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)
16.September: Many Gifts, One Spirit - Matthias Claudius / Mary Lynn Lightfoot
  Offertory: The Hem of His Garment - George Frederick Root
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano 
23.September: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho [Duet] - Traditional, arr. Pat Willet
with Judith Richardson & Carolyn Lambert, sopranos
  Offertory: There are None Friendless, None Afraid (CSH #581) - William P. McKenzie / Jay Frost
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
30.September: How Can I Keep From Singing? - Robert Lowry, arr. Sally DeFord
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Teach me Thy way, O Lord - Benjamin Mansell Ramsey
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano, and Shona Mitchell, flute
 
7.October: The Lord is God - Mary Baker Eddy / Daniel Burton
  Offertory: The Law of the Spirit of Life - Romans 8:1-6 / G.C.
with John Lambert, baritone
  Prelude: Sing and Rejoice - Unknown
with Judith Richardson, Carolyn Lambert, and John Lambert
8.October:
THANKSGIVING
The Time for Turning - Pamela Martin / Traditional Irish, arr. Craig Courtney
Guest soloist: Carolyn Lambert
, soprano
  Prelude: This is the Day (CSH #585) - Laura Lee Randall / Jonathan Roberts
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano, and John Lambert, baritone
14.October: Draw Nigh to God - The Bible / Clement W. Barker
  Offertory: Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart - Psalms 139 / Unknown
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
21.October: Reflections from Micah - Micah 6;6-8 / Joseph M. Martin

 
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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2017 Solo List 2012 Solo List
2016 Solo List 2011 Solo List
2015 Solo List 2010 Solo List
2014 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


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