Phantom of the Opera with Live Improvised Accompaniment

Phantom of the Opera with Live Improvised Accompaniment

Join us for a very special and spooky event at St. John’s Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

Organist David Baskeyfield will accompany Lon Chaney’s 1925 classic film The Phantom of the Opera on Saturday, October 29, at 6:30pm.
Suggested Donation: $10 per person; $25 maximum per family (debit / credit cards preferred). Costumes welcome! Movie theater-style concessions available!

Known for a mature, deeply expressive and communicative musicality, Mr. Baskeyfield is the winner of an unusually large number of international competitions both in interpretation and improvisation, all with audience prize. He performs extensively in Great Britain and Europe, has appeared at major organ festivals in the US and Canada, and is frequently featured on the NPR radio program Pipedreams. He is one of relatively few artists based in North America to improvise regularly in recital. His two commercial recordings to date, both showcasing instruments of particular significance, have been received to high acclaim.

Beatitudes & Mass for the Oppressed Concert

Beatitudes & Mass for the Oppressed Concert

Please join us for a performance of Patrick Hawes’ meditative Beatitudes for choir and piano followed by the east coast premiere of Emerson Eads’ stunning Mass for the Oppressed for soloists, choir, and orchestra (strings, piano, and percussion). Admission is free. Donations will be collected to benefit SentencingProject.org, an organization that advocates for effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice. A reception will follow the concert. Masks are encouraged.

Seipp | Sheets Duo Free Concert

Seipp | Sheets Duo Free Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mussorgsky and Freddie Mercury. Six trumpets bring flare and fun to the “Carnival of Venice” and be captivated by the power demonstrated in Widor’s “Toccata” for solo organ. With several engaging video presentations, an out-of-this-world silent movie, and special tributes to Responders and Veterans.

A Unique Concert Blend Of Music & Video

The Seipp/Sheets Trumpet & Organ Duo is unlike any ensemble performing today. Custom musical arrangements of virtuoso, beautiful, entertaining, humorous and patriotic selections enhance the exquisite blend of their instruments. Coupled visually with specialized videos, Seipp and Sheets craft a unique and engaging concert experience for all ages, creating extraordinary connection with their audiences. The duo’s thoughtful programming, artistic arrangements and powerful, innovative and interactive video presentations make the Seipp/Sheets Duo today’s musicians to watch.

Trumpeter Chuck Seipp and organist Randall Sheets are two performers at the top of their craft. Both are high-profile musicians in their own right. Dr. Sheets is Ceremonial Organist for Arlington National Cemetery (retired), and Dr. Seipp is Sergeant Major (retired) from The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC. For the past several seasons, the Seipp/Sheets Duo has performed as many as 25 programs yearly to enthusiastic audiences across America for church concert series, universities, organ guild chapters and were featured at the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Organ Festival. In addition to the music they produce, Chuck and Randall regularly commission new arrangements, compositions and videos.
For more information and recordings, visit: www.seippsheetsduo.com

We are encouraging attendees to bring canned and non-perishable food items for St. John’s Food Pantry.