Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beautiful Savior

by Author Unknown, 1677
Translated by Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904

1. Beautiful Savior,
King of Creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee,
Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.

2. Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

3. Fair is the sunshine,
Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels in the sky.

4. Beautiful Savior,
Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Hymn #657
The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Ps. 45: 2
Author: unknown, 1677
Translated by: Joseph A. Seiss, 1873
Titled: "Schoenster Herr Jesu"
Tune: "Schoenster Herr Jesu"
1st Published in: "Schlesische Volkslieder"
Town: Leipzig, 1842
St. Olaf Choir

Kyrie Eleison - William Byrd

William Byrd - Mass for Three Voices: I. Kyrie & Gloria

Here is a link to the version we will be singing Embedding video not allowed.

All That I Am - William Grant Still

Taste and See, James Moore, Jr.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty

Spirit seeking light and beauty,
Heart that longest for thy rest,
Soul that asketh understanding,
Only thus can ye be blest.
Thro’ the vastness of creation
Tho’ your restless thought may roam,
God is all that you can long for,
God is all his creatures' home.

Taste and see him, feel and hear him,
Hope and grasp his unseen hand;
Tho’ the darkness seem to hide him,
Faith and love can understand.
God, who lovest all thy creatures,
All our hearts are known to thee;
Lead us thro’ the land of shadows
To thy blest eternity. Spirit Seeking Light and Beauty

Peace I Ask of Thee, O River

Peace I ask of thee, Oh River
Peace, peace, peace
When I learn to live serenely
Cares will cease
From the hills I gather courage
Visions of the days to be
Strength to lead and faith to follow
All are given unto me
Peace I ask of thee, Oh River
Peace, peace, peace

"Set Me as a Seal" Rene Clausen

Monday, May 14, 2012


Join us at the
Annisquam Village Church
May 20, 2012
for our
Second Annual
Spring Celebration
as we praise the beauty and new beginnings
that God offers us in Spring
with a selection of
songs, readings and prayers

820 Washington Street
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(at the corner of Rt. 127 & Washington Street)

The Annisquam Village Church is a community church in which people of many faiths find fellowship as they worship. God.

AVC Schola Cantorum - Mother's Day

AVC Schola Cantorum,

the children's choir at the Annisquam Village Church, performed Ave Marie by Simon Lindley during the Sunday service with Choir Director, Kathleen Adams and Jeremy Adams at the piano.

A beautiful tribute to all Mothers -

Joy on the Subway

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kathleen Adams, Organist and Choirmaster

Organist and Choirmaster, Kathleen Adams, studied singing at the American Conservatory of Music and organ and conducting at Harvard University. She completed her academic work at the University of Massachusetts, and continued to study singing with master teachers. Specializing in Early Music at the beginning of her career, she sang French, English, and Italian renaissance repertoire with lutenist, David Rhodes. Later performances of song literature have ranged from early liturgical works and chant to baroque, romantic, and modern repertoire. In both Japan and Italy, she has given recitals of classical and sacred song repertoire accompanied by her husband, Jeremy Adams, builder of the organ at the Village Church. As "Caterina la Canterina," she has performed at Italian Fiestas throughout the region, singing Neopolitan repertoire and operatic arias with the Italian Colonial, Saint Alfio, and Italo-American Bands. Locally, she has appeared as soloist with the Cape Ann Symphony and the Cape Ann Community Band. With Gloucester composer, Stephen Scotti, she has performed cabaret repertoire and Scotti's settings of Cape Ann poets.

Kathleen served as both Cantor and Organist at St. Leonard's of Port Maurice in Boston's North End for ten years. Moving to the north shore, she served as Registrar at Montserrat College of Art and  directed the music program at First Church in Ipswich until her appointment as Organist and Choirmaster at the Annisquam Village Church.

In 2009 Kathleen was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the American Guild of Organists (Boston Chapter). Five of her organ students have won scholarships through the AGO’s Young Organists Initiative. As Music Director at the Annisquam Village Church she plays and conducts sacred music from many traditions. The concert series she initiated over twenty years ago draws world-class musicians to the church’s exceptional acoustics and instruments. She maintains a private studio as well, teaching voice, piano, and organ. Kathleen also works at C.B. Fisk Organbuilders and is editor of The Pipeline, a newsletter for the firm.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord - Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of power and might,
Heaven, Earth
Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory.
All glory to your Name.
All glory to your Name.
Blessed, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Blessed, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest
Hosanna in the highest

Vesper - Fredrick A. Mann

Jesus, stand among us
In Thy risen power;
Let this time of worship
Be a hallowed hour.

Breathe the Holy Spirit
Into every heart;
Bid the fears and sorrows
From each soul depart. Amen

We will sing verses 1 & 2

Link to Music