The lunchtime concerts are part of the church's First Wednesday performances played monthly at 12:10 p.m. and lasting about 35 minutes.
Formed in 1956 to accompany the U.S. Army Band, the U.S. Army Chorus regularly sings with the National Symphony Orchestra on Memorial Day, Independence Day, at other patriotic events, and for visiting heads of state. It tours the U.S. and performs with local symphonies.
Also called "Pershing's Own," the chorus, whose members speak more than 26 languages and dialects, is one of the few professional male choruses in the U.S.
In the Chorus's repertoire are traditional military music, pop, Broadway, folk, and classical tunes. Major Leonel A. Pena is the director.
For those on lunch break, food trucks are located at Farragut Square, two blocks away.
Who: The U.S. Army Chorus
What: First Wednesday Concerts
When: 12:10 p.m., October 3, 2018
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
For more information: Contact Michael Lodico, St. John's director of music ministry, at 202-270-6265.
Future dates and artists of the First Wednesday Concerts are:
November 7: The Ars Nova Brass Quintet with organist Michael Lodico
December 5: The Episcopal High School Chamber Chorus will sing Music of the Season under the direction of Brent Erstad.
January 9, 2019 (second Wednesday): Concert organist Colin Lynch will play works by French composers.
February 6: Baritone Bob McDonald's sings jazz from Broadway shows.
March 6: No concert due to Ash Wednesday.
April 3: A concert by percussionist Tom Maloy and organist Michael Lodico
May 1: Music by organist Lisa Galoci and trumpeter Chuck Seipp to include the world premiere of Paul Leavitt's Fanfare for Trumpet and Organ
June 5: The U.S. Air Force Strings with pianist Brent Erstad will play Gerald Finzi's Ecologue and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis