Director of Music

James Russell Brown

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James Russell Brown deeply enjoys his ministry at St. Giles, which has a long tradition of musical and liturgical richness. Jim has served the parish as Director of Music and Organist since 1985. A graduate of Oberlin and New England Conservatory, he has performed in such major venues as National Cathedral and Harvard University; in August 2010 he served as organist for a week at Canterbury Cathedral along with the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Chamber Choir.

In 2008, Jim joined the faculty at NIU, teaching both organ and harpsichord, and is now also the Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising for the School of Music. He continues as the Chair of the Organ and Harpsichord Program at the Music Institute of Chicago.

  June 2018  
Upcoming Events


Grace Space Sunday Service
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
GRACE SPACE is our inter-generational communion service! This shorter, simpler service has been created with young families, those who prefer an earlier worship time, and those with busy Sunday mornings in mind, but ALL are welcome!
Choral Eucharist
10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
10:15 AM - Choral Eucharist
Choral Eucharist is celebrated according to The Book of Common Prayer and features scripture readings, prayers, congregational singing, anthems, sermon, and a sung communion celebration.
Our choir returns from their summer break on September 11.
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