The mission of Concerts@First is to present a series of high quality musical concerts each year that provide cultural enrichment for the members of First Church and the community. Each of our programs brings in a different audience; the vast majority of those attendees are visitors, proving that these are incredible opportunities to open our doors to the world and welcome strangers!
Concerts@First had its debut concert in June 2007 when the First Church Choir performed Bach’s B Minor Mass. In 2009 and 2010 organist Andrew Senn captivated audiences by accompanying silent movies, Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame. The 2014-15 season (our 8th season!) promises to be another interesting and exciting one!
Our annual silent film on Saturday, October 25 will begin the season. Other concerts will include Sarah Sutton and Bill Wozniak performing duets for Viola and Percussion, Pamela Whitman offering her unique "Ultimate Bach Experience", and Olivier Messiaen's tour-de-force L'Ascension for organ performed by Andrew Senn. Following this past season’s moving performance of Bach’s Saint John Passion on Good Friday, we will offer three cantatas this season on Sunday mornings featuring First Church's own Chancel Choir.
Look for more details on the Concerts@First season in the church announcements along with details on other music events held at First Church.