Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, March 24, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday. This week we are delighted to be welcoming New York City organist James D. Wetzel to perform a program of music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries:

  • 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

Pittsburgh-born James D. Wetzel is the Director of Music and Organist of the Parish of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Saint Catherine of Siena on Manhattan’s Upper East Side where he directs the professional Schola Cantorum.  James previously served as Organist and Choirmaster of midtown’s Church of Saint Agnes and as Organ Scholar of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.  A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, his private teachers have included Paul Jacobs (organ) and Robert Page and Kent Tritle (conducting).

For those who are not able to join us in person, we will be recording the concert and will post it on the church’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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