Concerts & Events

The beauty, location, favorable acoustics, and flexibility of the nave make St. Mark’s a much sought-after performance venue for musicians throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Please click on the provided links to learn more details about the many fabulous performances taking place in the 2019-2020 season.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Chiarina Chamber Players “A Poet’s Love”
2019 Grammy nominee Randall Scarlata performs Schumann’s beloved song cycle. A light-hearted sonata by Prokofiev meets a colorful match in Ravel’s sensuous songs scored for voice and three instruments.

Friday, November 1, 2019 8 pm
Carmina & Illuminare The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck”
Choirs specializing in early music.

Saturday, November 9, 2019  5 pm
21st Century Consort “Time Out of Mind”
4 pm pre-concert discussion. Free.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Capriccio Baroque
Anna Kiskachi, internationally-renowned solo harpsichordist.

Monday, December 2, 2019 12:10 pm
Washington Bach Consort
Noontime Cantata Series

Saturday, December 7, 2019 8 pm
Cantate Chamber Singers “How Can I Keep from Singing”
This program explores joy, whimsy, and humor in music, and invites us to lose ourselves in delight. In addition to two motets by that most joyful of all composers, Johann Sebastian Bach, the program includes works by Gwyneth Walker, John Muhleisen, Jake Runestad, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ well-loved In Windsor Forest. Featuring guest artist David Jones, clarinet.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:00 pm
Advent Lessons & Carols
An annual favorite with readings, seasonal hymns, and special musical offerings by the Chancel Choir. A reception will follow in Baxter Hall.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Chiarina Chamber Players “Movement Reflected”
Dance as the pinnacle of refinement, dance as stylized inflection, dance as an authentic expression of a people, dance as a lens for remembering. All of the works in this solo piano recital transform the art of movement into sound. Featuring Efi Hackmey, piano.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:30-9:30 pm
Carols & Cheer: A Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Doors open at 6:30 pm; singing starts at 7 pm. Drop in anytime! Please bring some food or beverage to share or $5.

December 13-18, 2019 (various times)
Folger Consort “Gloria”
Folger Consort journeys to Venice for the holidays with Vivaldi’s beloved Gloria in D, RV589. Written around 1715, the piece was first performed by the all-female choir and orchestra of the Ospedale della Pietà, composed entirely of young women and directed by Vivaldi himself. Other seasonal music from the Italian High Baroque includes Alessandro Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata (“O di Betlemme altera, povertà venturosa”) and Corelli’s magnificent Christmas Concerto. With string orchestra, oboe, trumpet, and women’s chorus. In association with University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 5 pm
21st Century Consort “Round About Midnight”
A program of contemporary music interspersed within Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” With the St. Mark’s Chancel Choir.

Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:30 pm
Armonia Nova “Twelfth Night Celebration”
Lovely seasonal music performed by this early music ensemble.

Interested in performing at St. Marks?

E-mail Director of Music Jeff Kempskie if you would you like more information or if you wish to be added to our mailing list so that you can find out about future music-related events at the church.