Music is integral to our worship at St. Andrew’s. We offer traditional hymns from Episcopal hymnals (Hymnal 1982, Wonder Love & Praise, and Lift Every Voice and Sing), and are exploring music of other faith traditions as well as “paperless music” to inspire new kinds of singing in community.
Our choir leads the congregation in singing hymns and service music, and offers an anthem at the 10am service. Rehearsals are usually held on Thursday evenings and at 9am on Sundays.
We own a Rodgers Trillium T837 organ, a Baldwin grand piano, and a Yamaha upright piano. Local guest musicians are occasionally invited for special services, including bagpipers for St. Andrew’s patronal feast day in November.
Wiley J. Beveridge, Music Minister
Born in Houston, Texas and raised a Methodist, Wiley was deeply drawn to the Episcopal Church in 1978, while living in Colorado.
His mother often noticed that Wiley never passed a piano he didn’t touch, so his parents finally bought him a piano when he was 8 years old. Wiley hasn’t stopped playing since, and later learned how to play the flute and guitar.
In the summer of 1972, Wiley had a spiritual experience that influenced him to commit his life to music and focus his ministry on ways that enhance worship through whole-hearted congregational singing.
In 1980, Wiley joined Church of the Redeemer, Houston and sang with their world-renowned choir for two years. While there he joined the Graham and Betty Pulkingham household made up of their two youngest children and several folks from Great Britain.
Wiley became a part of Betty and Graham’s international ministry team called “The Fisherfolk,” later known simply as “Celebration.” He served in this ministry for 13 years as a part of their outreach to countries such as Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the United States.
Wiley’s music ministry experiences have led him to deeply value the integration of contemporary music with traditional hymnody in congregational worship.