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    


January 7 (Epiphany I) - Veiled in darkness (G. Rudolph)

January 14 (Epiphany II) - The Lord is my Light (P. Hallock)

January 21 (Epiphany III) - I believe this is Jesus! (Spiritual, arr. Undine Smith Moore)

January 28 (Epiphany IV) - How lovely are the messengers, from "St. Paul" (F. Mendelssohn)
                           duet: Wir eilen mit schwachen, from Cantata 78 (J.S. Bach)

February 4 (Epiphany V) - Exsultate justi (L. Viadana)

February 11 (Last Epiphany) - Christ, whose glory fills the skies (T.F.H. Candlyn)
                           solo: Then shall the righteous shine forth, from "Elijah" (F. Mendelssohn)

February 18 (Lent I) - Behold the Lamb of God, from "Messiah" (G.F. Handel)
                           solo: O rest in the Lord, from "Elijah" (F. Mendelssohn)

      Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
                           Preces & Responses (R. Ayleward)
                           Magnificat & Nunc dimittis (H. Purcell)
                           Be still, my soul (P. Whitlock)
                           Miserere mei Deus (W. Byrd)

February 25 (Lent II) - women: Deep in my heart I bear my Lord (P. Casals)
                                    men: Si iniquitates observaveris (S. Wesley)

March 3 (Lent III) - Locus iste (A. Bruckner)

March 10 (Lent IV) - God so loved the world (B. Chilcott)

March 17 (Lent V) - Lord of the Dancing Day (arr. D. Mooney)  with harp, flute, violin, drum

March 24 (Palm Sunday) - Solus ad Victimam (K. Leighton)
                           solo: The Crucifixion (S. Barber)

March 28 (Maundy Thursday) - Tantum ergo (M. Duruflé)

March 29 (Good Friday) - Drop, drop slow tears (O. Gibbons)

March 30 (Easter Vigil) - Regina caeli (G.P. Palestrina)

March 31 (Easter Day) - selections from Cantata 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.S. Bach) with orchestra



Hellmuth Wolff Organ

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