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Tuesday Noon Recital Series

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

Lunch afterwards in the Social Hall

Recitals are at noon. 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 2023 Recitals

April 4. Henry Davis, Gospel piano.  Dr. Davis was designated by the Smithsonian Institution to represent Gospel piano in its celebration of "100 Years of the Piano." His improvisations are thrilling.

April 11. Zelie Eger, violin. This young artist was featured by the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in a chamber concert at the Grand Halle. She came up through the youth symphony and was its concertmaster. Her accompanist will be Jeff Hornick.

April 18. Student Jazz Band. Eric Pfeil, music teacher at Greater Johnstown High School, has put together a band of students from four high schools: Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, Richland and Westmont Hilltop. This will be their first time performing together.

April 25. William Jeffrey Jones, organ. Dr. Jones, an accomplished organist and a leader in the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, is putting together a program that features the orchestral sounds of our restored Skinner 3,000-pipe organ.He recently began minister of music at First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg. 

Your Gift Supports the Recital Series

There is no charge for the recitals or the lunches that follow. We rely entirely on contributions. There currently is a campaign to seek aid. You can respond with a check in any amount to:
                    TNR First Lutheran Church

                    415 Vine Street, Johnstown, PA 15901

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.”

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