Children's Handbell Choir performing for the first time at the September 16th worship service.
Apostles' Pipe Organ Project
Wicks Pipe Organ Co. Opus 6055
Our new organ was installed at Church of the Apostles in August of 2018. Built in 1985, it was previously the antiphonal organ at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It has 5 ranks and 389 pipes – perfect for the acoustics of our sanctuary. You can hear the organ at the 9:30 Sunday morning service each week, at Evensong several times a year, and in our concert series.
The Apostles’ Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings (6:30-8 pm) and sings at the 9:30 service most Sundays between September and May. Repertoire encompasses the Anglican choral tradition, spirituals, contemporary gospel, and cutting-edge new music. Guest musicians from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, True Concord Voices, and the Helios Ensemble occasionally join the choir for special occasions like Choral Evensong, Christmas Eve, and Holy Week. Anyone with a love of music is invited to join the choir.
Children at Church of the Apostles receive musical training in singing and in handbells, and occasionally play and sing in worship services.
David Braceros-Hamm, Director of Music Ministries
David Braceros-Hamm: David began in music ministry playing for his home church in Wahiawa, Hawaii during his teen years. After attaining a piano performance degree, he felt called to music ministry as a vocation when a choir director took ill and David took over, elevating his music position from piano accompanist to choir director and accompanist. Shortly thereafter, he completed a master's degree in church music and served both part-time and full-time in various church ministries in California and Hawaii for the past thirty-something years. Now embarking on a second career in music education in the public schools, David's heart is still in church music and is happy to become the new Director of Music Ministries at Episcopal Church of the Apostles. In his sparests of time, David enjoys cooking, gardening, cultural music events, online shopping for bargains, and spending time with his husband Bob and their Airdale dog, Hamish.