Music at Christ Church
Welcome to another season of music-making at Christ Church, Georgetown. The 2016-2017 program year promises to be an exciting time in the life of this historic parish. In addition to greeting their twenty-first rector, the Reverend Timothy A.R. Cole, the people of Christ Church will continue preparations for a year-long celebration of the parish’s bicentennial, to commence on Sunday, 12 November 2017.
Alongside these milestones, the 2016-2017 season will bring with it increased musical programming in the form of concerts by three leading performing ensembles; a residency by renowned church musician Martin Neary, former Organist & Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey; the premiere of several commissions; and additional opportunities for children and youth to participate in the musical life of the parish. I encourage you to join us throughout the season: at Choral Evensong on the first and third Sundays of the month; at the beloved Service of Lessons & Carols for Christmas in late December; at a concert or two; and, above all, on Sunday morning, when we gather to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
For centuries, the Church has played a vital role in the cultivation and promotion of artistic and, in particular, musical endeavors - both within and outside the context of the liturgy. That tradition continues here at Christ Church, Georgetown.
We look forward to greeting you!
Thomas P. Smith
Organist and Choirmaster
Phone: 202-333-6677 ext. 231