Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church

306 North Division Street, Ann Arbor, MI   48104
734 663.0518  |

Concerts at St. Andrew's

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Music for Meditation Concert Series

Join us for six free performances, each approximately 45 minutes long, on select Sundays at 7:15 pm.

The goal of these programs is to draw you into a state of contemplation, and step out of the hurried pace of modern life to be opened to God anew through beauty. We invite you to then stay for our chanted service of Compline that immediately follows each program.

Next Performance:

Program Two: Songs of Eternal Life
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Featuring works for All Saints and All Souls, the St. Andrew’s Compline Choir sings Palestrina’s Missa Pro Defunctis, followed by the St. Andrew’s Adult Choir presenting Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, accompanied by Dr. Aaron Tan, directed by Deborah Friauff.

All Music for Meditation programs are free and open to the public

Special Music Services

For nearly two millennia, the Church has been the western world's chief patron of music. From the single line of Gregorian chant, to full scale works for orchestra and chorus, composers and musicians have offered prase to God in ways that words alone cannot express. Special music services give us the opportunity to join in those praises that goes beyond our weekly worship.

Next Service:

Choral Evensong
October 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm

A choral service featuring Preces and Responses by Robert Lehman, Magnificat and Nunc Dimmitis by Healey Willan, and Though I Speak with the Tongues of Men by Edward Bairstow.

Organ Fundraising Events

St. Andrew's is in the process of raising $1.8 million to support the building and installation of a new 'tracker' organ to replace our aging electro-pneumatic organ. This new instrument will be built by Richards, Fowkes & Co., and is designed to last for generations to come.

The new organ will directly benefit the spiritual life of the St. Andrew's congregation and will also be an additional resource and gift to the cultural life of the Ann Arbor community in which St. Andrew's has long played an active role. ABOUT THE ORGAN PROJECT

Next Fundraiser:

Jazz for Pipes with Rob Bickley
November 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz, led by Rob Bickley, Bass, and friends. Tickets are $25 at the door, and include light hors d’oeuvres and a choice of wine, beer or soft drinks (limit 2).

Building Use Policy for Guest Musicians

Have your concert or recital at St. Andrew's!

Interested in using St. Andrew's as a venue for your upcoming concert? St. Andrew's has one of the loveliest acoustic spaces in Ann Arbor, and is available to rent for concerts for $500, plus a $25/hour building minder fee. Please contact our Parish Administrator, Kathy McPherson, for detailed rental information.


University of Michigan students may request waiving the $500 rental fee for their recitals if the following conditions are met:

  • 1: Recital requests must be made at least 6 weeks in advance of performance date.
  • 2: No requests will be addressed in December or after mid-March.
  • 3: In exchange for waiving the $500 building rental fee, each student will offer ten (10) hours of community music service to be agreed upon with the Director of Music (i.e. sing in one of the choirs and/or provide instrumental offerings).


  • 1: Contact our Parish Administrator, Kathy McPherson, to check availability of date. If available, a tentative hold is placed on the date.
  • 2: Student then contacts our Director of Music, Dr. Deborah Friauff, to arrange for community music service.
  • 3: Dr. Friauff will confirm the recital date with Ms. McPherson after the community service has been agreed upon. Community service must take place prior to recital date.
  • 4: Student comes into the St. Andrew's main office to fill out building use forms, in which the details of the community service will be outlined. This must be finished one month in advance of the recital date. At this time the building minder is also hired and pre-paid at $25/hour to open and close the building.

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Concerts & Services

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Upcoming Concerts

Music for Meditation: Program 2
Songs of Eternal Life
November 5 at 7:15 pm

Music for Meditation: Program 3
Songs of Eternal Life
November 5 at 7:15 pm

Upcoming Special Services

Choral Evensong
October 15 at 4:00 pm

O Antiphons
December 3 at 10:00 am

Lessons & Carols
December 17 at 4:00 pm

Upcoming Fundraisers

Jazz for Pipes
November 17 at 6:30 pm