Music at the Monastery

Gabriel Galdo is a tenth grade homeschool student who attends weekly classes at the Classical Cottage School in Winchester, VA and his parish home school co-op at St. Francis de Sales in Purcellville, VA. Gabriel began taking piano lessons with his father at age 5 and later joined a few of his friends in the parish [...]

Music at the Monastery – Livestreaming Event

This is a VIRTUAL ONLY event to be livestreamed at: Andrew Johnson, Organ Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. - Virtual event only PROGRAM God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen arr. John Rutter (b. 1945) Three Carol Preludes David Gehrenbeck on ABERYSTWYTH: “Watchman, tell us of the night” (b. 1931) on CRANHAM: “In the bleak [...]

Music at the Monastery

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON AS WELL AS LIVESTREAMED EVENT. Apex Brass J.S. Bach/Transcribed Harry Herforth: My Spirit Be Joyful John Cheetham: Scherzo Axel Jørgensen: Quintet Moderato Intermezzo III. Andante Cantabile Allegro Short Interval Anthony Dilorenzo: Go Thomas Tallis/arr. Paul Von Hoff: If Ye Love Me William Byrd/Transcribed Scott Hartman Gadeamus Omnes Kevin McKee: Vuelta Del Fuego [...]

Music at the Monastery

David Houston, Organist, Associate for Music and Liturgy at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Maryland Program: Intrata No. 2 (1941) - Herbert Howells (1892-1983) Petit Canon (1911) - Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 (1896) - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) 5. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele 6. O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr [...]

Music at the Monastery

Chuyoung Suter, Organist Choral Improvisation sur le “Victimae paschali” Charles Tournemire - (1870-1939) Arr. Maurice Duruflé - (1902-1986) Deuxième Fantaisie Jehan Alain - (1911-1940) Pièce Héroïque César Franck - (1822-1890) Prelude, Adagio et Choral Varie sur le “Veni creator”, Op. 4 M. Duruflé Chuyoung Suter, organist and pianist, is a musician known for her passionate, rhythmic, [...]

Music at the Monastery

Daniel Carroll has been playing the organ in churches since the age of twelve. He is now an assistant organist at two parishes and has played at several other churches in the greater Washington area. This past summer, Daniel attended the Summer Organ Intensive at the Curtis Institute of Music. During the intensive, he played in concert [...]

Annual Mass Benefit Dinner

The friars are happy to welcome you back for the Twelfth Annual Mass & Benefit Dinner. This event supports the Franciscan mission here and in the Holy Land. Learn more about sponsorship and underwriter opportunities. Purchase your tickets here and join us at the event. Mass will be at 5:00pm in the church, followed by reception and dinner at [...]

Brother Simon’s Valentines

As a high school student in the 1950s, Brother Simon decided to make his mom a special Valentine, with lace, beads and an inscribed poem. She loved it so much, he made it an annual tradition that continued even after he joined the Holy Land Friars and came to live at the Franciscan Monastery of the [...]

Burning of Palm Branches

Been holding onto your blessed palm branches from last year's Palm Sunday? Bring them to the Franciscan Monastery for the annual burning of palm branches on February 19th, immediately after the 11 a.m. Mass. The ashes of the Blessed Palms will be used for Ash Wednesday, February 22nd.

Music at the Monastery

This Month's Artists: Paul Griffin and Sophia Anastasi Griffin Paul Griffin serves the D.C. area as both teacher and organist. He began his career in the small rural towns of northern Maine. While living on his parents’ farm outside of Houlton, he developed an interest in organ playing. In his high school years, Paul drove the [...]