The choir at St. James, Woodstock, finds its primary mission in glorifying God and enhancing the worship experience for the congregation. As a choir of approximately 15 voices, many of whom are highly trained musicians, our repertoire includes composers from the Renaissance through modernity including the likes of Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Howells, Tavener, and Whitacre. The accompaniment ranges from a capella, to the antique Estey reed organ (built in Brattleboro), to our pipe organ of 22 ranks built by A. David Moore in North Pomfret, VT. The choir sings every Sunday at the 10:00 am Mass, and occasionally at special services for Christmas, Holy Week, and other Feasts.
In addition to these, the choir presents an annual Service of Lessons & Carols on the afternoon of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, periodic Evensong services, and typically another large choral program in a more concert-like setting including a small orchestra. All of these presentations typically feature an enlarged choral group of individuals from other churches and from the community who are interested in participating in a more limited fashion because of their inability to make a larger commitment.
Participation in either of these groups is welcome to all who are interested. A short, informal audition is requested, primarily to assess vocal range and identify any potential issues. If interested, please contact the Music Director and Organist through the information below.
Rehearsal Schedule: Thursday nights from 7-8:45. Sunday morning warm up and practice: 9:15-9:45.
Contact Information: Please contact Dr. James Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office at (802) 457-1727. Address: St. James Episcopal Church, 2 St James Pl, Woodstock, VT 05091
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