Please join us this Friday, December 17, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming back organist Kimberly Ann Hess, who will performing a program of works for the Christmas season:

  • 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 tranquill Allegro) — Grimoaldo Macchia
  • Greensleeves – Richard Purvis
  • Rhapsody on Christmas Carols – Eugène Gigout

Kimberly Ann Hess is Ceremonial Organist at Arlington National Cemetery, where she plays funerals in Old Post Chapel.  She is also Director of Music and Liturgy in Memorial Chapel at Ft. Myer and Instructor of Music at Marymount University both in Arlington, VA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music degree in Sacred Music from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the University of Illinois.

This week’s recital will be the last Music at Midday recital of 2021. We will return with a full season of concerts beginning on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Currently National City Christian Church is requiring all persons to be masked while inside the building. For those who are still not able to join us in person, we will be recording the concert and will post it later in the day on the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Look for an email message after the live performance with links or just watch our Facebook page for a post.

Please consider making a donation now that will enable us to continue this fine concert series. To make a secure online donation, click here and be sure to type “Music at Midday” in the designation box. You may also download and print the donor form  and send it with your check payable to National City Christian Church. Please write “Music at Midday” on the memo line.

Our concert series is self-supporting. We rely on the support of people like you to make possible the amazing recitals we experience here each week. As we look forward to another year of awe-inspiring musical performances, I would like to ask you to consider making a gift to help us continue and expand our Music at Midday offerings.

Music at Midday concerts are held at National City Christian Church, located at 5 Thomas Circle, NW, just a few blocks from the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. You may find complete information about Friday Music at Midday at the church’s website. If you are driving and would like to park in the church’s garage, click here for directions and instructions.

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