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

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11.November: My Prayer Unto Thee - Patricia Siler / G.F. Handel, adapted by Patricia Siler
  Offertory: I Vow to Thee My Country - Cecil Spring Rice / Gustav Holst
with Judith Richardson and Carolyn Lambert, sopranos
18.November: High Upon a Mountain - Trilby Jordan / Lloyd Larson
25.November: Satisfied - Mary Baker Eddy / Greg Granoff
2.December: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes - Psalms 121 / Michael Head
  Offertory: Vom Himmel hoch, o Englein kommt - Traditional German
with Judith Richardson and Carolyn Lambert
9.December: Like as a Father - Psalm 103 & Isaiah 45 / Simon Clark
16.December: Still a Bach Christmas [Duet] - Traditional, arr. Mark Hayes
23.December: Slumber Song - Martin Boelitz / Max Reger, arr. Linda Spevacek
30.December: Midnight Noel - Traditional, arr. Mark Hayes

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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

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