Music at St. James'

Our music director

Dr. Gwangwon Park has a doctorate of musical arts in piano performance, with a cognate in organ performance, from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a master of music in piano pedagogy from Western Illinois University.

Our choir helps lead worship nearly every Sunday from September through mid-June. They sing a wide variety of repertoire, including sacred classical anthems, spirituals, and music of living composers.  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays beginning at 7:00 pm in the choir room. All are welcome to join the choir!

Listen to Gwangwon play

Our organ

Our organist plays on the historic Erben organ built in 1857 by Henry Erben, a well-known New York organ builder of the time. It was restored by Dana Hull and a dedicated group of St.James’ parishioners, led by Mickey Sloan. In 1995, during the 40th Annual Convention of Organ Historical Society, it was honored with an historic plaque recognizing it as “an instrument of exceptional historic merit”, worthy of preservation”.