Music Events

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Music Events in 2023 – 2024

First UMC Christmas Concert

The First UMC Music Department is pleased to announce the Christmas Concert will be back this year in the Sanctuary!  Featuring Haydn:Te Deum; Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols; and the ever popular Carols, Etc. Chancel Choir with guest singers, orchestra & Mark Twain Alumni Ringers. No admission charges – freewill offering will be taken. Reception in Simkins Hall to follow performance.
Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Mid-Week RecitalsFREE concerts 

January through May – 12:10 p.m. Second Wednesdays of the month ONLINE. .  Read more and view past recitals..

Christmas Celebration Concert 

During Advent – Sanctuary

The annual Christmas Concert features Carols, Etc., with audience participation, along with original and traditional pieces performed by The Chancel Choir and guest musicians.

Lessons and Carols

During Advent – Sanctuary

With expectation and joy, we enter into the beautiful worship of our annual Lessons and Carols service with Scripture readings, choir, organ, and brass.

Lessons and Anthems

During Lent – 10 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service

A beautiful and moving annual service of Lessons and Anthems. This is a solemn service, designed to prepare our hearts and minds for Holy Week. In word and music, we will remember the last days of Jesus’ life–his witness, his teaching, his faithfulness.

Concert CDs Available

The latest CDs from the First UMC Chancel Choir may be available. Check with the church office to see which concert recordings are available for purchase (310) 393-8258.

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