The Choirs of St. James’
The music ministry of St. James’ Church, vibrant and rich, reflects the diversity of our worship style but is firmly anchored in the Anglican heritage of liturgy and music, a tradition that embraces a thousand years of great music from plainchant and Renaissance polyphony to the very best of contemporary composition. Our three choirs provide music for weekly Sunday worship, but also for our “First Sundays at Five” Evensong and recital series and for special services during Christmastide and Holy Week.
There are music-making opportunities at St. James’ for all ages, and we welcome committed new choir members at any time. The 8:40 service choir rehearses Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. The 11:05 service choir rehearses at 6:45 pm. The Children’s Choirs rehearse at 5:45 and 6:15 pm and sing for designated services throughout the church year. To get involved contact Don Messer.
St. James’ Pipe Organ
St. James’ pipe organ, one of Jackson’s finest, is the centerpiece of our music program. Built by Steiner-Reck, Inc. of Louisville, KY, the organ contains 49 ranks of pipes playable from three manuals; the beautiful instrument is installed in stunning casework on each side of the Rose Window. First used in worship in November, 2000, this magnificent instrument was made possible by generous contributions from St. James’ parishioners.
Clearly, music plays a significant role in the spiritual life of St. James’ Church, uplifting, challenging, renewing, and inspiring us to recognize God in this time and place.