by Allen Fitzpatrick | Oct 12, 2022
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.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Oct 5, 2022
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.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | May 16, 2022
In celebration of the Season of Pentecost, St. George’s Episcopal Church, D.C. and our neighboring communities invite you to join us for a day of fun, international cuisine, vegan-friendly and other favorite foods. Activities for the whole family including music, dancing, face painting and games. Enjoy boutique shopping featuring unique clothing, jewelry, limited edition fine art.
by Allen Fitzpatrick | May 13, 2022
Christ Church, Chaptico, MD Parish Hall will have its 28th Strawberry Festival for charity Sunday, May 22nd 1:30 – 5:00. Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream, Strawberry Pies, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Mike’s Barbecue, Artists & Crafters, LIVE MUSIC! 301-904-2532
by Allen Fitzpatrick | Apr 18, 2022
On Wednesday, May 11th at 7-8:30 pm, St. John’s Norwood will host a hybrid Community Forum on God and Guns in America. Join on Zoom or come to the Parish Hall. As Forum Moderator, Rector Sari Ateek will discuss the book’s thoughtful examination of guns and gun ownership with author Michael Austin, a Philosophy Professor and ethicist. Rev. Hope Christensen, co-chair of the newly formed Faith Leaders for Ending Gun Violence, will also speak, addressing chapter 7 of the book, “More than Thoughts and Prayers.” There will be time for questions from both Zoom and in-person attendees, and light refreshments will be served after the Zoom program adjourns. To prepare, get your copy of God and Guns in America and start reading now. You can download an electronic copy from MoCo Public Libraries or purchase it through Amazon or the publisher: