The Francsican Friars at the Francsican Monastery of the Holy Land in America have been hosting musical concerts for seven years. The Friars’ own Fr. Jim Gardiner, SA, played an important role in the genesis of the concerts, as noted in an earlier blog. The series has grown from humble beginnings to a highly respected production, drawing music lovers from the Washington, D.C. area to hear organ, brass and other instruments played for the glory of God.
The musicians come from a variety of backgrounds; this year’s series includes several Protestant organists, a ceremonial organist and a touring brass ensemble, Brass of Peace. Making use of the tremendous acoustics of the Cathedral, the musicians create a truly beautiful and spiritual experience.
For more information and to learn how to attend these events, visit the monasteries website here.
Here is the Upcoming Schedule:
Iris Lan and David Lang
Washington D.C.-based organists
Dr. Kimberly Hess
Ceremonial Organist, Arlington National Cemetery
Carol Feather Martin
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Arlington, VA
Saint Mary Mother of God Church, Washington, D.C.
Brass of Peace Ensemble
With organist, Lisa Tyler
Agustana Lutheran Church, Washington, D.C.