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.


2017-2018 Season

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.


Andrew Sords

Violin Recital

January 28, 3:00pm

Cleveland violinist Andrew Sords returns to FIRST•music with a recital including Beethoven, Brahms, and Grieg. (Read more)


Brian Wentzel

Piano Recital

April 22, 3:00

Brian will play a program of Bach, Hindemith, Glass, and more on the church’s new grand piano.


Quire Cleveland

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.


Download a printable 2017-2018 flyer.


Visit our FIRST•music archive, which includes recordings of some concerts.