2022 Recital Series
At Noon Tuesdays in April, July and October
Lunch is tentatively planned 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.
April 5. John Pencola, piano. Johnstown's well-regarded piano man will present An American Songbook. John recently was honored for a career of artistry by the Johnstown Concert Series and many of the area's finest musicians.
April 12. Vox Nova, the Mt. Aloysius College chorale, directed by Nancy Way. Welcome the return of this ensemble of scholarship-merited voices in a variety of popular choral works.
April 19. Rod Horner, voice, piano and organ. The one-time worship pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, a mega church in New York City, will present Songs of Inspiration.
April 26. Seeds of Faith Academy Chorale with Marissa Bruno, director and organist. Spirited singing by a chorus of teenagers. Their director, who is working on a master's degree in organ performance at IUP, will complement the program with classics played on our restored Skinner pipe organ.
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.”