St. Andrew’s Church, Pittsburgh, PA
present church building (our third) was consecrated in 1906 and
is built in the Gothic Revival style. The four manual E. M. Skinner
organ was built in 1913 and rebuilt in 1992. Among its more unusual
features are a full-length 32 Contra-Trombone and a Tuba
Mirabilis patterned after the great English builder Father
Music at St.
Andrews follows the historic tradition of sacred music in
the church offered to the glory of God. Our repetoire draws from
the rich heritage of Anglican composers from
Tallis and Purcell to Stanford and Howells, along with other composers
from all centuries. While aspiring to the highest possible artistic
standards, our music is a performance only in the sense of the
words of Psalm 65:1: to you shall vows be performed in Jerusalem.
music staff consists of the Organist/Choirmaster, the Associate
Organist/Choirmaster and the Music Assistant. The Choir members
come from all areas of greater Pittsburgh and bring with them
a wide range of musical interests and abilities. On special occasions,
other members of the community join the St. Andrews Choir
for larger choral works such as Bachs Magnificat,
Faures Requiem and Brittens Ceremony
St. Andrews is in the broad church tradition of the Anglican
Communion. Choral Morning Prayer (Rite I) is offered at 11:00
a.m. on all Sundays except for the first of the
month. Both Anglican Chant and choral settings of the Canticles
are used. On the first Sunday of the month, Holy Communion is
celebrated (either Rite I or Rite II) at the 11 a.m. service.
A spoken Holy Communion is celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesdays
at 10:30 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Choral Evensong is sung on
the first Thursday of each month at 8 p.m., followed by a brief
recital and a reception hosted by the Music Guild.
Dix. Words: As with
gladness men of old did the guiding star behold.
Introduction to Morning and Evening Prayer
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