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music at st. james

Music at St. James enriches our community worship through energetic congregational song, inspiring musical offerings by our choirs, choral lead/soloists, parishioners, guest musicians and music minister.

Our music program also offers opportunities for personal musical growth and deeper community engagement through participation as a chorister in any of our choirs.

Congregational song is at the core of our worship at St. James, where we join each other to lift our hearts and voices in praise to God. St. James is known for its energetic, up-tempo congregational singing, which inspires and uplifts. We sing traditional and familiar hymns from Voices United, but are also exploring new texts and/or tunes from Voices United, More Voices and other sources of contemporary hymnody.

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St. James has a long history of choral excellence for all ages, and this excellence continues today. The choirs offer opportunities to grow musically, to build community with a group of like-minded singers, and to help lead in worship.

Posting for Alto Section/Soloist

St. James United Church invites applications for an alto section lead/soloist. We are a warm, friendly, supportive, active, forward-thinking faith community with a culture of musical excellence, support and appreciation. Two adult choirs (auditioned Chancel Choir, non-auditioned Senior Choir with Chancel Choir as core), three leads (S+A+T), varied repertoire (the classics to upbeat contemporary, including some unaccompanied), and regular opportunities for solo work. Solid sight-reading skills and the ability to blend while leading the section are expected. Position open until filled. During the time of coronavirus, responsibilities will be fulfilled virtually, as determined by safety considerations and public health guidelines.

To view the full  position description      

Please contact J.-C. Coolen, Music Minister, at jccoolen@sympatico.ca  for more information and to arrange an audition.

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Senior and Chancel Choirs

Watch our YouTube playlist of teaching videos for new hymns that we’ve recently introduced.


New Congregational Song

 To learn more about our music ministry, please explore these pages, or contact our Music Minister, J.-C. Coolen. 

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Our vision at St. James United Church is to be a Spirit-filled, connected, transformational church that challenges the status quo and provokes interaction on our journey of faith. 

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