Please join us at National City Christian Church next Friday, November 20, at 12:15 p.m., for our free weekly Music at Midday concert. We are delighted to be welcoming organist Jason Farris, who will present a program appropriate for this month of November, “Remembrance and Thanksgiving: Organ Music for All Saint’s Day, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving Day.”. The program for this Friday includes:

  • Placare Christe Servulis  fromLe Tombeau de Titelouze – Marcel Dupré
  • Elegy – Hubert H. Parry
  • Jerusalem, my happy home – Charles Callahan
  • Dirge for Lord Nelson – Thomas Attwood
  • Postlude for National Airs – Charles Callahan
  • The Star-Spangled Banner – Virgil Fox
  • Now thank we all our God – S. Bach, arr. Virgil Fox
  • Nun danker alle Gott, Op. 65, No. 59 – Sigfird Karg-Elert

Jason Farris is the Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, VA.  He was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance at the University of Houston where he studied with Dr. Robert Bates. He earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Baylor University as a student of Dr. Joyce Jones. Active as a collaborative artist, he accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists at the piano, and has performed with multiple church and university choirs at the organ. Previous organ recital engagements include Christ Church (Episcopal) in Cranbrook, MI, the Philadelphia Cathedral (Episcopal), Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Nashville, TN, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN, and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic) in Houston, TX.

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.

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