Music Events

Below you will find a list of the annual music events not to be missed, here, at First UMC.  Fill out the form below to be added to the Music, Theater, Arts email list or check out the church monthly Sentinel newsletter for upcoming events.


Mid-Week RecitalsFREE concerts 

January through May – 12:10 p.m. Second Wednesdays of the month in the Sanctuary. Reception with the artist(s) follows each performance in the Fireside Room.  Read more..


Lessons and Anthems

March 18, 2018 – 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.


Maundy Thursday

Thursday March 29, 2018 – Sanctuary
Maundy Thursday worship – communion, word, music, silent darkness


Chancel Choir Spring Concert

Sunday May 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Details coming soon!

*To hear an audio selection of the 2017 Spring Concert Requiem, click here.


A Christmas Celebration Music Concert

During Advent – Beautiful music to kick start the season!  Be sure to sign up to receive the Music, Theater, Arts email.


Lessons and Carols

During Advent – 10 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service 
Scripture readings of the season interspersed with carols, sung by the congregation and Chancel Choir.


Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve  11 p.m. Sanctuary Candlelight Service


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.