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

16.June: Love Bade Me Welcome - George Herbert / Ralph Vaughan Williams
  Prelude: Peace, be Still! - Mary A. Baker / Horatio R. Palmer
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
23.June: The Holy City - F.E. Weatherly / Stephen Adams
  Prelude: All Things Bright and Beautiful - C.F. Alexander / W.H. Monk
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
30.June: Love - Mary Baker Eddy / James G. MacDermid
7.July: Thine is the Greatness - I Chronicles 29, Psalm 61 / J. Lamont Galbraith
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean, soprano 
  Offertory: Leaning on the Sustaining Infinite (CSH #519) - Jill Gooding / Andrew D. Brewis
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
14.July: One Bread, One Body - John Foley, S.J., arr. Mark Hayes
21.July: He Shall Be Like A Tree - Psalm 1 / Blanche Bowling
28.July: Truth - Mary Baker Eddy / Robert Collister
4.August: There is No Fear in Love - I John 4:9, 10, 13 / Peter B. Allen
11.August: Hear My Prayer, O Lord - Psalms 143:1, 6, 8 / Daniel Burton
18.August: A Simple Song - Stephen Schwartz / Leonard Bernstein 

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