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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Free 'Alleluias' concert Wednesday at St. John's, Lafayette Square

Choir members from St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, will sing a recital of “Alleluias” at the church at the corner of H Street, NW and 16th on February 6 beginning at 12:10 p.m.
The presentation is part of the church's “First Wednesday” series and is an excellent respite from workday rush on “hump day.”

Featured in the approximately 35 minutes concert will be Annette Anfinrud, Barbara van Woerkom, Noah Mlotek, and Christopher Jones who will sing works by the Manhattan Transfer, Beethoven, Bach, Copland, and Rorem.

St. John's, Lafayette Square/patricia leslie

Other upcoming noontime concerts in the 2013 series are:

Mar. 6: Bianca Garcia, flute, assisted by Michael Lodico, St. Johns' associate choirmaster and organist, featuring the world premiere of a work by Stephen Cabell

Apr. 3: Benjamin Hutto, director of music ministry and organist, St. John's, performing "Organ Treasure Old and New"

May 1: Alvy Powell, bass-baritone and Gershwin interpreter

June 5: Jeremy Filsell, artist-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral, performing organ works by Bach, Dupre, and Rachmaninov

St. John's, known to many Washington residents as the yellow church at Lafayette Square, is often called the “Church of the Presidents.” Beginning with James Madison, president from 1809 to 1817, every president has either been a member of, or has attended services at St. John's. A plaque at the rear of the church designates the Lincoln pew where President Abraham Lincoln often sat when he stopped by St. John's during the Civil War.

Who:  Choir soloists from St. John's

When: 12:10 p.m., February 6, 2013

Where: St. John’s, Lafayette Square, 1525 H Street, NW, at the corner of 16th, Washington, D.C. 20005

How much: No charge

Duration: About 35 minutes

Wheelchair accessible

Metro stations: McPherson Square or Farragut West

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