The Music Series is an integral part of the musical offerings presented to the congregation and Fort Wayne community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

2019-2020

Purdue Bells

Sunday, April 7, 2018

3:00pm, Sanctuary

Ringing five octaves of Schulmerich and Whitechapel handbells, the men and women of Purdue Bells blend traditional handbell ringing with innovative techniques to play styles from classical to jazz. Freewill offering will be taken.

 

 

 

 

 

Doane University Concert Choir

Monday, January 13, 2020

7:00pm, Sanctuary

This audition-only Nebraska choir consist of 50 voices conducted by Dr. Kurt Runestad. They will visit Fort Wayne as part of a ten day winter tour with a program of wonderful choral music. A freewill offering will be taken.

 

 

Spirituals with Eileen Guenther

Sunday, February 23, 2020

1:30pm, Sanctuary

Dr. Eileen Guenther is a Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary.  Her programs combine the singing of spirituals with narratives written by those enslaved and the words of former slaves from interviews conducted in the 1930's. In 2016 she published the book, In Their Own Words: Slave Life and the Power of Spirituals. A freewill offering will be taken.

 

 

National Organ Playing Competition

Saturday, March 21, 2020

1:00pm, Sanctuary

The First Presbyterian Church National Organ Playing Competition was started in 1960 and is the longesr running competition in the United States. Come and enjoy hearing three young organists each play three pieces. A freewill donation will be taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Gill amd the Unstoppable String Quartet

Saturday, May 16, 2020

10:30am, McKay Hall

Jim Gill returns to First Pres for a third time, but with a new project - Jim Gill and the Unstoppable String Quartet, the addition of two violins, a viola, and cello. Everyone will sing, clap and dance along while Jim strums his banjo and sings his lively musical games. This event for all ages is co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian Day School. A freewill donation will be appreciated.