Concerts at First

The congregation of First United Methodist Church of Eugene welcomes you as we celebrate seventeen years of concerts and special choral worship services in our building.

CONCERTS AT FIRST is an expression of the talents and passions of First United Methodist Church, supported by the people of FUMC as an offering to our community and beyond. We welcome all who come through our doors and pride ourselves in offering affordable live music by local and international musicians featuring the finest repertoire.

For each concert we ask for a suggested donation of $10 to help defray costs and a contribution of non-perishable foods for the local food bank. We invite you to consider becoming a Friend of CONCERTS AT FIRST by contributing to the season. More information is included in this brochure.

Welcome to this sacred space. May your lives be enriched, your imaginations expanded and your spirits filled. -- Dr. Julia Brown, Director of Music and Organist

Márcia GuimarãesSunday, Sept. 25, 3pm - Márcia Guimarães - Brazilian Art Song - Brazilian lyric soprano Márcia Guimarães sings beautiful art songs from Brazil spanning several centuries. Julia Brown, piano. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

 

Cascadia Concert OperaSunday, Oct. 16, 3pm - Cascadia Concert Opera - Opera Fest 2016 - Cascadia Concert Opera presents an afternoon of operatic excerpts: beloved arias, duets and ensembles from Baroque to Contemporary, to excite musical spirits. A true delight for audiences! Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

Pipe ScreamsFriday, Oct. 28, 7pm - Pipe Screams - A Spooktacular Organ Recital - Wacky, wild, spooky and silly concert featuring members and friends of the Eugene Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Costumes encouraged. Fundraiser for The Organ Loft aired weekly on KWAX-FM. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

All SaintsSunday, Oct. 30, 3pm - All Saints Choral Evensong and Organ Concert - FUMC Choir and Linda Oxley, conductor, lead us in a contemplative service of music and prayer for All Saints. Dr. Julia Brown plays an organ concert following the Evensong, celebrating and featuring the new pipes. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

 

Vierne and SteffaniSunday, Nov. 6, 3pm - Matthew Halls conducts Vierne and Steffani - In collaboration with the University of Oregon School of Music, the Chamber Choir and University Singers present Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle and Steffani's Stabat Mater with guest conductor Matthew Halls, Artistic Director of the Oregon Bach Festival. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

Advent Advent Organ Recitals - Four Fridays in December at noon - Meditative organ music for the season featuring the beautiful sounds of the Hochhalter organ. Dr. Julia Brown, organist and guest musicians. Suggested donation $10.
December 2 – featuring Dr. Barbara Baird
December 9 – featuring Dr. Julia Brown
December 16 – featuring Dr. Julia Brown
December 23 – featuring Young Organist Showcase

 

Messiah SingSunday, Dec. 18, 3pm - Messiah Sing - Handel’s timeless work is sung by the audience with soloists singing the arias and recitatives, all accompanied by Delgani String Quartet. Linda Duffendack Oxley, conductor. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

 

Twelfth NightSunday, Jan. 8, 3pm – Twelfth Night Celebration - FUMC Handbell Choirs with Phoebe Gildea, soprano and Noah Brenner, harp, celebrate Solstice and Twelfth Night. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.  

 

 

 

Oregon Brass SocietySaturday, Feb. 12, 3pm - Oregon Brass Society - Oregon Brass Society returns with the wonderful, warm sounds of the British Brass Band. The concert features music of Phillip Sparke, Alan Fernie, and a touch of Freddy Mercury. Dr Chris Chapman, conductor. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

 

CHORAL EVENSONG and CONCERTSunday, March 5, 3pm – Choral Evensong and Concert - The Chamber Choir of the University of Oregon, Dr. Sharon J. Paul, conductor, lead this contemplative service of music, scripture and prayer followed by a concert of inspiring choral music. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.  

 

 

 

Sandy HolderJeffrey AllenSunday, April 30, 3pm – An Afternoon of Cello and Piano - Pianist Sandy Holder and cellist Jeffrey Allen perform Scarlatti, Schumann, Scriabin and Beethoven. Suggested donation: $10 and canned goods for Food For Lane County.

 

 

 

Click here for a pdf of the 2016-2017 concert brochure.

 

Click here for 2015-2016 concert series listings.

Click here for 2014-2015 concert series listings.

Click here for 2013-2014 concert series listings.

Click here for 2012-2013 concert series listings.

Click here for 2011-2012 concert series listings.