Here's what's in store for the 2023-2024 season!

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 5:00pm
"Music of Remembrance" featuring the music of Gabriel Fauré
The St. James's Choir, Alan Murchie, piano, and Christopher Hill, cello

19th-Century French composer Gabriel Fauré is known for a number of things: his consummate gift for melody, his career as organist, and his development of a shimmering, coloristic, light-filled “French sound” alongside his friend Camille Saint-Saëns. All are on full display in his signature masterpiece, the Requiem, Opus 48. We will perform it as Fauré first conceived it, with organ, for his own choir in its cozy gallery. The program will feature two additional Fauré masterpieces: the Elegy for Cello and Piano, and the motet Cantique de Jean Racine.

Friday, November 3, 2023, 7:00pm
Silent Movie Night with Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts returns for a screening of the epic silent film, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" with Lon Chaney and a live and entirely improvised accompaniment. Jason Roberts, Director of Music at Blessed Sacrament in New York City and a former Organist and Choirmaster at St. James’s, will be at the organ. Find out what going to the movies was like in the 1920s: it’s half concert and half movie! Free admission and open to all.

November 12, 2023, 4:00pm
The Connecticut Choral Artists return to St. James's for a fall concert featuring the works of Esmail and Bach. They will perform "This Love Between Us" by Reena Esmail, and Bach's "Magnificat in D, BWV 243. For more information and tickets, visit the CONCORA website. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 4:00pm
St. James's Christmas Concert with the St. James's Choir and Alan Murchie on piano
Our Christmas Concert will mix traditional seasonal readings and poems with beloved carols from our choirs. We will open, as we did last year, with a seasonal work for two pianos; this year we have chosen Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #4 in the duet arrangement by Max Reger. John Kramer will play; Brian Joy will sing Gounod’s Ave Maria, and we will close with David Willcocks’ glorious setting of Mendelssohn’s Hark, the herald angels sing. Ann Uphoff and Jonathan Lewis are signed on as readers once again. Mark your calendars! Ticket information forthcoming.

February 22, 2024, 7:00pm
Douglas Williams, Baritone and Alan Murchie, Piano
Pianist Alan Murchie, praised for playing with “relaxed mastery and a lovely singing tone,” has appeared often on the Concerts at St James’s music series, and is now collaborating with other acclaimed artists. He will join baritone Douglas Williams, an international and celebrated opera singer, in a presentation of classical as well as popular works. Ticket information forthcoming.

May 23, 2024, 7:00pm
Spring Concert
More information will be forthcoming regarding this concert.