A sustainable path forward for Saint Andrew's is laid out by congregational music that supports and enhances Sunday morning worship from the gifts that reside within the Saint Andrew's community and the larger Lawton/Ft. Sill community.
We have Sunday worship routinely well supported by a couple of members from our parish. And our principle pianist David Gabriele has begun learning to play the organ (and in his words, he'll never be a professional). We are building a growing list of accompanists and soloists as well.
The J.W. Walker Pipe Organ
The J.W. Walker organ installed in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lawton, Oklahoma, was blessed at a service of Solemn Evensong on June 7, 1992. The campaign to gift the church with this unique instrument began several years prior with members of Saint Andrew's and the wider Lawton/Ft Sill community coming together to raise the necessary funds. J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd. of Brandon, Suffolk England was contracted in February 1990 to plan, design, and construct the organ.
Beyond Sunday Eucharist, the Walker Organ, St. Andrew's has sponsored organ concert series featuring artists from the United States and England, and by organ students from The University of North Texas. In addition, numerous recitals have been presented by St. Andrew's Organist/Choirmasters' as well as concerts connected to Cameron University.