VESPERS ORGAN RECITAL SERIES
Join us for a chanted service of Evening Prayer followed by a bite-sized organ recital on eight Sundays throughout the liturgical year. Featuring organists from around the country, we will experience the universal prayer of the church, the office of Vespers fused with liturgically themed music from great composers. All events are free and open to the public with light refreshments to follow.
Sunday, April 16 + 4:00pm
About the Organist
DAVID SWENSON is the director of music at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church—located in downtown Washington, DC. Here he serves in the roles of organist, choirmaster, and administrator. Previously, he studied at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Master of Sacred Music degree in 2022 and his Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and theology as well as a minor in philosophy in 2019. His teachers in the practice of organ were Kola Owolabi, Huw Lewis, Paul Walker, Carmen-Helena Téllez in conducting, Darlene Catello in harpsichord and basso continuo, and Preston Harrell and Stephen Lancaster in the practice of voice. While not at school, he was an active church musician at parishes throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas in Minnesota. While his formal academic training is in organ performance, David also is a pianist, choral singer, and saxophonist