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. We not only welcome 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. Artists from across the United States bring their musical talents to FIRST MUSIC in a wide variety of literature.
Our 9th season offers four concerts, and one collaborative musical offering within Sunday morning worship services. We are very privileged to open this season, with renown organ recitalist Ken Cowan. Through a generous full-sponsorship by Jerry & Shirley Spade, this world-class artist will put our restored Anderson Memorial Organ (Austin Organs, Inc. Opus 1406 – 1926/2015) through its paces in a 90th birthday re-dedication concert, which will be free and open to the public.
This year on 3rd Advent- John Rutter’s Gloria will have its music interwoven into the fabric of our annual festival worship services. The Symphony NH Chamber Players, along with The First’s Church’s own Chancel Choir will bring the wonders of this contemporary masterpiece to life.
The rest of the season in the “Year of the Organ” concentrates on organ offerings with nationally recognized artists, and closes with a special offering of the Gabriel Fauré Requiem, coupled with a half-recital by FIRST MUSIC’s own Artistic Director (partially underwritten through the Huber Family Trust).
FIRST MUSIC Concert Series offers something for everyone. Come support music outreach at its finest in Southern NH!
FIRST MUSIC 2016-2017 Concert Series
Bringing the Joy of Music to the Gate City.