Music-making is central to Anglican worship, and St. Andrew’s supports a music program second to none. With a repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony to modern masters such as Howells and Near, the St. Andrew’s choirs provide music for more than sixty Sunday services and special liturgies each year. Come and hear!
The Adult Choir is available by audition to adult singers with excellent sight-reading skills.
Sing for the 10:30 service and special services throughout the year.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (in summer, one Wednesday of each month)
Handbell choir for interested ringers with a basic knowledge of music reading and the ability to count.
Perform 6 – 8 times per year during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (September – May)
The organ at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tampa, Florida, was designed and built by C. B. Fisk, Inc., of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Opus 105 of the Fisk firm, the two-manual instrument has 28 stops totalling 1,581 pipes, housed in a case of quarter-sawn white oak. The organ is tuned in a slightly unequal temperament first developed by Charles Fisk for his largest instrument, Opus 78, at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota. This temperament gives flavor to the common keys for the performance of earlier music, but still allows music to be played in all keys.
SWELL, 58 notes: Gambe 8' | Céleste 8' | Rohrflöte 8' | Principal 4' | Nazard 2 2/3' | Octavin 2' | Tierce 1 3/5' | Mixture III-IV | Dulcian 16' | Trompette 8' | Hautbois 8'
GREAT, 58 notes: Prestant 16' | Octave 8' | Spillpfeife 8' | Harmonic Flute 8' | Octave 4' | Open Flute 4' | Superoctave 2' | Nineteenth' | Mixture IV-VI | Trommeten 8'
PEDAL, 30 notes: Prestant 16' | Bourdon 16' | Octave 8' | Spillpfeife 8' | Octave 4' | Posaune 16' | Trommeten 8'
“Christmas at Saint Andrew’s” is still on sale in the parish office. The CD features music of the season both old and new, with several rarely heard compositions by Billings, Holst, Schnabel, Sargent, and others. Also incuded are old favorites such as “Ding, dong! merrily on high,” “Zither Carol,” and “O come, all ye faithful.” Guest organist Simon Morley from Saint John’s, Tampa, provides flawless accompaniment as well as three organ solos. The cost is $20. Contact the church office if you would like to purchase one or more CDs (please add $3.00 for the first disc and $1.00 for each additional disc to be sent by mail).