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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dupre, Bach, and Durufle set for free noon concert Wednesday

Jeremy Filsell
World acclaimed organist, pianist, and composer Jeremy Filsell will play works by Dupre, Bach, and Durufle at a free noontime concert Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square.

Filsell is the artist-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral and director of music for Washington's Church of the Epiphany.

The concert will begin at 12:10 p.m. and last about 35 minutes and will close this year's series of First Wednesday concerts at St. John's.

On the Wednesday program are Veni Creator from Le Tombeau de Titelouze (Dupre), Komm, Gott Schopfer, heilinger Geist (Veni Creator) (Bach), and Prelude, Adagio et Choral varie sur ‘Veni Creator’ (Durufle).

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. 
St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square/Patricia Leslie

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

Wheelchair accessible

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

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