St. Philip's plans two special events Sunday

2014-01-30T00:00:00Z St. Philip's plans two special events SundaySubmitted By Sue Agnew St. Philip’s Communications Director Arizona Daily Star

St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church is planning two special events: a concert Sunday and an art show that kicks off the same day and runs through Feb. 25.

‘Missa Dixie’ jazz mass

The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services will feature the perennial favorite “Missa Dixie” jazz Mass, written by local jazz legend Jeff Haskell.

The Mass will be presented as part of the service by the St. Philip’s Singers under the direction of Haskell with a combo of Tucson jazz musicians: Jason Carder, trumpet; Kelland Thomas, soprano saxophone; Rob Boone, trombone; Dylan DeRobertis, bass; and Fred Hayes, drums.

Some of the hymns in the service will feature arrangements by Haskell, area coordinator of jazz studies and director of the recording studio in the School of Music & Dance at the University of Arizona, among numerous other credentials.

“Missa Dixie” is not Dixieland jazz, as its name may imply, but an exploration of jazz styles through the various Mass sections.

The public is invited to either service. Donations of money and nonperishable food will be collected during the service — on the first Sundays of the month St. Philip’s has a food drive to replenish its food pantry to help people in need. Donations of nonperishable food in unbreakable containers are accepted.

Hooked rug show

Also on Sunday a reception will be held for the February show in the church’s Murphey Gallery.

The show, “The Art of Hooked Rugs,” features the hand-hooked designs of the Old Pueblo Rug Hookers. An artists’ reception will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Considered one of North America’s native folk-art forms, the art of rug making involves the manipulation of fibers (usually wool fabric strips) by pulling them through an open weave foundation such as cotton monk’s cloth, burlap or linen.

A sister craft to quilting, rug-making evolved out of the desire to warm and beautify living spaces with available fabric and scraps.

Murphey Art Gallery hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. The gallery may also be available during office hours Monday through Thursday, but it is also a meeting room for various groups and may be in use.

Prospective visitors may check the calendar on St. Philip’s website ( to determine if the gallery is in use.

The exhibit is free to view.

St. Philip’s is at 4440 N. Campbell Ave. at East River Road. Parking is available in the north parking lot or under the solar covered parking structure on the east side. The office phone is 299-6421.

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