The Chancel Choir under the
leadership of Music Director Claire Rydell brings a vibrant life to the St.
James worship service. The selection of music is wide-ranging, including
contemporary, traditional and occasional classical anthems. Anyone who likes to sing and is
willing to commit to regular rehearsals (Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 pm) and a
Sunday morning service is invited to sing in the Chancel Choir.
The Handbell Choir plays several
times during the year at Sunday Worship services and at one or two special
occasions during the year. Previous instrumental experience is not required
to join the Handbell Choir - just a delight in making music. Knowledge
of music is helpful but not required, so don't be afraid to give it
The Praise Band consists of a small group of talented
young musicians from the congregation who lead the congregation in singing at the
regular Sunday Worship service.
The Early Music Ensemble
is a group of musicians mostly
drawn from the congregation who play recorders, the Celtic harp, cellos and hand drums.
The Ensemble plays occasionally during the regular Sunday Worship service. Anyone who
enjoys this type of music is welcome and encouraged to join the Ensemble.