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 Praeludium III digital organ equipped with a ProteusFX 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

(Click on the links for lyrics)
21.April: For the Beauty of the Earth TRIO - F.S. Pierpoint / John Rutter
with Judith Richardson, Heather MacLean, sopranos, John Lambert, baritone
and Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: A New Commandment (CSH #433) - The Bible / arr. John F. Wilson
with Judith Richardson, Heather MacLean, and John Lambert
  Benediction: The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Numbers 6:24 / John Rutter
with Judith Richardson, Heather MacLean, and John Lambert
28.April: Create in me a Clean Heart - Pslams 51:10-13 / Carl F. Mueller
5.May: Communion Hymn - Mary Baker Eddy / Robert Collister
12.May: How Beautiful are the Feet from Messiah - Romans 10:15 / G.F. Handel
  Prelude: Love Divine, Your Healing Presence (CSH #529) - Fenella Bennetts / BLAENWERN
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
19.May: The Penitent - Luke 15:11-25 / Beardsley Van de Water
  Prelude: Lord, Open His Eyes (CSH #527) - Elizabeth Glass Barlow / Désirée Goyette
with John Lambert, baritone
  Offertory: I Vow to Thee My Country - Cecil Spring Rice, Micahel Perry / Gustav Holst THAXTED
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano & John Lambert, baritone
26.May: Hope - Mary Baker Eddy / Melanie H. Alcázar
2.June: If God be for Us from Messiah - Romans 8:31, 33, 34 / G.F. Handel
9.June: Eye Hath Not Seen - I Corinthians 2:9, 10 / Glenn Hardy
16.June: Love Bade Me Welcome - George Herbert / Ralph Vaughan Williams

 
Solo 3.June 2018: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Judith Richardson, soprano
 
Solo 15.April 2018: Awake Thou That Sleepest - The Bible / William S. Ward-Stephens | Judith Richardson, soprano
 
Solo 11.March 2018: 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

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"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