Music at St. James
Music is a vibrant part of parish life at St. James by-the-Sea and soon to be under the leadership of our new Pastor for Music Ministries, Alex Benestelli. Contact him HERE. Read his bio HERE. We welcome you to listen, participate, reflect and find inspiration in the music of St. James.
The St. James Choir graces our weekly 10:00 am worship service with dignity, warmth, and beauty as they draw this community into a closer relationship with God through beautiful choral music. On Easter Sunday, we add the beauty of brass and timpani to our services, and on Christmas Eve we enjoy the beauty of strings and harp. If you are interested in auditioning for the choir, please contact Alex Benestelli
Evensong, a time to be still and let God speak to us through the singing of psalms, readings and canticles, takes place at 5:00 pm several Sundays a year, 7607 La Jolla Blvd., in St. Mary’s Chapel (walking distance from St. James).
The Ralph M. Parsons memorial pipe organ at St. James was built by the Austin Organ Company in Hartford, Connecticut. It was dedicated on June 13th, 1976 by Larry King, who at the time served as Organist-Choirmaster of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, N.Y. The organ consists of four manuals and pedals, six divisions, 46 stops, 60 ranks of pipes totaling 3,481 individual pipes. The main console is located in the chancel with an additional smaller console in the chapel.
St. James' Music Series 2017 - 2018
The highly-praised St. James Music Series presents concerts throughout the year as an outreach to the San Diego community. The St. James Choir offers performances of major choral works with symphony musicians as part of the series.
2017-2018 Season opened in January with
The Rose Ensemble, Jan. 28, and Apollo5,
Enjoy the final two concerts!
Chanticleer - Sun., April 22. 4:00 pm
Morten Lauridsen with the St James Choir -
Sun., May 20, 4:00 pm
Click HERE for more info and tickets.