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.


A Christmas Celebration Music Concert

Sunday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

An Evening of Carols, Etc.
Featuring Gerald Finzi’s Magnificat

The Chancel Choir
Ty Woodward, organ
The Mark Twain Ringers
Chamber Orchestra
Patricia Farris, spoken words

James E. Smith, conductor


Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve December 24 – 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 December 24 11 p.m. Sanctuary Candlelight Service


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..


Chancel Choir Spring Concert

Sunday May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Details coming soon!

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


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.