National City Christian Church
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Adam Graham, Organist


Music at Midday is proud to be presenting twice-weekly virtual concerts, today featuring organist Adam Graham. The various pieces on today’s program were performed at St. John’s Church Broad Creek, First Baptist Church of Washington, and Sligo Seventh Day Adventist Church. We are deeply grateful to the wonderful musicians who have contributed recordings of their performances to make possible these virtual concerts.

Instructions: Make sure that the volume on your computer is turned on, then click below the title of each piece to listen.


Carillon – Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude in C Major, BWV 547 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria on “Abide with Me” – Jay Parrotta (b. 1988)
Though I May Speak – Dale Wood (1934-2003)
Symphony of Spirituals – Joel Raney (b. 1956)
Paul Byssainthe Jr,, Organ;  Adam Graham, Piano


Adam Graham serves as Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Virginia,having recently completed successful positions at St Thomas’ Episcopal Church DC, the historic St . John’s Episcopal Church Broad Creek (King George’s Parish) established in 1692 and known as the Mother Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, Director of the University of Liberia Alumni Chorus, and Artist in Residence at the Takoma Park Church of Seventh Day Adventists in Takoma Park, Maryland.

For several years, Graham served as Chairman for Music in Worship on the Repertoire & Standards Committee of the American Choral Director’s Association. As a Pastoral Leader , holding lay-pastoral licenses from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC, he has a clear passion for ​sacred music, the spoken word, and furthering the life of the church. In the past , he has worked with both professional and volunteer choirs, as well as professional recording artists. Graham has served at personal request on The Rt . Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde’s (Bishop of Washington DC) Liturgical Committee for Annual Convent ion, and led Diocesan Choral Evensong at the personal request of The Rt . Rev. John B Chane (Bishop of Washington DC – retired). He had the honor of playing for the 2012 Presidential Inauguration for the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Dr . Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf , President , and served as musician for the National Episcopal Church Women as part of the National Episcopal Church Convention.

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