Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, September 25, at 12:15 p.m., for a program of French organ music performed by organist David K. Houston. The concert will feature three different composers from three different eras, each of whom created organ works based on the Latin chant “Veni Creator Spiritus”—timely music for an age when the wisdom and courage of God’s Spirit is so desperately needed.

This concert is part of the church’s free weekly Music at Midday concert series. We will be opening the building for those who wish to attend the concert in person. We will follow local guidelines on the number of people allowed into the building and will have positions roped off where audience members may sit. Masks will be required to enter the building and will be available for those who need them. Also, we will not be providing printed programs but instead have posted a full program which you may download to view on your mobile device or print for your own use. To download the program, click here.

We will also 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 on Friday afternoon with links or just watch our Facebook page for a post.

David K. Houston currently serves as Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, Maryland, and as Dean of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Mount Vernon Nazrene College and a master’s degree in organ performance from Haute Ecole de Musique and Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland.

This week’s program includes the following works:

  • 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 (1672-1703)
  • Veni Creator, Toccata from Twelve Choral Preludes – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
  • Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème du ‘Veni Creator’, Op. 4 – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
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