Friday Music at Midday

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Friday Midday Performances

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Archive of In-Person and Virtual Concerts: March 2020 -

VIRTUAL CONCERTS: March – July 2020

March 24 – John Nothaft, Organist (Vienna, Virginia)
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March 27 – Loreto Aramendi, Organist (San Sebastián, Spain)
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March 31 – Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist (Villemonble, France)
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April 3 – Jordan Prescott, Organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
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April 7 – Carol Feather Martin, Organnist (Arlington, Virginia)
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April 10 (Good Friday) – Wm. Glenn Osborne, Organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
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April 14 – Colin MacKnight, Organist (New York City)
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April 17 – Julie Vidrick Evans, Organist, and the Apollo Orchestra (Washington, DC)
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April 21 – Christian Gautschi, Organist (Zurich, Switzerland)
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April 24 – Mark Valenti, Pianist (Chicago, Illinois)
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April 28 – James Kosnik, Organist (Norfolk, Virginia)
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May 1 – Willem Hörmann, Organist ( ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
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May 5 – Adam Graham, Organist (Arlington, Virginia)
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May 8 – Michał Szostak, Organist (Warsaw, Poland)
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May 12 – Stefan Donner, Organist (Vienna, Austria)
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May 15 – Joby Bell, Organist (Boone, North Carolina)
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May 19 – Patrick Pope, Organist (Charlotte, North Carolina)
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May 22 – Lisa Mitchell Tyler, Organist (Arlington, Virginia)
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May 26 – Craig Williams, Organist (West Point, New York)
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May 29 – Colin MacKnight, Organist (New York City)
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June 2 – Chad Pittman and Mark Thewes, Organists (Canton, Ohio)
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June 5 – Mitchell Miller, Organist (Stuttgart, Germany)
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June 9 – Nathan Lively and Peggy Brengle, Organists
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June 12 – Samantha Scheff, Organist (Washington, DC)
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June 16 – John A. Wolfe, Organist (New York City)
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June 19 – Jackson Borges, Organist (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
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June 23 – Emmanuel Duperrey, Organist (Villemonble, France)
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June 26 – Victoria Shields, Organist (New Canaan, Connecticut)
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June 30 – Jordan Prescott, Organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
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July 3 – Carol Feather Martin, Organist (Arlington, Virginia)
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July 7 – Alain Truche, Organist (Silver Spring, Maryland)
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September 18 – Tyler Canonico, organist (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
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Fanfare for a New Century – Aaron David Miller; Sonata No. 6 in G Major (I. Vivace; II. Lente) – J. S. Bach; Scherzo from 24 Pièces en style libra pour Orgue ou Harmonium – Louis Vierne; Benedictus – Max Reger; Three Selections from “Star Wars” (The Imperial March; May the Force Be with You; March of the Resistance) – John Williams; trans. J. Mark Baker

September 25 – David K. Houston, organist (College Park, Maryland)
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Veni Creator (1. en taille à 5; 2. Fugue à 5; 3. Duo; 4. Récit de Cromorne; 5. Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux) – Nicolas de Grigny; Veni Creator, Toccata from Twelve Choral Preludes – Jeanne Demessieux; Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème du ‘Veni Creator’, Op. 4 – Maurice Duruflé

October 2 – Theodore S. Davis, organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
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Suite No. 1 for Organ (Fantasy; Fughtetta; Air; Toccata) – Florence Price; Esquisses Byzantines (Nef; Rosace; Tu es petra) – Henri Mulet

October 9 – Allegro con fuoco: Tyler Canonico and Jordan Markham, organists
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Lord of the Dance – arr. Joel Raney; Rhapsody on English Hymntunes – Charles Callahan; Kiara Pig Jig – Robin Dinda

October 16 – Mark Valenti, pianist (Chicago, Illinois)
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Organ Prelude in G minor, BWV 535 – J. S. Bach, arr. Siloti; Sonata (Allegro moderato; sostenuto e pesante; Allegro molto) – Béla Bartók; L’isle joyeuse – Claude Debussy

October 23 – Russell Weismann, organist (Washington, DC)
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Deux Pièces (I. Marche) – Arthur Foote; Trois Pièces pour Grand Orgue (I. Fantaisie) – César Franck; Cantata 29, BWV 29 (I. Sinfonia) – J. S. Bach; Vier Kleine Praeludien und Fugen (IV. Präludium und Fuge D-dur ‘Alleluja’) – Franz Schmidt

October 30 – David Brock, organist (Zephyr Springs, Nevada)
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Prelude in G minor, BuxWV 149 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Chorale No. 1 in E Major – César Franck

November 6 – Mi Zhou, organist (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
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Carillon de Westminster – Louis Vierne; When the mountains sing – Wei Gu; Prelude and Fugue on the Name B-A-C-H – Franz Liszt

November 13 – Carol Feather, organist (Arlington,  Virginia)
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Keepers of the Legacy: Music of the Organists of Notre Dame
Final from 1re Symphonie – Louis Vierne; Fuga V from Six Fugues pour l’Orgue ou le Clevecin – Jean-Jacques Beauivarlet-Charpentier; Preludes XIV, XI, VII  from 19 Préludes pour orgue – Jean-Pierre Leguay; Scherzo symphonique (Improvisation transcribed by Jeremy Filsell) – Pierre Cochereau

November 20 – Jason Farris, organist (The Plains, Virginia)
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Remembrance and Thanksgiving: Organ Music for All Saint’s Day, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving Day
Placare Christe Servulis  from Le Tombeau de Titelouze – Marcel Dupré; Elegy – C. Hubert H. Parry; Jerusalem, my happy home – arr. Charles Callahan; Dirge for Lord Nelson – Thomas Attwood; Postlude for National Airs – Charles Callahan; The Star-Spangled Banner – arr. Virgil Fox; Now thank we all our God – J. S. Bach, arr. Virgil Fox; Nun danker alle Gott, Op. 65, No. 59 – Sigfird Karg-Elert

December 4 – Kimberly Ann Hess, organist (Arlington, Virginia), and Friends
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December 11 – Jackson Borges, organist (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
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Chorale Prelude on “Winchester New” – John Ebenezer West; Prière – Joseph Jongen; Choral in a – César Franck

December 18 – Jackson Borges, organist (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)
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Noël in d – Louis-Claude d’Aquin; In the Bleak Midwinter – arr., Allen Orton Gibbs; Carol Rhapsody – Richard Purvis; Variations on “O Laufet, Ihr Hirten” – Max Drischner; Meditation on “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” – Jackson Borges; Toccata en Ré Majeur – Marcel Lanquetuit


VIRTUAL CONCERTS: March – April 2021

March 5 – Samantha Scheff, organist (Washington, DC)

Veni Creator Spiritus (Dialogue sur les Grandes Jeux) – Nicolas de Grigny; Allein Gott in der Höh’ sie Ehr, BWV 675 – J. S. Bach; Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor (II. Largo; III. Allegro) – J. S. Bach; Festal March – Florence B. Price; Prelude on ‘Nettleton’ – Gerre Hancock; Every Time I Feel the Spirit – arr. Richard Elliott

March 12 – Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, organist (Canton, New York)
Music for Black History Month
We Shall Overcome – Sharon J. Willis; First Sonata for Organ (Finale: Allegro) – Florence Beatrice Smith Price; Lift Every Voice and Sing – J. Rosamond Johnson, arr. Roger Lowe

March 19 – Colin MacKnight, organist (New York City)
Imperial March, Op. 32 – Edward Elgar (arr. Colin MacKnight); Andante espressivo from Sonata, Op. 28 – Edward Elgar; Sonata on the 94th Psalm – Julius Reubke

March 26 – Nicholas Will, organist (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Prelude in b minor, BWV 544a – Johann Sebastian Bach; Toccata “da sonarsi alla Levazione,” No. 4, Book II – Girolamo Frescobaldi; Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine, S. 658 – Franz Liszt ; Pièce Heroïque – César Franck

Monday, March 29
Special Edition: Music for Holy Week
Colin MacKnight, organist 
(New York City)Praeludium in E minor, BuxWV 142 – Dieterich Buxtehude; O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 – Johann Sebastian Bach; Prelude and Fugue on ‘OTraurigkeit, o Herzeleid’ – Ethel Smyth; Contrapunctus 14 from The Art of Fugue – Johann Sebastian Bach (completion by Colin MacKnight, 2020)

Monday, April 5
Special Edition: Music for Easter
Colin MacKnight, organist 
(New York City)

April 16 – Loreto Aramendi, organist (San Sebastián, Spain)

April 23 – Carson Cooman, organist (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

May 7 – Chuyoung Suter and Erik Wm. Suter, plano/organ (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
Piano Concerto No. 2 – Sergei Rachmaninoff

May 14 – Carol Feather, organist (Arlington, Virginia)
Fanfares to The Tongues of Fire – Larry King; Andante Moderato in C minor – Frank Bridge; Domine Jesu Berceuse, O Filii Variations – Jeanne Demessieux; Variations on ‘Frere Jacques’ – Hans Use Hielscher

May 21 – Justus Parrotta, organist (Washington, DC)
Parotta Plays Parrotta
Salve Festa Dies (Premiere); Land of Rest; Three Frescoes for Organ (I. Deck thyself, my soul with gladness; As the deer yearns for streams of water; At his feet the six-winged seraph); Seaside Suite for Organ (I. Prelude; II. Pastorale; III. Aquarelle; IV. Grand Jeu)

May 28 – Carter Stevens, organist (Falls Church, Virginia)
Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 735 – J. S. Bach; Carillon – Leo Sowerby; Paean – Kenneth Leighton; Organ Symphony No. 4, Op. 13, No. 4 (3. Andante cantabile (dolce); 6. Finale) – Charles-Marie Widor

June 4 – Michael Britt (Baltimore, Maryland)
Concert Samba for Organ – Joe Utterback; In Memoriam – Alfred V. Fedak; Incantation pour un jour saint – Jean Langlais; Cantabile symphonique – Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Virgil Fox); Triptych (I Trumpet Rondo; II. Elegy – in memory of Ernest M. Skinner; III. Introduction and Toccata on “Weisse Flaggen”) – Alfred V. Fedak

June 11 – Christopher Reynolds, organist (Richmond, Virginia)
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 – J. S. Bach; Two Scottish Tunes: Annie Laurie and The Bluebells of Scotland – arr. John Jordan and Richard Hey Lloyd; Scherzo in G minor from Five Pieces for Organ, op. 177 – Healey Willan; Aria – Paul Manz; Fanfare – John Cook

June 18 – Brent Nolte, organist (Circleville, Ohio)
Music of Charles W. Ore
Eight (Entrance; Flight; Diversion; Procession; Excursion; Procession II; Diversion II; Exit); A Mighty Fortress; Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound; What a Friend We Have in Jesus

June 25 – David Houston, organist (College Park, Maryland)
Look to the Skies!
Star Rising – Erik Santos; Étoile du Soir – Louis Vierne; October Interlude – Clarence Mader; Maple Leaf Rag – Scott Joplin, arr. Lawrence Grant; The Trees Unfold – Judith Weir; Hymne du Soleil – Louis Vierne; Fanfares to  the Tongues of Fire – Larry King


MUSIC AT MIDDAY CONCERTS, September – December 2021

September 17 – Jacob Reed, organist (Chicago, Illinois)
Festal March; Adoration; In Quiet Mood; Allegretto in G; Little Melody; Offertory; Retrospection – Florence Price; Concerto in G (I. Allegro; II. Grave; III. Allegro) – Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, arr. J. S. Bach

Septenber 24 – Alain Truche, organist (Silver Spring, Maryland)
Impromptu – Francis Jackson; God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength: Psalm 46 (In Memoriam 9-11-01) – Margaret Vardell Sandresky; Second Fantasy in Db Major, Op. 101 – Camille Saint Saëns; Suite, Op. 5 (III. Toccata) – Maurice Duruflé

October 1 – Craig S. Williams, organist (West Point, New York)
Prelude and Fugue in G, Op. 37, No. 2 – Felix Mendelssohn; “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” (America the Beautiful) – Emma Lou Diemer; “Prayer for Patriotism” (America the Beautiful) – Richard Purvis; Grosse Sonata for Organ No. 2 in c, Op. 5 (Fuga a 5 voci – Maestoso; (Ein Lebewohl) – Adagio con tenerezza; Thema mit  Variationem: Star-Spangled Banner) – W. Eugene Thayer

October 8 – Mark Valenti, pianist (Chicago, Illinois)
Estampes (Prints), 1903 (Pagodes/Pagodas; Soiree dans Granade/Evening in Granada; Jardins sous la pluie/Gardens in the rain) – Claude Debussy; Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, 1820 (I. Vivace, ma non tropo; II. Prestissimo; III. Andante motto cantabile ed espressivo) – Ludwig van Beethoven

October 15 – Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Variations sur un thème de Clement Jannequin – Jehan Alain; Fantasia Chromatica – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Le Banquet Céleste; “The Peace may be exchanged” from Rubrics – Dan Locklair; “Humoresque” L’Organo Primitivo – Pietro A. Yon

October 22 – Michael Stefanek, organist (Salisbury, Maryland)
Tuba Tune – Norman Cocker; Aria – Charles Callahan; Roulade Op. 9, No. 3 – Seth Bingham; Gigue Fugue, BWV 577 – Johann Sebastian Bach; Deep River – Joe Utterback; Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn,; arr. Alec Wyton; Variations de Concert, Op. 1 – Joseph Bonnet

October 29 – Kelly Lenahan, organist (Washington, D.C.)
In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 – J. S. Bach; Trois Pièces (I. Prélude; II. Petit Canon; III. Improvisation) – Nadia Boulanger; La Nativité du Seigneur (VI. Les anges; VIII. Les mages) – Olivier Messiaen; Passacaglia in D minor, BuxWV 161 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Toccata – Eugène Gigout

November 5 – David Brock, organist (Zephyr Springs, Nevada)
Concert Variations on “The Star Spangled Banner” – Dudley Buck; Mode of D, from “Eight Modal Pieces – Jean Langlais; Concerto for Organ, Op. 4, No. 1 in G minor/major – G. F. Handel (transcribed by David H. Brock); The Maple Leaf Rag – Scott Joplin (transcribed by David H. Brock)

November 12 – David K. Houston, organist (College Park, Maryland)
“Fantastical Beast”
Fantasie und Fuge in g minor, BWV 542  -Johann Sebastian Bach; Apparition de l’église éternelle, 1932 – Olivier Messiaen; Fantasy on Walk Together, Children, 2017 – André J. Thomas; Jubilate – Fela Sowande; Everyone Dance from Five Dances – Calvin Hampton

November 19 – Alan J. Hommerding (Chicago, Illinois)
Sonata in D Major, Op. 65, No. 5 (I. Andante; II. Andante con moto; III. Allegro Maestoso) – Felix Mendelssohn
Simeon Suite: Prelude on “Conditor Alme Siderum – Flor Peeters; O World, I Now Must Leave Thee, Op. 122, No. 11 – Johannes Brahms; With Peace and Joy I Now Depart, BuxWV 76 (Contrapunctus I; Evolutio I) – Dietrich Buxtehude;
Psalms without Words, 65:11-12 – Alan J. Hommerding

November 26 – NO RECITAL (Thanksgiving)

December 3 – Zacchaeus Lock, organist (Danbury, Connecticut)
The Planets (I. Mars, The Bringers of War) – Gustav Holst, trans. Peter Sykes; Variations sur un Noël – Marcel Dupré; The Planets (IV. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity) – Gustav Holst, trans. Peter Sykes

December 10 – Derrick Ian Meador, organist (Shreveport, Louisiana)
Fanfare – William Mathias; Variations on ‘Picardy’- Denis Bedard;  Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 – J. S. Bach; Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Op, 37 – Felix Mendelssohn; Five Meditations on the Nativity – Buck McDaniel; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Gilbert M. Martin

December 17 – Kimberly Ann Hess, organist (Arlington, Virginia)
Fantasia on In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729 – J. S. Bach; In Dulci Jubilo (In Quiet Joy) – Marcel Dupré; Christmas in Sicily – Pietro A. Yon; Diptyque on Ave Maris Stella (Andante tranquillo; Allegro) — Grimoaldo Macchia; Greensleeves – Richard Purvis; Rhapsody on Christmas Carols – Eugène Gigout

MUSIC AT MIDDAY CONCERTS, February – June 2022

February 4 – John A. Wolfe, organist (New York City)
Ciacona in E minor, BuxWV 160 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Pange Lingua – Nicolas de Grigny; Ciacona in E Minor, BuxWV 160 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Chasm – William Albright; Toccata and Fugue in D minor “Dorian,” BWV 538 – Johann Sebastian Bach

February 11 – Grant Wareham, organist (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
Toccata for Organ (East Coast Premiere) – Karim Al-Zand; Adagio Allegro [und Adagio], K. 594 – W. A. Mozart; Phantasie für Orgel über den Choral “Wie schön leucht’ uns der Morgenstern,” Op. 40, No. 1 – Max Reger;

February 18 – Laurent Jochum, organist (Paris, France)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 – J. S. Bach; Chorale Prelude “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” BWV 659 – J. S. Bach; Organ Sonata No. 6 “Vater unser im Himmelreich,” Op. 65, No. 6 – Felix Mendelssohn; Power of Life – Mons Leidvin Takle

February 25 – CANCELLED

March 4 – Jason Farris, organist (The Plains, Virginia)
Psalm Prelude (Ps. 34:6), Op. 32, No. 1 – Herbert Howells; Erbarm’ dich mein, O Herre Gott, BWV 721 – J. S. Bach; O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross, BWV 622 – J. S. Bach; Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 537 – J. S. Bach Chorale Fantasia on an Old English Tune – C. Hubert H. Parry; Meditation on “Ah! Dearest Jesus” – Clarence Dickinson

March 11 – Tyler Canonico, organist (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
An Afternoon of Spirituals
Little Light of Mine – Joe Utterback; Go Down, Moses – David Hurd; I Want Jesus to Walk with Me – Calvin Taylor; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Soon I Will Be Done, Deep River – arr. Richard Warner; Improvisation on ‘We Shall Overcome’ – Carl Haywood

March 18 – Bryan Dunnewald, organist (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 – J. S. Bach; Symphony No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 (I. Allegro maestoso; II. Adagio; V. Final)

March 25 – Samantha Scheff, organist (Alexandria, Virginia)
Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn – John Knowles Paine; Capriccio sopra il cucu – Johann Casper Kerll; Le Rossignol en amour – Francois Couperin; Notturno Op 54, No. 4 – Edvard Grieg; Fantasy on the Name Roy Andrew Johnson – Pamela Decker (b. 1955)

April 1 – Michael Britt, organist (Baltimore, Maryland)
April Fools Day Concert
Sortie in E Flat Major – Louis-James Alfred Lefébure-Wély; Boléro de Concert – Léuise-James Alfred Lefébure-Wély; Alles Was Du Bist: Trio in the style of J.S. Bach – Billy Nalle; “Cruella de Vil” from 100 Dalmatians – Roger Radcliffe. arr. for organ by Michael Britt; Floral Prelude on Zehenspitzen durch die Tulpen – Daniel E. Gawthrop; I Love Pickles – arr. by Michael Britt

April 8 – Loreto Aramendi, organist (San Sebastián, Basque Region, Spain)
Prelude in E minor – Nicolaus Bruhns; Prelude in C sharp minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff, trans. Louis Vierne; Symphonic Interlude from Redemption (César Franck); Offering and Final Alleluia from Book of the Blessed Sacrament – Olivier Messiaen

April 15 – No Recital (Good Friday)

April 22 – Chad Pittman and Mark Thewes, organists (Canton, Ohio)
Two Men and a Bench
Trilogie (Cortège, Rêverie, Danse) – Denis Bédard; Pie Jesu – Andrew Lloyd Webber; Rhapsody on English Hymntunes (Kings Weston, Kingsfold, Monks Gate, Capel, and Down Ampney) – Charles Callahan; Cat Duet Suite (pedal duet) – Denis Bédard; Entrada Festiva – Dale Wood

April 29 – David K. Houston, organist (College Park, Maryland)
Post-Easter Mashup
Intrata No. 2 – Herbert Howells; Sonata 1, BWV 252 – Johann Sebastian Bach; Movement – Elisabeth Stirling; Petit Canon – Nadia Boulanger; The Women at the Tomb (A Prelude on Hail Thee, Festival Day!) – Dorothy J. Papadakos

May 6 – Michał Szostak, organist (Warsaw, Poland)
Fantasia G Major, BWV 572 – J. S. Bach; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 – J. S. Bach; Italian Concerto: Allegro-Andante-Allegro, improvisation; 5th Symphony, Allegro con brio, Op. 67 – Ludwig van Beethoven; Adagio Cantabile, improvisation; Symphonic Toccata, improvisation

May 13 – Sara Su Jones, violin, and Tatyana Stepanova, piano (Chicago, Illinois)
Three Romances (1. Andante molto; 2. Allegretto: Mit zartem Vorträge; 3. Leidenschaftlich schnell) – Clara Schumann; Elfentanz (Elf Dance) (undated) – Florence Price; Berceuse – Germaine Tailleferre; Melody from the film “The High Pass” – Myroslav Skoryk; Fantasy Etudes (1. Countdown; 2. Lyric; 3. Rough Rhythms; 4. Romance; 5. Strolling on Frederick Street) – Gwyneth Walker

May 20 – Richard Spotts, organist (Doylestown, Pennsylvania)
Trois Poèmes pour orgue of Charles Tournemire
Poème No. I (Ps 21/22); Poème No. 2 (Ps 22/23); Poème No. 3 (Ps 150)

May 27 – Matthew Dion, organist (Houston, Texas)
Grand Choeur, Benedicamus Domino – Guy Weitz; Élevation, Tierce en Taille (Messe pour les Couvents) – François Couperin; Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 – J. S. Bach; Trois Pièces, Op. 29 (I. Prélude) – Gabriel Pierné; Suite No. 1 for Organ (III. Air) – Florence Price; Te Deum, Op. 11 – Jeanne Demessieux

June 3 – Carol Feather Martin, organist (Arlington, Virginia)
Oberlin Connections
On the Name Maurice Durafle – David Hurd; An Exalted Ritual (IV from Five Dances, Op. 76) – Calvin Hampton; The Pyramids of Giza (III from Ancient Wonders, an Organ Demonstrator) – David Arcus; Hommage a Gershwin (Quodlibet on SLANE) – Christa Rakich; Reverie – William Grant Still; Healing (from Journey to Wholeness) – Angela Kraft Cross

June 10, PRIDE RECITAL – Vincent Carr, organist (Verona, New Jersey)
Marche des Combattants – Jean Baptiste de Lully (arr. Carr); Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn (arr. Alec Wyton); Coronation March – Kris Rizzotto; Choral Prelude on Erschienen ist der herrlich’ Tag – Ethel Smyth; Sonata Over the Rainbow – Paul Ayres; A Quaker Reader { “There is a Spirit That Delights to Do No Evil”) – Ned Rorem; Toccata on “Lift Every Voice and Sing’’ – Mark Miller

June 17 – Carson Cooman, organist (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Invokationen – Günther Firlinger; The Grave of Keats – Carlotta Ferrari; Sinfonietta (Allegro; Cantilene; Intermezzo; Adagio; Finale) – Thomas Åberg

June 24 – Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, organist (Canton, New York)
The Burning Bush – Herman Berlinski; Adagio in E Major  Frank Bridge; Fantasy and Fugue in D Major, Opus 73 – Rachel Laurin; Toccata und Fuge in d minor, BWV 565 – Johann Sebastian Bach

September 16 – Randall Sheets, organist (Arlington, Virginia)
French Favorites
Chaconne in G minor – Louis Couperin; Tierce en Taille (Mass for the Convents) – François Couperin; In paradisum – Théodore Dubois; Fiat lux – Théodore Dubois; Cantilène, Op. 29, No. 2 – Gabriel Pierné; Toccata in B minor – Eugène Gigout; Symphonie V, Op. 42, No. 1 (Adagio, Toccata) – Charles-Marie Widor

September 23 – Justus (Jay) Parrotta, organist (Washington, D.C.)
A Fall Flourish
O Ignee Spiritus – Hildegard von Bingen, arr. Mark Winges; Preludium in E minor (Kleine) – Nicolaus Bruhns; Pastorale – Christopher Hoh; Three Autumn Sketches after a Watercolor by Maria Wilscher (I. Autumn Mood; II. Autumn Colors; III. Sunset) – Carson Cooman; Carillon on Lasst uns Erfreuen – Justus Parotta

September 30 – Nicholas Will, organist (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Comes Autumn Time – Leo Sowerby; Solemn Melody – Henry alford Davies, arr. John E. West; Vexilla Regis – Richard Purvis; Chant de Paix – Jean Langlais; Chorale No. 3 in A minor – César Franck

October 7 – Yvonne Chen, piano (Houston, Texas)
Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin – Maurice Ravel; Choral – Jehan Alain; Chorale Prelude – Felix le Couppey/William Gillock; Fugue in A minor from 8 Pièces brèves – Gabriel Fauré; Prélude, Chorale, et Fugue – César Franck

October 14 – Joby Bell, organist (Boone, North Carolina)
Carillon-Sortie – Henri Mulet; Concerto in G – Johann Sebastian Bach, after Johann Ernst; March of the night watchman after J. S. Bach – Charles-Marie Widor; Scherzo – Eugène Gigout; Toccata – John Weaver

October 21 – Phillip Lamb, organist (Flushing, New York)
The Canterbury March – Harry Crane Perrin; Hungary (Rhapsodie Migonne) – Karl Koelling, adapt. Phillip Lamb; Six Character Pieces – Edward MacDowell; Passacaglia in C minor – Johann Sebastian Bach; The Star-Spangled Banner – arr. Virgil Fox

October 28 – David Brock (Zephyr Springs, Nevada)
Symphony No. 6 in G minor (I. Allegro; II. Adagio; III. Intermezzo (Allegro); IV. Cantabile; V. Finale (Vivace)) – Charles-Marie Widor

November 4 – Christopher Reynolds (Richmond, Virginia)
Sonata for Organ in C minor, Op. 65, No. 2 – Felix Mendelssohn; Benedictus, Op. 59, No. 9 – Max Reger; There is a happy land – George Shearing; Prelude on Malabar – Leo Sowerby; Final, from Première symphony pour grand orgue, Op. 14 – Louis Vierne

November 11 – No recital (Veterans Day)

November 18 – Jordan Prescott (Baltimore, Maryland)
Nun danket alle Gott, Op. 65 No. 59 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert; Fugue in a-flat minor, WoO 8 – Johannes Brahms; Light in Darkness – Kerensa Briggs; Adagio for Strings … Samuel Barber; Rhapsody No. 3 … Herbert Howells

November 25 – No recital (Thanksgiving weekend)

December 2 – Jacob Reed (Chicago, Illinois)
Pastoral – César Franck; Praeludium – Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; Mein junges Leben hat ein End – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; Organ Sonata No. 3 in A Major, – Felix Mendelssohn

December 9 – Sheets/Seipp Duo, organ and trumpet (Winchester, Virginia)
Final Chorus from Christmas Oratorio – J. S. Bach; In dulci jubilo – J. S. Bach; Sinfonia from Cantata 142, Unto Us a Child Is Born – J. S. Bach; O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam, arr. Chuck Seipp; Introduction and Variations on “Infant, Holy, Infant Lowly” – Alexandre Guilmant; O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen; Variations on “In dulci jubilo” – Danis Bédard; Hallelujah, from The Messiah – George Frederick Handel; Joy to the World – George Frederick Handel

December 16 – Justin Brueggeman, organist (Boston, Massachusetts)
Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 550 – J. S. Bach; Psalm Prelude, Set 1, No. 2 – Herbert Howells; Cantabile – Joseph Jongen; Cortège et Litanie – Marcel Dupré


February 3: John A. Wolfe, organist (New York City)
Organbook II (I Rex Tremendae; II. Magnificat; III. Pie Jesu; IV. Stabat Mater; V. “Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?”; VI. In Nomine Domini) – Ned Rorem; Three Spirituals for Organ (I. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; II. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian; III. Let Us Break Bread Together) – Roy Belfield; Organ Sonata No. 4 in B-flat Major (I. Allegro con brio; II. Andante religious; III. Allegretto; IV. Allegro maestros) – Felix Mendelssohn

February 10: Glenn Little, organist (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Aria – Nicholas Bowden; Give Me Jesus – Eurydice V. Ostermanb; Ride On, King Jesus – David Kidwell; Steal Away – David Kidwell; Toccata on “Great Day” – Adolphuys Hailstork; His Eye Is on the Sparrow – Carl Haywood; Hold On – Calvin Taylor; Retrospection – Florence B. Price; Improvisation on “We Shall Overcome” – Carl Haywood

February 17: Andrew Johnson, organ (Baltimore, Maryland)
King of Kings – arr. Ralph Simpson; Three Pieces for Organ (I. Elevation; II. Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier) – George Walker; Prelude and Fugue in C minor – Felix Mendelssohn; Gospel Preludes, Book 2 (IV. Jesus Loves Me) – William Bolcom; Symphonie V (V. Final) – Louis Vierne

February 24: David Houston and Irvin Peterson, organ and saxophone
Jubilate – Fela Sowande; Balm in Gilead – arr. Lani Smith; Come Sunday – Duke Ellington; Imrprovisation on “Lift Every Voice and Sing”; Tableaux de Provence (Iv. Dis alyscamps l’ami souspire) – Paule Maurice; If I Can Help Somebody – Alma Bazel Androzzo; Oodles of Noodles – Jimmy Dorsey

March 3: Midori Ataka, organ (Baltimore, Maryland)
Organ Symphony No. 5 (Toccata) – Charles-Marie Widor; Fugue in E-flat Major (St. Anne) – J. S. Bach; Three Pieces for Organ (Elevation) – George Walker; Enigma Variation (Nimrod) – Edward Elgar; Improvisation on Red-Dragonfly; Toccata Giacoso – Gilbert M. Martin

March 10: Muen Vanessa Wei, piano (Cleveland, Tennessee)
32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80 – Ludwig van Beethoven; Etudes, Op. 25, Nos. 7-12 (No. 7 in C sharp minor “Cello”; No. 8 in D flat Major “Sixths”; No. 9 in G flat Major “Butterfly”; No. 10 in B minor “Octave”; No. 11 in A minor “Winter Wind”; No. 12 in C minor “Ocean”) – Frédéric Chopin

March 17: Carson Cooman, organ (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
As God Imagined – B. E. Boykin; On a Sunny Day in Rochester, World Premiere – Thomas Åberg; All of Life Becomes a Prayer, World Premiere – Elizabeth Alexander; Jemez Chapel, World Premiere – Frederick Frahm

March 24: James Wetzel, organ (New York City)
Tre Tonestykker (I. Moderato) – Niels W. Gade; Theme and Variation (Andante) in D Major – Felix Mendelssohn; Praeludium in G Major BWV 568 – J. S. Bach; Radamisto (Overture) – G. F. Handel; Melodia – Max Reger; Organ Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major (I. Phantasie) – Josef Rheinberger

March 31: United States Army Chorus

April 7: NO RECITAL (Good Friday)

April 14: Loreto Aramendi, organ (San Sebastián, Spain)
Chacona, BuxWV 160 – Dietrich Buxtehude; Coro de los peregrinos de “Tannhäuser” (transcripción de F. Liszt) – Richard Wagner; Saint François de Paul marchant sur les flots (transcription de Louis Robilliard) – Franz Liszt; Litanies – Jehan Alain; Theme et variation final sur le Veni Creator – Maurice Duruflé

April 21: Charles Douglas Frost, organ (Beaufort, South Carolina)
Jubilate – Fela Sowande; Variations on a Theme of Ellie – Trevor Weston; Lord, I Want to Be a Christian – Roy Belfield; King of Kings – Ralph Simpson; Two Hymn Settings (Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart; O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee) – Philip Barnett McIntyre; Adoration – Florence Price; Finale-Allegro – Florence Price

April 28: Emmanuel Duperrey, organ (Paris, France)
The arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Georg Friedrich Handel; Paraphrase sur Sur Gan – Hans Andre Stamm; Fantasie-Toccata “Was Got doet, dat is welgedaan” – Klaas Jan Muller; Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams (arr. Hubert Borde/Emmanuel Duperrey); Caelistis – Emmanuel Duperrey); The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Paul Dukes (arr. Emmanuel Duperrey)

May 5: Carol Feather Martin, organ (Arlington, Virginia)
Celebrating Creations by Women
Three Devotions on Sicilian Folk Poems – Margaret Vardell Sandresky; Courage in a Time of Struggle – Angela Kraft Cross; Adoration – Florence Price; Final for Organ, Op. 78 – Rachel Laurin

May 12: Grant Wareham, organ (Dallas, Texas)
Etude Héroïque, Op. 38 – Rachel Laurin; Romantisch, Op. 142, No. 3 – Sigfrid Karg-Elert; Finale from Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 – Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky, trans. Wareham

May 19: Jeremiah Mead, organ (Bloomington, Indiana)
Sinfonia from Cantata 29 – J. S. Bach, arr. Daniel Ficcari; Visions of the Holy Spirit – Daniel Ficcari; Toccata in D minor, Op. 59 – Max Reger; Fugue in D Major, Op. 59 – Max Reger

May 26: Sara Su Jones and Tatyana Stepanova, violin and piano (Chicago, Illinois)
Adagio in C Major, BWV 564 – J. S. Bach; Sonata for Violin and Piano – Marguerite Canal; Scherzo in C minor, WoO 2 – Johannes Brahms

June 2: Mark Pacoe, organ (New York City)
Fanfare – Alec Wyton; Prelude and Fugue on Enta Omri – Jason Roberts; Amazing Grace – Ian Farrington; Scherzo No. 1 “Whimsical” – Jason Roberts; Prelude from Suite for Organ – Paul Creston

June 9, Pride Recital: Tyler Canonico, organ (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Radetzky March, Op. 228 – Johann Strauss, trans. Jonathan Scott; Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530 (I. Vivace) – J. S. Bach; Concert Overture No. 1 – Arthur Hollins; Sonata No. 1 (II. Andantino) – Florence B. Price; Fantasy Variations on the Ukrainian National Anthem – Anders S. Bōrjesson

June 16: Alain Truche, organ (Silver Spring, Maryland)
Salamanca from Trois Préludes Hambourgeois – Guy Bovet; Prière from Four Pieces – Joseph Jongen; Scherzetto from Organ Sonata in C minor – Percy Whitlock; Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue – Healey Willan

June 23: Chad R. Bowles, piano (Baltimore, Maryland)
Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960 – Franz Schubert

June 30: Wolff von Roos, organ (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Improvisation on “We Shall Overcome” – Carl Haywood; 3 Rhapsodies Cantiques Bretons, Op. 7 (I. Andantino con moto) – Camille Saint-Saëns; Legend No. 2 “Saint François de Paule marchant sur les flots” (St Francis of Paola walking on the waves), S. 175 – Franz Liszt, arr. Wolff von Roos; Summertime – George Gershwin; Nutcase Toccata – Wolf von Roos; Improvisation on themes submitted by the audience – Wolff von Roos




Schedule of Concerts 2023-2024

In additon to the live performances, most recitals will also be recorded and available for viewing later on YouTube and Facebook.

Music at Midday will be on break during the months of July and August.

September 8: Michał Szostak, organ (Warsaw, Poland)
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 – J. S. Bach; String Concerto in E Major (“Spring” from “Four Seasons”; Allegro-Largo-Allegro) – Antonio Vivaldi; Symphonic Variations, improvisation

September 15: John Nothaft, organ/piano and Sarah Berger, violin
Autumn Leaves
Prelude No. 1 for violin and piano – George Gershwin, arr. Jascha Heifetz; Summertime – George Gershwin, arr. Jascha Heifetz; September Song – Kurt Weill; Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma ; Salut D’Amour – Edward Elgar; Deep River – Spiritual, arr. Jascha Heifetz; Adoration – Florence Price; Serenade – Chris Deblasio

September 22: Sandro da Silva, organ (Greenville, North Carolina)
Voices of the World – Iain Farrington; Aria – Paul Manz; Organ Concerto in A minor, BWV 593 (Allegro; Adagio; Allegro) – J. S. Bach; Hornpipe Humoresque – Noel Rawsthorne; Toccata on “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart” (MARION) – arr. Albert L. Travis

September 29: Jackson Borges, organ (Statesboro, Georgia)
Final all Schumann sur un Noël Languedocien, Op. 83 – Félix-Alexandre Guilmant;  Sonata No. 1 in d, Op. 42 – Félix-Alexandre Guilmant

October 6: Jason Farris, organ (Washington, D.C.)
Organ Music from France
Veni Creator (En taille à 5; Fugue à 5 Duo;  Récit de Cromorne; Dialogue sur les grands jeux) –  Nicolas de Grigny; Symphonie V, Op. 42, No. 1 (I. Allegro vivace; IV. Adagio; V. Toccata) – Charles-Marie Widor

October 13: Nicholas Galinaitis, organ (Los Angeles, California)
Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532 = J. S. Bach; Fountain Reverie – P. Fletcher; Prelude in G-Sharp Minor Op. 32 No. 12 – S. Rachmaninoff; Toccata in D Minor Op. 59. No. 5 – M. Reger; Fugue in D Minor Op. 59 No. 6; Carillon de Westminster Op. 54 No. 6 – L. Vierne

October 20: Laurent Jochum, organ (Paris, France)
Pièces pour orgue Suite for the second tone (1. Plein-Jeu; 2. Duo en rondeau; 4. Basse de trompette; 8. ***; 10. Grand Jesu avec le tonnerre) – M. Corrette; Suite gothique (Introduction-Choral; Menuet gothique; Prière à Notre Dame; Toccata) – L. Boellmann; Evocations (1 and 2) – T. Eschaich

October 27: David Houston, organ (College Park, Maryland)
b & g in a minor key
Fantasie in g, BWV 542 – J. S. Bach; Prélude, Variation, Fugue, Op. 18 – César Franck; Chorale no. 2 in b minor – César Franck

November 3: David Brock, organ (Zephyr Cove, Nevada)
Sonata #6 in D minor (Vater unser in Himmelreich) – Felix Mendelssohn; The Leola Two-step – Scott Joplin; Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540 – J. S. Bach

November 10: NO RECITAL (Veterans Day observed)

November 17: Phillip Lamb, organ (Morristown, New Jersey)
Heraldings – Robert Hebble; Trois Pièces pour le Grand Orgue (No. 2 – Cantabile) –  César Franck; Come, Sweetest Death J.S. Bach, arr. by Virgil Fox; Comes Autumn Time – Leo Sowerby; The Star Spangled Banner – arr. by Virgil Fox

November 24: NO RECITAL (Thanksgiving weekend)

December 1: Giorgio Revelli, organ (Bussana, Sanremo, Italy)
Praeludium, Fuga, and Ciaccona in C Major, BuxWV 137 –  Dietrich Buxtehude; Concerto in re minore, RV93 (Allegro, Largo, Allegro) – Antonio Vivaldi; Fantasy on two well known Christmas carols – John Ebenezer West; Toccata on Psalm 146 – Jan Swart

December 8: Musikanten with Conductor Kerry Krebil and Organist Richard Mumford Perform Music for Advent by Christopher J. Hoh
Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel); Comfort, O Comfort My People; O Sapientia; Era Cras: The Seven O Antiphons; People, Look East

December 15: Buck McDaniel, organ (New York City)
“The Year of Our Lord” from “Run Rabbit Run” – Sufjan Stevens, trans. James McVinnie; O Antiphon Preludes – Nico Muhly; Toccata – Buck McDaniel

After December 15, 2023, Music at Midday recitals will be on a break, resuming on Friday, February 2, 2024.


February 2: Roy L. Belfield, Jr. organ (Towson, Maryland)
Litanies – Jehan Alain; Credo Suite (I. Conception and Birth; II. Trial and Suffering; III. Resurrection/Trumpetings) – Phillip B. McIntyre; Four Hymn Settings (I Want Jesus to Walk with Me; Were You There?; O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee; When I Survey the Wondrous Cross) – Phillip B. McIntyre; Symphony No. 5, Op. 42 (V. Toccata) – Charles-Marie Widor

February 9: Ralph Holzhauser, organ (Youngstown, Ohio)
Improvisation on “We Shall Overcome” – Carl Haywood; I Love Thee, Lord – George Shearing; There Is a Happy Land – George Shearing; Ascension Suite – Sharon Mills; Adoration – Florence Price; Elf on a Moonbeam – Florence Price; What a Friend We Have in Jesus – William Bolcom

February 16: Glenn Little, organ (Stafford, Virginia)
Suite No. 1 for Organ (Fantasy) – Florence Beatrice Price; Concert Suite of African American Spirituals – Adolphus Hailstgork; Soon I Will Be Done – Calvin Taylor

February 23: Andrew Chukwaka Egbuchiem, countertenor
(New York City)
Lord, I’ll Go – Jacquline Hairston; Go Down, Moses – Harry T. Burleigh; Prayer – Leslie Adams; Oluwa L-Oluso agustin mi (The Lord Is My Shepherd) – Fred Onovwerosuoke; Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel – Harry T. Burleigh; Piango demo (Aria No. 1) from Cantata RV 675 – Antonio Vivaldi; Dove sei amato bene from Rodelinda – G. F. Handel; Tu the accendi……Di tanti palpati from Tancredi – G. Rossini

March 1: Christopher Reynolds, organ (Richmond, Virginia)
Grand  Choeur in B-flat – Théodore Dubois; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 – J. S. Bach; Prelude in B minor, Op. 19, No. 2 – John Knowles Paine; Cantabile – César Franck; Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op. 25, No. 4 – Léon Boëllmann

March 8: Muen Vanessa Wei, piano (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 – Ludwig van Beethoven; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 – Frédéric Chopin

March 15: Duo Beaux Arts–Catherine Lan, Tao Lin, piano
Ave Maria – F. Schubert/G. Anderson; Three Pieces for Piano Four Hands (Allegro molto) – F. M. Hansel; Andante and Allegro Billlante, Op. 92 – F. Mendelssohn; Etude en Forte de Valese, Op. 52, No. 6 – C. Saint-Saëns; Blue Danube Fantasy – J. Strauss/G. Anderson

March 22: Mi Zhou, organ (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Suite de deuxième ton, from Pièces d’Orgue pour le Magnuificat – Jean-Adam Guiliain; Symphony in One Movement on “Kalenda Maya” – Libby Larsen; Symphony No. 1, Op. 36 (III. Aria) – Rachel Laurin; Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 32 (V. Final)

March 29: No recital (Good Friday)

April 5: Joby Bell and Ling Yu Hsiao, organ and piano

April 12: Yvonne Chen, piano and violin (Houston, Texas)

April 19: Zacchaeus Lock, organ (Brookfield, Connecticut)

April 26: Westminster Ringers (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, Virginia)

May 3: Maurice Clerk, organ (Dijon, France)

May 10: John Dixon, organ (Norfolk, Virginia)

May 17: Carson Cooman, organ (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Canzona on the Seikilos Epitaph – Karen Beaumont; Allori sulla Tomba di Dante, Op. 120 – Philippos Tsalahouris; Beata Beatrix – Carlotta Ferrari (world premiere); Toccata No. 9 – Thomas Åberg

May 24: John A. Wolfe, organ (New York City)

May 31: Matthew Dion and Anne Pinkerton, organ and oboe (Houston, Texas)

June 7: Pride Recital–Buck McDaniel, organ (New York City)

June 14: TBD

June 21: Shelby Fisher, organ (Salt Lake City, Utah

June 28: The United States Army Chorus (Arlington, Virginia)

There will be no recitals during July and August. Music at  Midday will resume on September 6, 2024.

Most of the Friday concerts at National City feature the church’s pipe organ, its MAGICAL, MYSTICAL, MUSICAL MACHINE!

Performers in our concert series make the pipe organ come alive and opens your eyes to the amazing world of the King of Instruments. Come surround yourself with the instrument’s 7,000 pipes and hear the ROAR that Washington D.C.’s third-largest pipe organ makes in this reverberant space. You’ll experience the organ’s MAGIC, power, and versatility, the MYSTERY of the organ’s unique sounds, the exciting MUSIC of the great composers for the pipe organ, and a fascinating fully hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind musical MACHINE that incorporates wood working, metal-smithing, electricity and electronics, computer technology, physics, acoustics, and a lot of other scientific and musical know-how.

You are invited to come hear the majesty of the five-keyboard Möller pipe organ in 30-minute FREE recitals of some of the most thrilling and sublime music written by the great musical geniuses of the pipe organ. Hands-on displays of organ pipes, colorful photographs of the inner workings of the NCCC organ, interesting information on pipe organ history, and a post-recital demonstration of how the organist operates the keyboards, pedal board, and over 300 controls provides an up-close-and-personal look at this complex and intriguing musical machine. Read more about the history of the pipe organ here. 

Countertenor Andrew Ebguchiem

Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, February 23, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at...

Even if you’re not a musician, familiar with the pipe organ at all, or one who rarely steps foot inside a church: these recital/demonstration events are for YOU! The recital series events are geared to attract and engage people of all ages, those familiar with the pipe organ, and those who’ve never seen one up close, or are acquainted with its musical possibilities.

Be sure to join us on FRIDAYS from 12:15-1:00pm (September through December & February through June) and start your weekend with the exciting and floor-shaking sounds generated by National City Christian Church’s “Magical, Mystical, Musical Machine” and other concert offerings.

National City Christian Church is enormously grateful to all those who have supported the recital series through their weekly presence and generous financial contributions. You can donate to the NCCC Foundation below. 

Organists who are interested in performing on the Friday noon-time recital series are encouraged to apply by submitting an unedited recording of a most recent public organ recital and a printed program from that recorded recital, other copies of recently played recital programs, and a current biography. Please send all materials by e-mail to or by postal mail to:

Rev. Dr. J. Michael McMahon
Artistic Director, Music at Midday
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington D.C. 20005

For additional information about this series, the music ministry, and the organ of National City Christian Church, please call the NCCC Music Office 202-797-0103 or contact us via email