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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Free trumpet and organ concert May 7 at St. John's, Lafayette Square

A. Scott Wood

A finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition in London and the organist at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, will present an Easter concert on Wednesday, May 7, at the church, and the public is invited to attend at no charge. 

Performing will be A. Scott Wood on the trumpet and organist Benjamin Hutto, the director of music ministry at St. John's.  Both serve on the faculties at St. Albans and National Cathedral schools.  Mr. Wood is the conductor of several local orchestras including the Arlington Philharmonic and the Amadeus Orchestra, and he is assistant conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.
Benjamin Hutto

Mr. Hutto was named a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music in 1998 and was president of its North America chapter for seven years. He has served as president of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and several of his works are found in The Hymnal 1982 of the Episcopal Church. 

St. John's hosts First Wednesday concerts every month from October through June at 12:10 p.m. The last program of the season will be June 4 when organist Alan Morrison shall play.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square/By Patricia Leslie

Well known as the yellow church at Lafayette Square and the “Church of the Presidents,” St. John's was founded in 1815. President James Madison, who served as president from 1809 to 1817, began a tradition for all presidents who have attended and/or joined 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: Benjamin Hutto, organist, and A. Scott Wood, trumpeter

What:  First Wednesday Concerts
When: 12:10 p.m., May 7, 2014

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

How much: No charge

Duration: About 35 minutes

Wheelchair accessible

Metro stations: McPherson Square, Farragut North, or Farragut West

Food trucks: Located two blocks away at Farragut Square

For more information: Contact Michael Lodico at 202-270-6265,

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