FIRST MUSIC brings music to the community and the community into our doors with affordable, interesting, and quality programming. On October 19, 2008, the FIRST MUSIC Concert Series expanded its annual offerings to five exciting programs per season, furthering music outreach to our city and region. Our patrons find an outlet where fine music is tangible and affordable for an audience of all ages, welcoming not only church members, but also those from the surrounding region, many entering The First Church for the first time!
Collaborating with regional professional arts organizations: Nashua Arts Commission, Manchester Choral Society, the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and community arts staple Actorsingers, FIRST MUSIC celebrates the musical diversity of the Gate City, and the rich musical heritage found at The First Church of Nashua. Vocal and instrumental artists from across the United States bring their musical talents to FIRST MUSIC in a wide variety of literature spanning many centuries.
Our seventh season offers four Sunday afternoon concerts, and one musical offering within Sunday worship services. The resounding success of integrating Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major into worship services on “Christmas Sunday” (4th Advent) in 2008, has continued the tradition with Britten’s Ceremony of Carols in 2009, the Pergolesi-Durante Magnificat in 2010, the Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël in 2011, the Christmas portion of Händel’s Messiah in 2012 and Öhrwall’s Gaudete in 2013. In 2014 we offer Bach’s Cantata 62: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland – this year on 3rd Advent- with its music interwoven into the fabric of this festival worship service. The First Music Chamber Players, along with The First’s Church’s own Chancel Choir and guest soloists will bring the wonders of this Bach masterpiece to life.
Whether choosing strings or winds, the might of the pipe organ, classical chamber or choral music, FIRST MUSIC Concert Series offers something for everyone. From free concert programs, to more formal ticketed concerts – the choice is yours.
FIRST MUSIC 2014-2015 Concert Series
Bringing the joy of music to the Gate City. Join us!