Cultural Events
Music Series

The Cultural Events Committee’s Music Series 2018 promises to be a year of concerts you won’t want to miss. 

ORGAN CONCERT by maestro hector olivera
Sunday, January 28
7 PM | Sanctuary | Offering | Reception

Join us for a special evening with world-renowned organist Hector Olivera. Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Maestro Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international organists of our time. This concert is co-sponsored by Jerry and Ann Ryan, Lyle and Barbara Blackinton and the Cultural Events Committee.

brevitas vocal ensemble
Sunday, March 18
7 PM | Sanctuary | offering 

BREVITAS, a professional 24-voice choir based along the Wasatch Front in Utah, is dedicated to performing the greatest choral music from all eras. 

Sunday, April 22
7 PM | Sanctuary | Offering

This year's spring choral concert presents John Rutter's Requiem and Brad Ellingboe's Requiem  performed by the Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale, soloists, orchestra and organ, directed by Stanley M. Wicks.

intrigue between two stringed instruments II
sunday, May 20
7 PM | Sutherland Family Music Center | offering | reception

Cellist Gaiana Mndoian and guitarist Robert Wetzel will make a return visit to our music series.

Sunday, june  22
7 PM | linder hall  |  Offering | Reception

The fourth annual Robert Stadge Memorial Concert will take place on Sunday, June 22 in the form of a "Summer Pops" offering, showcasing the talented First Church Vocal Quartet and pianist Brian Verhoye. 



We are so fortunate to have your generous contributions dedicated to the Cultural Events Committee Music Series.  While we always have enthusiastic audiences for these concerts, the free-will offerings, ticket sales and donations at the door simply do not cover the actual expenses of underwriting these excellent performances. Since we are dedicated to producing only high quality and inspirational events, your donations truly “bridge the gap” and make that possible. 

If you are already one of our patrons, you might consider moving up to the next level of giving.  In addition to the tax advantage, you will be honored at our patron reception and your name will be printed on the back of every program for the entire 2017-18 concert year.  You are also welcome to underwrite (or partially sponsor) a specific concert with appropriate recognition.  Please contact our Director of Church Music, Dr. Stanley Wicks, at 619-297-4366 if you are interested in doing so. 

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Music Series concerts this season and for many years ahead!

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Betsy Mueller
Chair, Cultural Events Committee
First United Methodist Church of San Diego