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The Music Ministry has a number of efforts planned for the year ahead. You can see the full year and much more in our 2018-2019 Music ministry brochure. We are especially pleased to include:

Fall 2018

September 23                        Corey’s Gospel Hour: Readings and Old-time Gospel hymns           

Sunday, 7:00 pm                       led by local musician Corey Axt in Valentine Hall

October 7                               St. Francis Day: Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, 9:00 am                       Cherub Choir and Children’s Choir

October 12                              Organ Recital: Jeremy Thompson

Friday, 7:00 pm                      Organist of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville

October 21                            Choral Eucharist: Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd

Sunday, 11:15 am                  Parish Choir

October 28                            U2 Celtic Mass

Sunday, 9:00 am                West Gallery Choir and Guitar Ensemble

November 1                        Three Choirs All Saints Day Eucharist: Requiem by John Rutter

Thursday, 7:00 pm             sung by the choirs of St. Paul’s, St. Stephen’s and St. James’s Church

 November 4-11                      Choir Mission Trip: Haiti

November 22                         Thanksgiving Day Holy Eucharist

Thursday, 10:00 am                  Parish Choir

December 2                            Advent Lessons and Carols

Sunday, 5:00 pm                       West Gallery Choir and Youth Choir

December 16                          Christmas Pageant

Sunday, 5:00 pm                       Cherub Choir, Children’s Choir, and Youth Choir

December 17                          Our Christmas Hope

Monday, 7:00 pm                      A service of chant, carols, prayer and candlelight

December 24                          Christmas Eve Family Eucharist

Monday, 4:00 pm                     Cherub Choir and Children’s Choir

7:00 pm                                    Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

West Gallery Choir and Youth Choir

10:30 pm                                 Christmas Eve Choral Prelude: Handel’s Messiah

Parish Choir and Strings

11:00 pm                                 Festival Holy Eucharist


Music, Mission & Outreach

Haiti Mission Trip – November 4-11, 2018 Inspired by St. James’s motto, “Be ye doers,” the choir made its first mission trip to New Orleans in 2008. This year, the choir takes its eleventh mission trip, travelling to Jacmel, Haiti, to continue work on a new facility for Wings of Hope ­– a home for disabled and handicapped children and adults.

The Virginia Home – 7:00 p.m., Fourth Monday of each month, September – May Led by members of the Guitar Ensemble, choristers and parishioners gather to sing hymns, bluegrass, Beatles tunes and vintage rock & roll with residents of the Virginia Home. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to join us.

Christmas Caroling – 5:00 p.m., December 18 Each December, choristers carol at the Virginia Home, Westminster Canterbury, and the homes of parishioners who are home-bound. All are welcome to come share this joy of the season.

Enjoy more examples of our Music Ministry here:

Parish Choir - December 24, 2018

Prelude with selections from the Messiah

Selections from G.F. Handel's Messiah sung by the St. James's Parish Choir accompanied by members of the Richmond Symphony. Dr. Mark Whitmire, music director, and Virginia Ewing Whitmire, organist and choirmaster.

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