First Music and Arts Concert Series



2023-2024 SEASON


Hispanic Heritage Month Concert
Sunday, October 15, 2023
4 p.m.


INTEMPO is a Stamford, CT-based youth-development organization
that provides high-quality classical and intercultural music education
to children predominantly from immigrant backgrounds
and from communities underrepresented in the arts.

Celestial Brass
Sunday, November 5, 2023
4 p.m.
Music for brass and organ by members of Orchestra Lumos






Donald Batchelder, trumpet
John Dent, trumpet
Eva Conti, horn
Richard Clark, trombone
Brian Brown, tuba
Craig Scott Symons, organ
Tickets are $35 online or $40 at the door

57th Annual Messiah
Saturday, December 16, 2023
4 p.m. 




First Church Festival Chorus and Chamber Orchestra
Hanna Golodinskii, soprano
Elizabeth Russo, mezzo soprano
Blake Friedman, tenor
Kevin Douglas Jasaitis, bass
Dr. Craig Scott Symons, conductor

The Yale Alley Cats
Sunday, January 28, 2024
4 p.m.




Since 1943, as Yale’s classiest a cappella group,
the Cats have created over 400 original arrangements from jazz standards to Motown,
from timeless oldies to contemporary chart-toppers.

Lenten Organ Recitals – Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.






February 21 Marnus Lively-Greyling 
St. Barnabas Episcopal, Greenwich

February 28 Nathan Lively-Greyling 
St. John’s Lutheran, Stamford

March 6 – Kevin Bailey
First Presbyterian Church,  Stamford

March 13 Terence Flanagan 
First Presbyterian Church, New Canaan

March 20Jamie Hitel
Christ Church, Greenwich

Ensemble BREVE
Sunday, April 7, 2024
4 p.m.


The Magic of the German Baroque – Telemann, Bach, & Handel

Deborah Booth, recorder
Jeremy Rhizor, violin
Lisa Terry – viola da gamba/baroque cello
Stephen Rapp, harpsichord

Pavlo Gintov, piano
Sunday, May 5, 2024
4 p.m.







Ukranian-born pianist Pavlo Gintov brings his fiery energy
to the Steinway piano in the First Church Auditorium.

Savannah Morning News states 
“Pavlo Gintov is a world-class pianist, 
phenomenal in his own right”.