St. Dunstan’s own Colin MacKnight will play a one-hour organ recital of Bach and other composers, on St. Dunstan’s lovely pipe organ. Mr. MacKnight is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School in New York City. He studies under Grammy-award-winning organ professor Paul Jacobs. In addition to a lively performance schedule, Mr. MacKnight serves as the Associate Music Director of the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, Long Island, NY.
Immediately following the organ recital, the intimate choral group Musikanten will perform an exquisite setting of Compline, the last prayer office in the monastic day. Written by Washington composer Robert Evett, this small service evokes human longing for rest and peace, in the midst of a tumultuous world. Evett is an under-appreciated mid-twentieth century composer whose music will enchant you.
A reception after the concert will be held in the parish hall - all are invited.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church - 5450 Massachusetts Avenue, at the corner of Ft. Sumner Drive, Bethesda MD 20816 Ph. 301 229 2960. Free parking. Handicap accessible. www.stdunstansbethesda.org