- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2003

From Passover Seders to Easter services to other "sounds of the season," here are a few opportunities to celebrate the holidays and springtime in general.
Today
National City Christian Church: 5 Thomas Circle NW. Seder meal, Scott Hall, 6:30 p.m. $7. Reservations required. 202/232-0323.

Tomorrow
All Souls Church, Unitarian: 1500 Harvard St. NW. Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:30 p.m. 202/332-5266.
Christ Chapel Assembly of God: 13909 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, Va. "On a Hill…Too Far Away," Easter music and drama production, 7 p.m. tomorrow, noon Saturday. Free. Tickets required for tomorrow's performance. 703/670-8481.
The Community Church: Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. The 3rd Place coffeehouse, 316 F St. NE. Contact Christina Borja, [email protected] Church phone: 202/544-0414.
Greater New Hope Baptist Church: 816 Eighth St. NW. Good Friday service, noon to 3 p.m. Combined choirs. 202/842-1036.
St. Patrick's Church: 619 10th St. NW. Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday (choral), 12:10 p.m. Music after the service (1 p.m.): Men's choir performs a setting of the "Reproaches," by Benjamin Smedberg, and other Lenten music. 202/347-2713.

Saturday
St. Patrick's Church: 619 10th St. NW. Solemn Mass of the Resurrection 8 p.m. Music for the Mass: Guillaum Dufay, "Gloria ad Modum Tubae"; Smedberg, "Victimae Paschali Laudes"; Marcel Dupre, "Resurrection" from the Passion Symphony. 202/347-2713.

Sunday
All Souls Church, Unitarian: 1500 Harvard St. NW. 11:50 a.m.: "Finding the Living Among the Dead." Easter and Passover teach us that new life can be found in the midst of pain. Featuring the Festival Choir.
St. Patrick's Church: 619 10th St. NW. Music for the noon Mass: Hassler, Missa Super "Dixit Maria"; Smedberg, "Victim Paschali Laudes"; Dupre, "Resurrection" from the Passion Symphony. Concert, "The Polychoral Legacy of Venice." At 3 p.m.: Carmina, the Washington Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble, and the Orchestra of the 17th Century in "The Psalms of David," by Heinrich Schutz, and other music from the Italian Renaissance. Freewill donation. 202/347-2713.

Wednesday
Washington Hebrew Congregation: 3539 Macomb St. NW. Freedom Seder, 7 p.m. $20. Reservations required. 202/362-7100.

April 27
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Spring Organ Concert 7 p.m. Freewill offering. 202/526-8300.
National Presbyterian Church: 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Concert 4 p.m.: Verdi's "Requiem," Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra with the George Mason University Symphonic Chorus. See www.masterworkschorus.org. For tickets call 301/840-0008.

May 3
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church: 4700 Whitehaven Parkway NW. The Circle Singers in "Sounds of Joy." 7:30 p.m. $18 to $20 at door; seniors and students: $12 to $15 at door; children 12 and younger free. Church phone 202/342.2800.

May 4
National Presbyterian Church: 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. The Woodley Ensemble in "From an English Cathedral: English Sacred Music." Mass in G minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams along with sacred music by Parry, Elgar, John Tavener and James MacMillan. With William Neil, organ. 7 p.m. $20. Free parking. See www.woodleyensemble.org or call 202/822-6221.

Lisa Rauschart


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