Cultural Events
Music Series

The Cultural Events Committee’s Music Series 2019-20 promises to be a year of Sunday evening concerts you won’t want to miss.

Due to COVID-19 and the impact it has on group singing, we will not be rehearsing for worship services or concerts until such activity is declared safe or a vaccine is available to prevent the contraction of the virus. We continue to gather online on a weekly basis in order to stay in touch. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Music Ministry.


stephen Tharp: organ concert
Sunday, september 22, 2019
7 PM  |  Sanctuary  |  Offering

International Concert Organist and recording artist Stephen Tharp's program will include organ works of J. S. Bach, French masterworks and transcriptions of Mozart and Ravel, and music by the American organist/composer George Baker

jaebon hwang: organ concert
sunday, november 3, 2019
7 PM  |  sanctuary  |  Offering

 Preceding the organ concert featuring Jaebon Hwang, you are invited to join the First Church 150th Anniversary Reception at 5:30 PM followed by a short history of our Blackinton & Associates Sanctuary pipe organ by builder Lyle Blackinton at 6:40 PM.

Sunday, December 8, 2019  
7 PM  |  Sanctuary  |  Offering

John Rutter's Magnificat and Music of Ola Gjeilo. Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale Soloists, Symphony Orchestra.  Jaebon Hwang, Organ. Stanley M. Wicks, Conductor.  

6th Robert stadge memorial concert
Sunday, January 19, 2020
7 PM  |  sanctuary  |  Offering

Featuring the First Church Quartet - Carolyne DalMonte, Soprano; Patricia McAfee, Mezzo-Soprano; Timothy Simpson, Tenor; Christopher Stephens, Bass-Baritone.

The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants
Sunday, february 16, 2020
7 PM  |  Sanctuary  |  Offering
Sunday, April 5, 2020
7 PM  |  Sanctuary  |  Offering

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale. Soloists, Symphony Orchestra. Jaebon Hwang, Organ. Stanley M. Wicks, Director.  

Summer Pops Cabaret Concert
Sunday, July 12,  2020. - CANCELED
7 PM  |  Linder Hall  |  Offering

Come listen to an homage to the Great White Way--"Back to Broadway: The Songs I've Never Sung", featuring tenor Enrique Tora backed by a three-piece band.




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, your name will be printed on the back of every program for the entire 2019-20 concert year. You are also welcome to underwrite (or partially sponsor) a specific concert with appropriate recognition. Please contact our Director of Worship, Music and the Arts, Dr. Stanley M. Wicks, at 619-297-4366, ext. 135 or for more information.

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

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