern California and around the globe will continue their free concert offerings at 6:00 pm. Together, our International Laureates Organ Series and LACMA Sundays Live will make every Sunday at St. James in-the-City an inspirational concert destination at 6:00 pm. LACMA Sundays Live is made possible by the Colburn Foundation in memory of Ed Elelman,and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust. For live streaming, please visit sundayslive.org, and for weekly downloads, visit kusc.org and click on Radio/On Demand.
2021: A Celebratory Season!
We are excited to celebrate several anniversaries this coming season: the 25th anniversary of the rebuilding of our magnificent pipe organ at St. James Church as well as the launching of our series Great Music at Saint James itself. In addition, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of LACMA Sundays Live since its adoption at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and now presented at St. James in-the-City.
In-person Evensongs, Organ Recitals and Chamber concerts are scheduled to resume every Sunday evening starting January 3, 2021. Prior to that, we are currently offering audio streams of LACMA Sundays Live at 6 PM. Starting in October, 2020, we will also offer video streams of past Evensongs and Organ Recitals on the 2nd Sundays of the month (including, on December 13, a video stream of a past service of Advent Lessons and Carols).
Our 2021 Event Calendar will be posted by the end of September, 2020, and will be updated to reflect any postponements/changes that may occur during our ever-evolving pandemic. Those on our email mailing list will, of course, be reminded of all our weekly offerings. (If you are not receiving our email blasts, please click the Subscribe button above.
Again, welcome to our 2021 Celebratory Season!
This Week's Live Stream
Sept 27 | 6:00 PM
CROSSROADS EMMI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Alexander Treger conducts a program including Nokuthula Ngwenyama: Sonoran Storm (Ngwenyama, viola soloist), Piazzolla: Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Amy Sze, violin), and Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33 (Claire Park, cello).