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LADY CHAPEL LUNCHTIME CONCERT - THE CHAPEL CHOIR OF SAINT JAMES SCHOOL, HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND USA

08 March 2018 1:10pm

Songs from the Shaker Tradition, arr. Kevin Sigfried (b. 1969)
I Will Bow and Be Simple
Love is Little, Love is Low
Gentle Words
The Gift to Be Simple - arr. Bob Chilcott, b. 1955

The Word was God - Rosephanye Powell, b. 1962
Ubi Caritas - Ola Gjeilo, b. 1978
Ave verum corpus - William Byrd, ca. 1539-1623
Were you there - Bob Chilcott
Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love - Ned Rorem, b. 1923
Sing Me to Heaven - Daniel Gawthrop, b. 1949

Acapella groups:
Will the Circle Be Unbroken - trad. Appalachian, arr. J. David Moore
Down In the River To Pray

Little Innocent Lamb Spiritual - arr Marshall Bartholomew, 1885-1978
What wondrous love - Robert Scholz
Over my head I hear music in the air - William Bradley Roberts
The Road Home - Stephen Paulus, 1949-2014
Ain-a that Good News Spiritual - arr. William Dawson, 1899-1990
God be in my head John Rutter

This year, Saint James School is celebrating the 175th Anniversary of its founding in 1842. It is the oldest Episcopal boarding school based on the English model in the United States and was begun as part of the Catholic revival originating in the Church of England. It remains faithful to its historic identity as a Church School, maintaining the spiritual witness and discipline of regular daily worship, and continuing attention to the spiritual and moral formation of its students.

Today, Saint James is a coeducational boarding school of 240 students, including enrollment from 15 states and 16 countries. Located in a rural setting, the Georgian-style campus is 70 miles from both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The Chapel Choir of Saint James School is composed of 37 students in Forms III-VI. Term-time singing centers on the twice-weekly services of Holy Eucharist and a student-led service of Compline on Sunday nights. Evensongs are sung on and off campus throughout the year. Choir trips revolve on a three-year cycle of regional, national, and international destinations. Construction on a new music and art facility with a recital hall is scheduled to be completed in spring, 2019.

In 2015, the Chapel Choir toured England singing services at Winchester Cathedral, Guildford Cathedral, Christ Church Oxford, Tewkesbury Abbey, St. Johns Cirencester, Bristol Cathedral and a noonday concert at Wells Cathedral.

The Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan was appointed headmaster of Saint James School in 1992. A native of Washington DC, he was head chorister at the National Cathedral while attending St. Albans School. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Harvard, and master's and doctoral degrees in theology from Oxford. Trained at Pusey House, he subsequently served as Chaplain of Lincoln College.

Linda Morgan Stowe is in her sixth year as Chair of Fine Arts and Organist/Choir Director at Saint James School. A graduate in organ performance from Southern Methodist University and the Eastman School of Music, she is a medal examiner for the RSCM in America, and has served on the board of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Admission by Cathedral ticket or pass
Retiring collection

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ELY CATHEDRAL BOX OFFICE on 01353 660349 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm)
or email: gro/lardehtacyle//eciffo/xob