The Music Ministry, through careful preparation and meaningful execution, seeks to nurture the congregation as we participate in the song of the Church. The song which we are called to offer comes from our heart and plays to the heart of God. Through music, we nurture a congregational song which celebrates the redemptive love of God, models the servanthood of Christ, and awakens the transforming passion of the Holy Spirit - the God in us.
"Body, mind, spirit, voice. It takes a whole person to rejoice." ...Helen Kemp
A.B.B.A! Music Team
Our excellent MUSIC TEAM, "Awesome Band Bringing Adoration!" (A.B.B.A.), leads the 9:30 A.M. congregation in the best of “contemporary Christian” music. We invite new singers and musicians (of all instruments), from aspiring teen stars, established jazz and folk musicians If you would like to lift up your voice to the Lord in song, please contact Susan Johnston at (406)587-0278 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. James Adult Choir
The flagship choir of St. James, this SATB chorus will sing the best of the Anglican tradition, from chant through the 21st Century, at the 11:00 A.M. service weekly, as well as at festal services and special occasions. Members will also have solo and small-ensemble opportunities. We rehearse on Thursday evenings, 7 – 8:45pm. For high-school and adult singers. Music-reading experience preferred.
Choral Opportunities At St. James - Fall 2017
St. James Choir: The flagship choir of St. James, this SATB chorus will sing the best of the Anglican tradition, from chant through 21st century, at the 11:00 A.M. service weekly, as well as at festal services and special occasions. Members will also have solo and small-ensemble opportunities. We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00 P.M. to 8:45 P.M. For high school and adult singers. Music-reading experience preferred.
St. James Choir School: Based on the Royal School of Church Music curriculum, this program for boys and girls grades 3-8 will teach excellent music skills that will last a lifetime, including reading music "at sight" and proper singing techniques. No prior music knowledge is needed. After initial training, our students will sing on occasion at the 9:30 A.M. service and also join the St. James Choir from time to time at 11:00 A.M.
The Compline Choir: An exciting new opportunity for male singers, both within and outside the St. James community. Patterned after the groundbreaking (and very popular) Compline Choir at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, this TTBB choir will sing the Compline service once a month on Sunday evenings.
Renewal Music Team: Our excellent Renewal Music Team leads the 9:30 A.M. congregation in the best of "contemporary Christian" music. We invite new singers and musicians (of all instruments), from aspiring teen stars, established jazz and folk musicians and all others who love praising God through this style! Rehearsals on Thursdays from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
If you or a family member would like to participate in any of these programs, please leave a message with the Church Office at (406)586-9093, Extension 1.
Summer Music Schedule
During the summer, the choir will only perform once on St. James Day in July 2017. The 8 A.M. service is a contemplative service and has no music except on Christmas and Easter. The 10 A.M. service will alternate between Renewal Music and Traditional Music (organ only) starting June 8 with a Traditional Service at 10 A.M.