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.December: Trust in the Lord - Proverbs 3:1-6,11-14 / Robert Collister
  Offertory: Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle - Traditional French Provençal Carol
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano

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8.December: How Marvelous is the Power of God - Katherine K. Davis / Joesf Haydn
15.December: He is Born - Traditional French, arr. Mark Hayes
  Offertory: Go Tell It on the Mountain - Traditional African-American
with Carolyn Lambert, soprano

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22.December: In the Bleak Midwinter - Christina G. Rossetti / Simon Clark
with Shona Mitchell, flute
  Offertory: Stille Nacht - Traditional German
with John Lambert, baritone & Shona Mitchell, flute

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29.December: What of the Day When Jesus was Born? - Mary Macdonald & Robert Ellis Key / BUNESSAN, arr. John F. Wilson
  Offertory: Ding Dong Merrily on High - Traditional French
with Judith Richardson, soprano

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5.January: Mother's Evening Prayer - Mary Baker Eddy / Don Humphreys
Guest soloist: Carolyn Lambert
12.January: Reflections from Micah - Micah 6:6-8 / Joseph M. Martin
19.January: Light of the World - Fenella Bennetts / Andrew D. Brewis
Guest soloist: Heather MacLean
 
26.January: Truth - Mary Baker Eddy / Robert Collister

Complete 2019 Solo List


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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