Please join us this Friday, March 5, 12:15 p.m., when Music at Midday concerts will resume with the premiere of an online performance by organist Samantha Scheff, who is currently the organist at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from Rutgers University, where she studied with Renée Anne Louprette.  An active performer, she received first place in the 2017 D.C. AGO/Quimby competition and second place in the 2019 Brooklyn AGO Scholarship Competition.

 Friday’s program, which was recorded at St. John’s, will include:

  • 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

There are several ways for you to enjoy this Friday’s concert:

  1. If you are on our email list, you will receive a message on Friday morning with a link to the YouTube recording of the concert. If you would like your name added to our list, send a request to
  2. You may visit the church website late Friday morning and scroll to the bottom of the home page to find a link.
  3. You may visit the Facebook page for Music at Midday at National City Christian Church and view the recording there.

If you aren’t able to join us at 12:15 p.m., you may use any of these same methods to enjoy the concert at whatever time is convenient for you.

We would love to be welcoming you to in-person concerts, but in addition to restrictions on in-person gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, the church is undergoing a complete replacement of its HVAC system. Since there will be no heat in the building for several months, all of our concerts are being recorded by artists in their home locations through the end of April. We are grateful for these creative and generous musicians who are performing from around the country and around the world.

Be sure to join us for these other online concerts during March:

  • March 12: Sondra Goldsmith Proctor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, in a program of music honoring African American contributions
  • March 19: Colin MacKnight, New York City
  • March 26: Nicholas Will, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, performing music inspired by his recent year in Italy

Thank you for your support of Music at Midday!

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