Music at Saint Giles

What Does Sunday Morning Look Like at Saint Giles?

Music at St. Giles

From ancient plainsong to Taize chant, from the richest hymnody of the Anglican and Protestant traditions to Shaker tunes, spirituals, songs from other cultures, and 21st century church music, we sing it all! Several times throughout the year our choir is featured in special services, such as Lessons and Carols in December and Choral Evensong. For more information on our music program, please contact Director of Music Jim Brown at    


September 10 (St. Giles Day) - The Lord hath been mindful (S.S. Wesley)

September 17 - Ubi caritas (O. Gjeilo)

September 24 - Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (E. Poston)                      

October 1 - Morning glory, starlit skies (B. Rose)

October 8 - The heavens are telling, from "Creation" (F.J. Haydn)

October 15 - Rejoice in the Lord alway (Anonymous 16th c.)

October 22 - The Lord bless you and keep you (J. Rutter)

October 29 - Give me your hand (Spiritual, arr. J. Joubert)

        Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
                     Preces & Responses (K. Wright Kaufman)
                     Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in B-Flat (C. Stanford)
                     Evening Hymn (B. Gardiner)

November 5 (All Saints) - And I saw a new heaven (E. Bainton)

November 12 - Jubilate Deo (B. Britten)

November 19 - Kyrie, from "Messe Solennelle" (L. Vierne)

November 26 (Christ the King) - O quam gloriosum (T.L. Victoria)

        Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 - Advent Lessons & Carols
        concluding with Bach's Magnificat (with orchestra)


Hellmuth Wolff Organ

For information about our wonderful Hellmuth Wolff organ, click here.

Courtesy of Pipe Organs of Chicago Volume One authored by Stephen Schnurr and Dennis Northway, copyright 2005.