2022 Recital Series

At Noon Tuesdays in April, July and October
Half-hour recital 

Lunch afterwards in the Social Hall

Recitals are at noon. Underwritten in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. No admission fee. Contributions accepted.

If you would like a postcard announcement of upcoming recitals, call the church at 814-536-7521 or email firstlutheran@wpia,net.

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October 4.  Dr. Jeffrey R. Pannebaker, our former minister of music and Christian education director, will return to play an organ recital.

It will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of our 3,000-pipe Skinner organ. 

                    October 11. Take Two. Donna and                              Russ Miller play a variety of                                             instruments and sing popular songs.




                    October 18. Alex Price and Michael                           Garbett play relaxing "ambient" music                        on guitar and vibraphone.




October 25. Joshua Rinaman, tenor. This talented First Lutheran councilman and choir member will sing a variety of memorable songs.

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The First Lutheran recital series receives
state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.

The recital series is regularly                            
supported by:      
* The Carolyn Walker Music Fund
* Contributors at lunch after each recital

Community Foundation's Role:
Over the past several years the
Community Foundation for the
Alleghenies has contributed $20,000
toward rebuilding the 3,000-pipe
Skinner organ.

Recital Kudos:


George Fattman notes, “Today we concluded our April (2019) recital series with an exquisite piano recital by Harriett Miller. I don't know of a recital that I enjoyed more.”

          “People are still talking about the quality of the Vox Nova performance. (It is being compared favorably vs. the IUP Chorale, which sang around the same time at First Presbyterian.) The GJHS Jazz Band and the IUP organists also were excellent.” 

          “The series would not work without lunch. So we greatly appreciate the volunteers who shop for food and prepare and serve lunch, then clean up.”


Eric Pfeil, Director of Bands at GJHS writes, “Thank you again for this opportunity to return.  We had a blast.”


Nancy Way, Director of Vox Nova writes,

“Thank you again for the gracious invitation and response to our recital. Best of luck with the series.  Always a pleasure to work with you and First Lutheran.”