FIRST•music is First Lutheran's concert series. Started in 2009, FIRST•music has presented a wide variety of concerts and events, from jazz to Bach to hymns. All events are free, and are a gift from the church to the community.
In 2017-2018 FIRST•music will return to First Lutheran’s own space: our new church building at Fifth and Washington. We are grateful to the many churches who lent us space over the last three years, but can’t wait to get back into our own space! We hope you also are excited to experience this new space, which has been specifically designed to support assembly singing and other music.
The Excellent Gift of God: A Hymn Festival
October 29, 7:00pm
Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin
November 19, 3:00pm
Bradley Sowash is a nationally-recognized composer and jazz pianist who lives in Columbus. He comes to Lorain to play a concert of sacred jazz on the church’s new grand piano.
with music of Brahms
December 10, 3:00pm
This musical evening prayer service will feature music by Johannes Brahms. Silvio Guitian on the clarinet and the First Choir will add luster to this holiday event.
January 28, 3:00pm
Cleveland violinist Andrew Sords returns to FIRST•music with a recital including Beethoven, Brahms, and Grieg.
April 22, 3:00
Land of Harmony
May 13, 3:00pm
Cleveland’s acclaimed professional chorus will perform sacred and secular American music, including early versions of The Star-Spangled Banner and Amazing Grace.