2020 Recital Series
At Noon Tuesdays in April, July and October
Half-hour recital with a light lunch to follow
Music. It is the one common theme that every culture, over the entire span of time, enjoys and participates in. From our earliest ancestors, to Arctic Eskimos, to Amazonian tribes, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, all people sing, listen or play music. We use music to wake our astronauts in the deepest reaches of space. We listen and sing by ourselves in our cars or showers and together as communities. It is said to calm the most savage of beasts.
Come share music with us at First Lutheran in Johnstown. Be inspired and rejuvenated. Meet with us on Tuesdays at noon during July.
Fill your soul with music and stay for a light lunch.
Come. Listen. Be Inspired.
--Tom Roberts, former FLC Council VP
Tuesday noon recitals resume in April 2020:
April 7. Jazz Ensemble from local high schools
April 14. Johnstown Christian School Bell Choir
April 21. Emily Roy. Piano and organ
April 28. Vox Nova, chorale at Mt. Aloysius College
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
* 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
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.”
Left: Westmont Hilltop Jazz Band
Below: GJHS Jazz Band
Unfortunately, the Tuesday Noon Recitals for April have been cancelled due to the increased efforts to curtail the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule all of April's performers. The next recitals will be in July. Please watch for news regarding the artists.