Be inspired by top musicians during your lunch break on the first Wednesdays of the month from October through June.
Concerts run from 12:10-12:45 p.m., and are free of charge as part of our music outreach to the community.
October 3 — First Wednesday Concerts Season Opener
The United States Army Chorus
The Ars Nova Brass Quintet with organist Michael Lodico
The Episcopal High School Chamber Choir, directed by Brent Erstad
Music of the Season
January 9, 2019*
Concert Organist Colin Lynch,
(Associate Director of Music at Trinity Copley Square, Boston)
Music by French Composers
Baritone Bob McDonald’s Broadway Show
Music for Percussion and Organ with percussionist Tom Maloy and organist Michael Lodico
Music for Trumpet and Organ with trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Lisa Galoci
Premiere of Paul Leavitt’s Fanfare for Trumpet & Organ
The Air Force Strings with pianist Brent Erstad
Gerald Finzi’s Ecologue and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
* Concert will be held on the second Wednesday of the month
After several years of extensive research and discussion, the Organ Committee determined that Gress-Miles pipe organ used since 1969 was in need of extensive repairs and refurbishment, and that, rather than invest the time and money in such a project, the parish would be better served by purchasing a new instrument.
The Committee devoted several years to studying organ building, listening to instruments around the country, and discovering which builders might be suitable for St. John’s. This intensive project led the Committee to recommend to the Vestry that the parish hire Lively-Fulcher Pipe Organs of Rocky Mount, Virginia to build a new instrument. The new organ was installed in March 2009 and after tuning, which took several weeks, was first used at the June 14, 2009, Music Festival. The organ was dedicated at a special Evensong service November 1, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.
Description of the pipes
|Great (Manual II)|
|Bourdon||16’||61 (bottom 12 from #41)|
|SWELL (Manual Expressive)|
|Bourdon doux||16’||12, ext. no. 16|
|Viole de gambe||8’||61|
|Choir (Manual I – expressive)|
|Bass Flute||12, ext. no. 41|
|Open Flute||12, ext. no. 40|
|Fifteenth||12, ext. 43|
|Solo Flute||12, ext. no. 45|
|Contra Trombone||12, ext. no. 49|
|Trumpet||12, ext. no. 49|