Music At First

Music at First is a monthly concert series featuring chamber music performed by local and nationally recognized musicians. Concerts include a wide variety of classical and folk music that span genres and centuries of music heard around the globe.  All concerts are free and open to the public. Support for Music at First comes in part by individual patrons and donors from the community. Contributions are accepted at the door at each performance. Please come and enjoy the marvelous sound of music in a beautiful and acoustically pleasing space.

If you would like more information about upcoming concerts, email us with your request. If you would like to become a Patron of Music at First, there are two ways to do so. You may mail a check made out to First Presbyterian Church to the address at the very bottom of this screen and specify ‘Music at First’ in the memo line, or you may give online (be sure “Music at First” is specified in the drop down menu).

2021-2022 Schedule

All concerts are at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, unless otherwise noted.

November 7,  Baroque in the Afternoon – Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music with worlds by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and more!

December 12,  J.T. Hoggard Chorale Department Holiday Concert under the direction of Benjamin Horrell accompanied by John Tabler

February 6,  Chamber Music with Beverly Andrews, violin & Guest Musicians 

March 13, Chamber Music with Coastal Strings, Kenan Chapel of First Presbyterian Church.    Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann and Piano Quartet Op. 1 by Josef Suk  …Christina Meyers Maynard, Violin; Diane Stephens, viola; Kathy Meyer, cello;  John Tabler, piano

April 10, Domonique Launey, Solo Piano Recital presented on our 7 ft. Shigeru Kawaii Piano

May 8,  Full-Length Solo Organ Recital co-sponsored by the Wilmington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Recitalist, Dr. Jan Kraybill, conservator of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO will play on FPC’s 1928 E.M. Skinner/James Sprunt Memorial Organ

June 12, Port City Music Festival under the direction of Stephen Framil