Music Events

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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..

Annual Chancel Choir Spring Concert

Sunday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Johannes Brahmns
Sung in English
using the new Robert Shaw translation
For Choir, Soloists and Orchestra
Francis Poulenc

Ty Woodward, organ

James E. Smith, conductor

Suggested donation at the door: $20.00
Seniors and Children under 12: $10.00

***For those who are unable to attend Sunday night, you may observe the Concert rehearsal Saturday morning (May 16) at 9 a.m. at no charge. Out of courtesy to the musicians please no cell phones; families with babies/small children may listen from the Narthex.

For questions contact the church office (310) 393-8258.

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.