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

11.September: On Wings of Faith - Evelyn C. Markham / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  Offertory: Trust in the Lord - Proverbs 3:5-6; Romans 11:33, 36 / A.K.
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano
18.September: How Majestic is Your Name - Michael W. Smith
25.September: Arise, Shine - Isaiah 60:1; 41:10; 45:22 / Robert Collister
2.October: Mother's Evening Prayer - Mary Baker Eddy / Don Humphreys
Guest soloist: Carolyn Lambert
9.October: I Will Sing Praise - Joseph M. Martin
with Shona Mitchell, flute
10.October:
THANKSGIVING
Go Out In Joy - Isaiah 55:12, Joseph M. Martin / Joseph M. Martin
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano & John Lambert, baritone
16.October: Come, Ye Blessed - Matthew 25:34-40 / John Prindle Scott
23.October: Christ My Refuge - Mary Baker Eddy / James G. MacDermid
30.October: Praise Ye the Lord - Psalm 107 / Robert Collister
   

Complete 2022 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
2015 Solo List 0

 


 
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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