September 4, 2016


   Old Buttonwood Hall

   9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship


   11 a.m.  

   Rev. Drew Harrison



Young Adult Fellowship

Wednesdays @ 7 pm


Men's Bible Study

Saturday  mornings @ 8 am

Cafe at DiBruno Bros.

18th & Chestnut Streets


Annual Welcome Lunch

Sunday, Sept 18



New Member Orientation

Saturday, Sept 24

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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.  Other highlights have included the Durufle Requiem, the Poulenc Organ Concerto, and Handel's Dixit Dominus.  The 2015-16 season (our 9th season) promises to be another interesting and exciting one!

2015-16 Season

2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary of our acclaimed gallery organ. Concerts@First will celebrate our spectacular instrument with a series of organ concerts this year. Each of these programs will be captivating and unique.  Don’t miss out on any of them!

Wednesday, October 28th @ 7pm
Stephen Tharp, International Concert Organist
“His technical gifts are impressive and serve well the power of his musicality and sense of illusion.” - Jean Guillou, Paris, France

Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7pm
Andrew Senn, Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia
"Senn brings a combination of technical brilliance, a penetrating musical mind, and a unique personal style to his repertoire.” - James Hildreth, The American Organist Magazine

Wednesday, February 3rd @ 7pm
Clara Gerdes, Bryan Dunnewald, & Joseph Russell
Students of Alan Morrison at The Curtis Institute of Music

Wednesday, April 27th @ 7pm
Edward Landin, Associate Organist, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
With an interest in every genre of organ music, Edward will offer a diverse program of music ranging from centuries-old to new commissions.


All of our programs are free of charge, with a free-will offering. If you wish to contribute to Concerts@First to ensure the continued offering of world-class concerts, your donation will be gratefully received!

Look for more details on the Concerts@First season in Upcoming Events along with details on other music events held at First Church.