ARTS AHEAD: Next month, celebrated baritone Nathan Gunn will be presented in recital on the Georgetown Concert Series at St. John’s Church.
by Patrick D. McCoy
Washington, D.C. audiences are in for a special treat-an opportunity to hear a world-class vocal recitalist in an intimate setting. Curated by St. John’s music director Sam Carabetta, The Georgetown Concert Series will present a special closing festival performance by superstar baritone, Nathan Gunn on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. It will take place in the sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 3240 O Street, NW-Washington. Audience members will be treated to a program full of variety, ranging from songs of Schubert to gems from >the American Songbook. For this recital, Gunn will be accompanied by his wife Julie Gunn at the piano. A distinguished performer, Nathan Gunn has appeared in many coveted venues and opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House, Theater an der Wien, among many others.
His many roles include the title roles in Billy Budd, Eugene Onegin, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Hamlet;Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro,Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucetia,Danilo in The Merry Widow, and The Lodger in The Aspern Papers.
AT A GLANCE:
Nathan Gunn, BaritoneJulie Gunn, PianoSunday, May 7, 2017 at 5:00 pmSt. John’s Episcopal ChurchGeorgetown Parish3240 O St. NWWashington, DC 20007For further information and to purchase tickets: www.stjohnsgeorgetown.orgTelephone: 202-338-1796Free Parking at the Hyde Addison School Parking Lot directly across form the church on O St.Reception follows the performance in Blake Hall.
—A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Patrick D. McCoy is a graduate of Virginia State University and Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. He has been an arts contributor for Examiner.com, CBS Washington, The Afro American Newspaper and most recently was the Performing Arts Columnist at Washington Life Magazine for four years. As a church musician, he currently serves as Organist/Choirmaster at Saint John’s Episcopal Church (Zion Parish) in Beltsville, Maryland. Visit www.patrickdmccoy.com for all of your arts news and send press releases and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.