Thursday, November 1, 2012

PAST: MUSIC: Weekly: Friday Noon-Time Organ Recital Series "Magical, Mystical, Musical Machine" at the National City Christian Church in Thomas Circle every FRI from 12:15pm - 1:00pm August - Dec & Feb - June, Free

Friday Noon-Time Organ Recital Series
"Magical, Mystical, Musical Machine" at the National City Christian Church in Thomas Circle
every Friday from August - December & February - June 
12:15pm - 1:00pm
NOTE: On break for the end of December and all of January

Fridays at 12:15pm you can experience the "floor-shaking sounds" generated by National City Christian Church’s “Magical, Mystical, Musical Machine” - the organ! Surround yourself by the instrument’s 7,000 pipes and hear the roar of DC's third-largest pipe organ. This fully hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind musical machine incorporates wood working, metal-smithing, electricity and electronics, computer technology, physics, acoustics, and a lot of other scientific and musical know-how. Come hear the majesty of the five-keyboard Möller pipe organ in free 30-minute recitals of some of the most thrilling and sublime music written by the great musical geniuses of the pipe organ.

Even if you’re not a musician, familiar with the pipe organ at all, or one who rarely steps foot inside a church: these recital/demonstration are geared to all people, all ages. Whether you are familiar with the pipe organ or have never seen one up close, you are welcome to attend. Have a look and learn some more interesting information on pipe organ history at the post-recital demonstration of how the organist operates the keyboards, pedal board, and over 300 controls.

5 Thomas Circle, NW
Metro: McPherson Sq and walk or take the 52 or 54 bus along 14th St to the stop just by Thomas Circle, or catch the Circulator bus to 14th & RI Ave or P St, depending on which way you are coming from, and walk to the circle. 

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