Please join us at National City Christian Church this Friday, December 9, at 12:15 p.m., for a special Christmastime edition of our free weekly Music at Midday concerts. This week we are welcoming the Seipp/Sheets Duo, featuring Chuck Seipp on trumpet and Randall Sheets at the organ. Come and enjoy a delightful variety of music for the season:

  • Final Chorus from Christmas Oratorio – Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. David Marlatt
  • In dulci jubilo – Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Seipp/Sheets Duo
  • Sinfonia from Cantata 142, Unto Us a Child Is Born – Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Chuck Seipp
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam, arr. Chuck Seipp
  • Introduction and Variations on “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” – Alexandre Guilmant
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
  • Variations on “In dulci jubilo” – Denis Bédard
  • Hallelujah, from The Messiah – George Friderick Handel, arr. David Marlatt
  • Joy to the World – George Friderick Handel, arr. Dan Marvin

Trumpeter Chuck Seipp retired from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” culminating his 32-year career as Concert Band Group Leader. Sergeant Major Seipp performed at national, presidential, and historical world events, at concerts and special events in Washington, D.C., and for funerals and wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington National Cemetery. He performed with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Ceremonial Band, Herald Trumpets, The Army Brass Quintet, and was a featured soloist.

Randall Sheets recently retired as Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery, where for the past twenty-five years he honored our fallen veterans while performing over 1000 services a year in the historic Old Post Chapel.  He served as a resource for military chaplains and families in planning services and has performed for dignitaries and government officials at the highest levels including senators, Supreme Court justices, secretaries of state and congressmen.

Currently the wearing of masks is optional but highly recommended. 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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