On Sunday, November 16, at 11:15 a.m. the musical portions of the Eucharist (Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) will be sung by the choir. While these are customarily sung by the entire congregation at St. James’s, in many churches, and throughout the majority of Christian history, these portions of the liturgy have been sung by the choir alone. Musicians over the centuries have composed thousands of exquisite settings of the service. We will sing the Mass in G by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1882-1956). Vaughan Williams is a central figure in British music because of his long career as teacher, lecturer, and friend to so many younger composers and conductors. He is buried at Westminster Abbey.