Concerts @ First

Expressing the beauty of a Creative God

Upcoming Concerts & Arts Events

Sunday School Christmas Concert

FPC Choir + Orchestra

Sunday, December 16, 9:45am in the Sanctuary

Studio Tour: The Barber or Seville

Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Fifield Hall at 11:00 a.m.
Recommended for Grades K-12

The Atlanta Opera is excited to bring a bilingual version of Rossini’s delightful and energetic The Barber of Seville next season! Created by stage director Kristine McIntyre, the 45-minute adaptation will be performed in Spanish and English, and demonstrates the power of love to triumph over adversity of every kind. The adaptation was originally commissioned by Portland Opera and has also received rave reviews from students and educators in Houston and Fort Worth, TX.

Charles Dickens’s Case for Redemption and Love. Join us for an introspective talk about Charles Dickens, his life, spirituality, and literature. Dr. Kathleen Bell will give a brief biography and time line of the life of Charles Dickens and demonstrate how his major works aim to connect his readers through bringing out empathy for their fellow human being. $10 lunch, free parking.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Challenge the Stats

February 23, 2019

The Challenge the Stats -Impact Atlanta Concert will serve as an exciting evening of discussion and music in tribute to Atlanta’s homeless community on Saturday, Feb. 23rd at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. 

A $15 Pre-Concert Dinner & Discussion at 5 p.m. features an enriching discussion among leading Atlanta-based advocates on the reality of homelessness and how individual citizens can help make a positive change; promoting community through the power of the arts. Moderating the panel will be actor/activist Afemo Omilami, COO of Hosea Helps & Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless.

The FREE CTS Impact Atlanta Concert will follow at 7:00 p.m. Angelica will be joined by African American composer Maurice Draughn as we debut a contemporary multisensory work for harp and organ. Also featured will be famed Bollywood vocalist Preeti Uttam, members of the Atlanta Homeward Choir, Spelman Dance student Thulani Vereen, Pianist Leah Claiborne and members of the Georgia State University Choral Union. 

Click below for More information about the Challenge the Stats program

Free admission & parking (Lanier lot, 1337 Peachtree St. NE) to all events unless otherwise indicated. 

All events are taking place at First Presbyterian Church, 
(1328 Peachtree St. NE, 30309 Atlanta) 

The High Tech Virtuoso: Lecture/Recital

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

The High Tech Virtuoso: How organ building has influenced organ music & performance since 1850

Recital and Lecture by Dr. Jens Korndörfer

Program
Louis Vierne – Première Symphonie, op. 14 (I. Prélude)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Toccata in F-Dur, BWV 540 (A la Schweitzer/Cavaillé-Coll)

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger – Sonate Nr. 8 in e-moll, Op. 132 (Introduction und Passacaglia)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in c minor, op. 67 (II. Andante (Arr. by Jens Korndörfer)

Valéry Aubertin – Livre Ouvert, op. 6, 2 (2ième mvt de la Sonatine pour les étoiles)

Thierry Escaich – Trois Poèmes (III. Vers l’espérance)

Bach- St. John’s Passion

UGA Choir + Atlanta Baroque Orchestra

Dr. Daniel Bara, Conductor

Friday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.

Barbershop Choir

Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:00 p.m.

Atlanta Vocal Project

Free admission & parking (Lanier lot, 1337 Peachtree St. NE) to all events unless otherwise indicated. 

(Note the Atlanta Chamber Players will be a ticketed event)

All events are taking place at First Presbyterian Church, 
(1328 Peachtree St. NE, 30309 Atlanta) except for the concerts on September 16th and October 28, 2017.

Atlanta Chamber Players

Sunday, May 19th 2:00 p.m.

Since 1976, the Atlanta Chamber Players have dedicated themselves to the preservation and performance of small-scale classical works. And they don’t limit themselves to Brahms and Beethoven—although they do play those masters’ pieces and advertising jingles from time to time—but vary their repertoire to include selections from contemporary composers and living American artists. The group fosters up-and-coming talents as well, founding the “Rapido!” 14-day composition contest that invites submissions of new works from across the country. But whatever programs the ACP applies their instruments to, they do it with a style hailed by the Gainesville Times as “elegant…real chamber music.”

Musicians: David Coucheron (violin), Helen Hwaya Kim (violin), Catherine Lynn (viola), Brad Ritchie (cello), Joseph McFadden (bass), Susan Welty (horn), Elizabeth Pridgen (piano)

All concerts performed at First Presbyterian Church. Please contact the Music Ministry for more information or to be added to our mailing list: 404-228-7732 | music@firstpresatl.org

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