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

7.January: Father in Heaven - Katherine K. Davis / Franz Schubert
  Offertory: Wexford Carol - Traditional Irish Carol
with Judith Richardson, soprano
14.January: In Remembrance - Kathryn Paulson / Martin Broones
21.January: God is Revealed as Infinite Light - Mary Baker Eddy / Daniel Burton
28.January: The Truth Shall Make You Free - Gail Allen / Bob Moline 
4.February: Though I May Speak With Moving Words - Fenella Bennetts / O WALY WALY
Guest soloist: John Lambert, baritone
11.February: Wilderness Proclaimed - Madelon Maupin / Carol Crowder Phillips
18.February: Soul's Art Healing You - Godfrey John / John F. Wilson
25.February: Acquaint Now Thyself with Him - The Bible, Denice Koch / Michael Head
3.March: Come Unto Christ - Sally DeFord
with Wendy Grant, violin
10.March: Satisfied - Mary Baker Eddy / Bruce Broughton
17.March: Watchful's Song - The Bible / Ralph Vaughan Williams
24.March: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho [Duet] - Traditional, arr. Pat Willet
with Judith Richardson and Carolyn Lambert, sopranos
   

Complete 2024 Solo List
2023 Solo List eee
2022 Solo List 2015 Solo List
2021 Solo List 2014 Solo List
2020 Solo List 2013 Solo List
2019 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2018 Solo List 2011 Solo List
2017 Solo List 2010 Solo List
2016 Solo List 2009 Solo List

 


 
Thanksgiving hymn CSH #150 with soloists and congregation

 
A selection of hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal (1932)
#3 "A grateful heart a garden is" | #30 "Love" with words by Mary Baker Eddy
#81 "God is with me" | #93 "Happy the man whose heart can rest"
Judith Richardson, soprano with Kirk Kryvenchuk, organ

 
Solo: How Can I Keep from Singing? - "Pauline K." / Robert Lowry, arr. Sally DeFord & Kirk Kryvenchuk
Judith Richardson, soprano with Wendy Grant, violin

 
Offertory: The Pilgrims - B.W. Gorham | John Lambert, baritone

 
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


 


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