Music and Worship 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 11 (St. Giles Day) - O how amiable (R. Vaughan Williams)

September 18 - Be thou my vision (arr. A. Parker)

September 25 - Exultate, justi (L. Viadana)

October 2 - The paper reeds by the brooks (R. Thompson)

October 9 - He that shall endure, from "Elijah" (F. Mendelssohn)
                   T & B duet: Give thanks unto the Lord (R. Dirksen)

October 16 - Put your trust in God (J. Burnam)
                     women: Lift thine eyes, from "Elijah" (F. Mendelssohn)

October 23 - The Pharisee and the Publican (H. Schütz)

October 30 - Ubi caritas (O. Gjeilo)

November 6 (All Saints) - O quam gloriosum (T. L. Victoria)

        Evensong at 4:00 -
                Preces & Responses (R. Ayleward)
                Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in D (G. Dyson)
                And I saw a new heaven (E. Bainton)

November 13 - But thanks be to God, from "Messiah" (G. F. Handel)
                         men: The Morning Trumpet (Sacred Harp, arr. M. Richardson)

November 20 (Last Sun after Pentecost) - Ride on, king Jesus (Spiritual, arr. Shaw/Parker)


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.

About Worship in The Episcopal Church

Origins: Worship in the Episcopal Church has its roots in the earliest Christian communities; it is both comprehensive and traditional. Through the centuries our language of worship has changed and expanded, but the structure remains much the same: we seek to offer our praise and thanks to God, to lift up to God our prayers of intercession and thanksgiving, to hear what God may be saying to us through scripture and proclamation, and to celebrate Christ’s presence through the Holy Spirit in the celebration of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Our primary worship source in the Episcopal Church is The Book of Common Prayer – “common” not because it is ordinary, but because it was created to be accessible and used by all.

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