FIRST MUSIC Concert Series brings music to the community and the community into our doors with affordable, interesting, and quality programming. On October 19, 2008, the Series expanded its annual offerings to five exciting programs per season, furthering music outreach to our city and region. 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, Symphony NH, 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 and Europe bring their musical talents to FIRST MUSIC in a wide variety of literature.
Our eighth season offers four concerts, (for the first time alternating between Sunday afternoons and Friday or Saturday evenings!) and one musical offering within Sunday morning worship services.
This year on 3rd Advent- Nicholas White’s Magnificat will have its music interwoven into the fabric of our annual festival worship services. Its voice is contemporary, yet rooted in the traditions of sacred choral music of the ages. From stirring, rhythmic choruses to haunting solo vocal lines, to lush ecstatic bursts of praise: this modern work is one of our most ambitious choral and orchestra projects yet! The First Music Chamber Players, along with The First’s Church’s own Chancel Choir and guest artists will bring the wonders of this contemporary masterpiece to life.
Whether choosing percussion or winds, the might of the pipe organ, classical chamber or sacred 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 2015-2016 Concert Series
Bringing the Joy of Music to the Gate City. Join us!