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 President James Madison, who served 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.
The concert is an excellent respite from Washington's hectic pace. Sit and enjoy a moment of peace amidst beautiful sounds and surroundings, and afterwards, eat a bite, if you like, at the food trucks to be found at nearby Farragut Square, before office life resumes.
Who: Jeremy Filsell plays Dupre, Bach, and Durufle on the organ
When: 12:10 p.m., June 5, 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
Metro stations: McPherson Square or Farragut North or Farragut West
Food trucks: Located two blocks away at Farragut Square
For more information: 202-270-6265