Friends of Music Tucson
Our mission is to enrich the musical experiences of the parish and wider community by providing concerts, community outreach, education, scholarships, commissioned works and support of special musical events, ultimately enhancing parish growth and providing support to other ministries.
Friends of Music Board Members
Howard (Corky) Gabbert
Beth E. Lee, Chair
Members ex officio & Staff Liaison
Justin Appel, Director of Music
Jeffrey Campbell, Associate Director of Music & Organist
St. Philip's has a long tradition of offering the finest music through worship services that encompass high quality anthems, organ music and liturgical music that upholds the unsurpassed musical tradition of the Anglican/Episcopal Church.
St. Philip's Singers: non-auditioned, adult choir. Anyone is welcome!
Canterbury Choir: Auditioned, professional-level adult choir that thrives in the most demanding Anglican repertoire.
Schola Cantorum: Combined with Schola Trebles, this group sings the traditional Evensong and other festive liturgical services.
St. Nicholas Choir: Youth Choir (Elementary to High School) This program offers RSCM curriculum of learning hymns, anthems, music theory and vocal technique. Everyone is welcome!
Schola Cantorum Trebles: These young singers are leaders of St. Nicholas program. Many of them attend Royal School of Church Music courses annually, thanks to the scholarships offered by Friends of Music.
Canterbury Apprentices: Apprentice program for emerging voices. Offered to young adults who have graduated with distinction from the St. Nicholas Program.
Cherub Choir: This music program for kids ages 4-7 and builds overall musicianship through fun activities that will help them to enjoy music as they get older.
St Cecilia Choir: An advanced elementary group of ages 7-9. The St. Cecilia Choir performs twice month; once in Comfy Space every 2nd Sunday with the Cherubs and once in Evening Prayer on the last Wednesday of each month with the ASMP Choir.
St. Philip's In The Hills Church
Friends of Music works closely with St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church for its ministries and mission to the community. For more information, please visit their website: www.stphilipstucson.org/
Church Services with Music
All are Welcome; an offering opportunity is provided
First Sundays (October-May)
9AM and 11:15AM: "First Sunday Music"
Major choral works with St. Philip's Choirs often with instrumental ensembles.
Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays
9AM: St. Philip's Singers
11:15AM: Canterbury Choir and Canterbury Apprentices
Sung Eucharist featuring the finest traditional church music from five centuries
9AM: All Generations Sung Eurcharist with St. Nicholas Choir of Girls & Boys
11:15AM: Sung Eucharist with St. Philip's Singers
4PM: Organ Recital and Choral Evensong with St. ;Nicholas Choir & Schola Cantorum Adults.
Guest organists perform a brief recital, followed by this beautiful contemplative Evening service, sung by candlelight.
7:45AM each Sunday service
Instrumentalists and vocalists from the congregation provide music October through May.
Music at special liturgical and festival days
Please see our calendar for the special liturgies of All Souls, All Saints, Christmas, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost.