Music

Music is an important part of Christian Science services. The congregation sings from the Christian Science Hymnal, 1932 and 2017 editions. The services are accompanied by a three manual Ahlborn-Galanti digital organ equipped with a Proteus FX sound module and a 5' 3" Yamaha GC1 piano.

A distinctive feature of Christian Science churches is the solo that is chosen to highlight some aspect of each week's Bible Lesson-Sermon.

Music styles vary from classical to contemporary. Chorale preludes based on the hymns sung in the services are often presented as part of the prelude music.

Everyone is welcome to arrive early for the prelude music and join with others in prayerful preparation for the services.

Soloist: Judith RichardsonOrganist: Kirk Kryvenchuk



Upcoming Solos

21.June: How Great Thou Art - Stuart K. Hine et al. / Traditional, Stuart K. Hine, arr. Lloyd Larson
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean 
28.June: Bless the Lord, O My Soul - Psalms 103:1-4, 11, 13 / Katherine K. Davis
5.July: Father of All - Thomas Latta / César Franck
  Offertory: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - Hugh Mitchell
with John Lambert, baritone 
12.July: Be Not Afraid- Isaiah 43:2,3; Luke 20 / Bob Dufford
19.July: Every Valley - Isaiah 40 / John Ness Beck
  Prelude: On Eagle's Wings - Psalm 91 & Isaiah 40:31 / Michael Joncas
with John Lambert, baritone
26.July: Feed My Sheep - Mary Baker Eddy / Don Humphreys
  Offertory: Rock of Ages - Frederic W. Root / Andrew D. Brewis
with John Lambert, baritone
  Prelude: This is the Day (CSH #586) - Pablo Soso, tr. Mary Louise Bringle / Pablo Sosa
with John Lambert, baritone
2.August Above All Else, Lord - Colossians 3:12-14 / Joel Raney
  Offertory: His Banner Over Me is Love - Song of Solomon 2:3-4 / Unknown
with John Lambert, baritone
  Prelude: May God Give Us Her Blessing (CSH #532)
Numbers 6:24-26; Leide Lessa / Dagmar P.R. Borges & Gelson Luíz
with John Lambert, baritone
9.August: Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / G.F. Handel
  Offertory: Create in Me a Clean Heart - Psalms 51:10-12 / K.G.
with John Lambert, baritone
16.August: A Simple Song - Stephen Schwartz / Leonard Bernstein
23.August: Make Us One - Sally DeFord
with Wendy Grant, violin
30.August: He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah - Isaiah 40, Matthew 11 / G.F. Handel
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean
6.September: Like as a Father - Psalm 103 & Isaiah 45 / Simon Clark
13.September: How Beautiful Upon the Mountains - Isaiah 52:7, Psalms 104:31-33 / F. Flaxington Harker

Complete 2020 Solo List
2020 Solo List 2014 Solo List
2019 Solo List 2013 Solo List
2018 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2017 Solo List 2011 Solo List
2016 Solo List 2010 Solo List
2015 Solo List 2009 Solo List

 


 
Offertory: His Banner Over Me is Love - Song of Solomon / Unknown | John Lambert, baritone

 
Offertory: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - Hugh Mitchell | John Lambert, baritone

 
Offertory: Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord - Benjamin Mansell Ramsey | John Lambert, baritone

 
Offertory: You Shall Go Out With Joy - Steffi G. Rubin / Stuart Dauermann | Carolyn & John Lambert

 
Solo: The Lord is My Shepherd - Psalm 23 / Samuel Liddle | Judith Richardson, soprano

 
Solo: His Eye is on the Sparrow - Civilla D. Martin / Charles H. Gabriel | Heather MacLean, soprano

 
Solo: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Judith Richardson, soprano

 
Solo: Entreat Me Not to Leave Thee - Ruth 1:16 / Charles Gounod | Judith Richardson, soprano

 
Offertory: Open My Eyes, That I May See - Clara H. Scott | Carolyn Lambert, soprano

 
Offertory: Alleluia - W.A. Mozart | Heather MacLean, Carolyn Lambert, sopranos & John Lambert, baritone

 
Offertory: Heavenly Sunlight - Henry J. Zelley / George H. Cook | Carolyn Lambert, soprano


"Sing to the Lord a joyful song,
Lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
To us His gracious gifts belong,
To Him our songs of love and praise.
"

John S. B. Monsell