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    


April 16 (Easter II) - Grieve not the Holy Spirit (T.T. Noble)

April 23 (Easter III) - O sacrum convivium (G. Near)

April 30 (Easter IV) - All we like sheep, from "Messiah" (G.F. Handel)
        I am the good shepherd, from "An Easter Sequence" (K. Leighton)

May 7 (Easter V) - O taste and see (R. Vaughan Williams)
        solo: The Call, from "Five Mystical Songs" (R. Vaughan Williams)

May 14 (Easter VI) - If ye love me (T. Tallis)

May 21 (Easter VII) - Christ is ascended (German carol, arr. P. Hallock)

May 28 (Pentecost) - Introit for a Feast Day (L. King)   with handbells and gong
        Veni, Sancte Spiritus, from "Lux aeterna" (M. Lauridsen)



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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