Their repertoire includes traditional military music, pop, Broadway, folk, and classical tunes.
Also known as "Pershing's Own," the U.S. Army Chorus is one of the few professional male choruses in the nation, and it sings with symphonies and in concert halls across the U.S.
This year's concert series includes several firsts: the first jazz concert (Feb. 4, 2015), first concert with bagpipes and organ (Mar. 4, 2015), and the first "complete works" (Jan. 7, 2015).
All concerts will start at 12:10 p.m. (with an exception in April), and last about 35 minutes. Food trucks are located at Farragut Square, two blocks away, for those on lunch break.
Who: The U.S. Army Chorus
What: The First Wednesday Concerts
When: 12:10 p.m., October 1, 2014
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 (White House exit), Farragut North, or Farragut West
Food trucks: Located two blocks away at Farragut Square
For more information: Contact Michael Lodico, St. John's associate organist and choir director, at 202-270-6265
November 5: Greg Morris, associate organist at London's Temple Church, plays A London Portrait
December 3: Madrigal Singers from St. Albans & National Cathedral schools directed by organist Benjamin Hutto, sing seasonal music
January 7, 2015: Iris Lan plays the Complete Sonatas of Paul Hindemith on the organ
February 4: Lena Seikaly, jazz vocalist, with the Dan Dufford Trio performing works by Duke Ellington and friends
March 4: Jared Denhard, bagpiper, assisted by Michael Lodico, St. John's organist and choirmaster, performing Pipes and More Pipes
April 19 (Sunday), 4 p.m.: Spring Concert by St. John's Choir
May 6: The U.S. Air Force Strings accompanied by Benjamin Hutto performing a Handel organ concerto and other pieces
June 3: Benjamin Straley, organist at the Washington National Cathedral