Festival Choral Eucharists are held at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square in the context of the Sunday liturgy. The St. John’s Choir, a professional ensemble, is at times joined by a professional orchestra to present musical settings for the Mass. Presentations of these works, as they were originally designed to be performed (that is, in the context of liturgy), are intended to enhance and heighten the experience of worship, as well as to attract lovers of classical music.
Sunday, October 20 at 11 AM
Music of William Bradley Roberts sung by the St. John’s Choir and Parish Choirs.
Sunday, November 3 at 11 AM
Josef Rheinberger’s Cantus Missae sung by the St. John’s Choir.
Sunday, December 15 at 11 AM
A Festival of Lessons & Carols sung by the St. John’s Choir with harp and oboe.
Tuesday, December 24 at 7:30 PM & 11 PM
Christmas Eve with the Ars Nova String Quintet and St. John’s Choir.
Sunday, January 26 at 11 AM
Epiphany works of Bach and Mendelssohn with the Parish Choir.
Sunday, March 29 at 11 AM
Sunday, April 12 at 9 AM and 11 AM
Music for Easter with choir, brass, quintet and timpani
Sunday, May 3 at 11 AM
The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with musicians from the Crooked Road.
Sunday, July 5 at 10:30 AM
Music for Independence Day featuring fife, drum, and organ.