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Music at St. James

Senior Choir

 

The Senior Choir is open to anyone who loves to sing and is willing to make the necessary commitment. We  rehearse each

Thursday from 8:00 p.m. 9:20 (ish) p.m.

And each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 

Everyone is welcome and there are no auditions rechoired. 

We  sing  each  Sunday  at  the  10:30  a.m. Service as well as extra Services at Christmas and during Holy Week. We also have many Social Occasions throughout the year. 

The Choir at St. James provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in the ongoing life of the Church through music and singing.  Meeting  regularly  to  rehearse each  Thursday  evening  from  8:00-9:20.m. and each Sunday morning from 9:30a.m.  until  after  the  10:30  Service,  choir members offer their time and talents to the Honour and Glory of God through music. We  are  seeking  new  singers  to  join  usEveryone is welcome ! 

The 1961 Casavant Pipe Organ

CasavantOpus: 2630

Contract Specification—April 6, 1960

Installation Date—January 1961 Key   Action—Electro-pneumatic

Stop Action:Electro-pneumatic (Pitman) Console3 manuals Fixed in place Console LocationDetached

Stop Controls—Drawknobs

Arrangement—Vertical rows on angled jambs

Manual Compass—61 notes Pedal Compass—32 notes Expressive Division—Swell

Tonal Director—Lawrence Phelps

The Great, Swell and Pedal are located in a shallow gallery in the left transept.

The Positiv is cantilevered from the left chancel wall.

There are 1882 pipes 

Dear Choir Members  

For Past, Present, and Prospective Choir Folk (With apologies to St. Paul)

I want to write to you about the special abilities that the Holy Spirit gives to each of you.

You will remember that before you be- came choir members, you stayed at home during choir practice (watching TV). Not one of you was singing a single note. But now you are a meeting people who claim to sing messages from the Spirit of God. How  can  you  know  whether  they  are singing  for  God  or  whether  they  are fakes?  Here is the test: no one singing by the power of the Spirit of God can curse Jesus, and no one can sing, "Jesus is Lord," and really mean it, unless the Holy Spirit is helping. 

Now God gives us many kinds of special abilities, but it is the same Holy Spirit who is the source of them all. The Holy Spirit displays God's power through each of us as a means of helping the entire choir.

To some the  Spirit  gives  the  ability  to sing  soprano;  others  may be  especially good at second or alto, and this is His gift from the same Spirit. To some He gives a special  solo  talent,  and  to  others  the power to harmonize. He gives powers for singing tenor, and to others the power to sing bass while others are given the gift of playing musical instruments. It is the same and only Holy Spirit who gives us all these gifts and powers, deciding which each one of us should have.Yes, the choir has many parts, not just one part.  If the alto says, "I am of a part of the choir because I am not a soloist," that does not make her any less a part of the choir. And what would you think if you heard someone say, "I am not a part of the choir because the chancel is running out of room?"Would that The choir has many parts, but the many parts make up only one choir when they are all put together. Some of us are sopranos or seconds, some are altos, some are tenors and some are basses. But the Holy Spirit has fitted us all together into one choir.make that person any less a part of the choir?

But that isn't the way God made us. He has many parts  for  the  choir  and  has  put  each  part  just where He wants it. What a strange thing it would be if it only had one part!  So He has made many parts, but still there is one choir.

The alto can never say to the soprano, "I don't need you." If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it, and if one part is honoured, all the parts are glad.

Now here is what I'm trying to say: all of you together are one choir of Christ and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.

Yes, the choir has many parts, not just one part.  If the alto says, "I am of a part of the choir because I am not a soloist," that does not make her any less a part of the choir. And what would you think if you heard someone say, "I am not a part of the choir because the chancel is running out of room?"Would that The choir has many parts, but the many parts make up only one choir when they are all put together. Some of us are sopranos or seconds, some are altos, some are tenors and some are basses. But the Holy Spirit has fitted us all together into one choir.make that person any less a part of the choir?

But that isn't the way God made us. He has many parts  for  the  choir  and  has  put  each  part  just where He wants it. What a strange thing it would be if it only had one part!  So He has made many parts, but still there is one choir.

The alto can never say to the soprano, "I don't need you." If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it, and if one part is honoured, all the parts are glad.

Now here is what I'm trying to say: all of you together are one choir of Christ and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.

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