Join us on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm for a beloved St. Peter’s Advent tradition, a sing-along of Part One of Handel’s Messiah. The event lasts about 90 minutes, is family-friendly, and ends with a rousing rendition of the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Bring your own score or borrow one at the door.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
St. Peter’s Choir, Soloists, Congregation & Friends
with Chamber Orchestra
Don Witman, conductor
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
4250 N. Glebe Road, Arlington VA 22207
For more information, write stpetersmusic at gmail.com.
Concerts at St. Peter’s
Organist Justus Parrotta in Recital
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Battala del 6to Tono – José Jimenez
O Mensch bewein dein Sünde groß – J.S. Bach
Aria on “Abide with Me” – Justus Parrotta
Praeludium in C Major BuxWV 137 – Dietrich Buxtehude
Suite on the Third Mode (Composed for the Lewis and Hitchcock Organ at St. Peter’s)
Le Banquet Celeste – Olivier Messiaen
Fête – Jean Langlais
Justus (Jay) Parrotta is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the highest level of certification granted by the AGO. He has received awards and scholarships for his keyboard skills from the Delaware, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia Chapters of the American Guild of Organists; National Federation of Music Clubs; National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts; and West Chester University. He has performed recitals at such venues as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, National City Christian Church, St. Luke’s Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia, and The Washington National Cathedral. He possesses a varied and extensive music background, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance, magna cum laude and a Master’s Degree in Music Composition with a concentration in Concert Music from The Catholic University of America’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music where he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Composition. As a composer, his works not only consist of music for keyboard but music for solo instruments, voice, choir, congregation, chamber ensemble, orchestra, opera, electronics, and film; including the critically acclaimed documentary Dakota 38(www.justusparrotta.com/film/dakota-38/). His music has been heard in Antarctica, Australia, France, Sweden, Zambia, and throughout North America.
Coming up on Sunday, April 12!
Psalms and Mass Settings
Six Centuries of Inspiration
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm
St. Peter’s Choir takes you on a tour of 6 centuries of the world’s most beautiful liturgical choral music. Selections will range from William Byrd’s 1590 Mass for Four Voices to contemporary psalm settings by 20th- and 21st-century composers and will include excerpts from inspirational mass settings settings by Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Gounod, Puccini and Bach.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
An entertaining and enlightening hour of music with an award-winning soprano.
Soprano Tracy Cox is a recipient of the 2014 George London-Kirsten Flagstad Prize and the Birgit Nilsson Prize at the 2013 Operalia Competition, and she was a National Finalist in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has recently performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera. Her partner for this concert will be Kim Witman.
The theme of the afternoon will be “A Rock & a Hard Place: Songs of Obsessive, Wonderful, Terrible Love.” Verdi and Strauss will be joined by Joni Mitchell and Jerome Kern! Complete program here.
The Sunday, October 26, 2014 concert by Capital Reeds has been canceled.
Please check back for information on these upcoming 2014-2015 performances:
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:30 p
Tracy Cox, soprano
Kim Pensinger Witman, piano
Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm
St. Peter’s Choirs in Concert
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm
UPDATE 10/9/14: This concert has been canceled. Please visit our Concerts at St. Peter’s page for dates for upcoming 2014-2015 performances!
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Capital Reeds is Washington, DC’s premier reed trio. Noelle Drews (oboe), Santana Moreno (clarinet) and Jeff Ward (bassoon) play individually with ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the American Balalaika Symphony, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, United States Army Orchestra, United States Naval Academy Band, and many others. www.capitalreeds.com
St. Peter’s Productions, March 2014.
Over 80 young people, scores of volunteers and a supportive parish = A Dreamcoat to remember.
The sounds of flute, viola and harp will fill St. Peter’s on the afternoon of Sunday October 6, as the Beau Soir Ensemble offers Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, fresh pieces by contemporary composers, and a baroque suite by Pietro Locatelli. Details here.
Choir and handbell rehearsals kick off on Wednesday, September 4. New members are always welcome in all of our ensembles. See tabs above for more information, and write to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!