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

1.September: Come Follow Me - J. Paul Williams / Joseph M. Martin
  Offertory: Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Charles Wesley / Joseph Parry
with John Lambert, baritone
8.September: Mother's Evening Prayer - Mary Baker Eddy / Nan Butcher
15.September: Song of Unity - Joseph M. Martin
  Offertory: At the River - Robert Lowry, arr. Aaron Copland
with John Lambert, baritone
22.September: Invocation - Elizabeth Rau / Greg Granoff
29.September: Arise, Shine, for Thy Light is Come - Isaiah 60:1-4, 19, 20 / Don Humphreys 
6.October: The Whole Armour of God - Ephesians 6:10-17 / Peter B. Allen
13.October: Give Thanks and Sing - Jean Anne Shafferman / Traditional, arr. Patti Drennan
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord - Benjamin Mansell Ramsey
with John Lambert, baritone & Shona Mitchell, flute
14.October: Bless This House - Helen Taylor / May H. Brahe
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano
  Prelude: Simple Gifts - Elder Joseph Brackett, arr. Aaron Copland
with John Lambert, baritone

Complete 2019 Solo List

 
Solo 3.June 2018: O Rest in the Lord from "Elijah" - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | 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

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


"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