First United Methodist Church presents an exciting concert series, led by Dr. Jim Culver, Director of Music,
in a beautiful historic space with great acoustics. 
No tickets required.  A Love Offering will be collected at all concerts.
Parking is available in the church parking lot and the city
parking garage across the street (free on Sundays).
Doors open one hour before the concert.


Sunday, October 28
4:00 PM
Something Old, Something New,

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The Bradenton Community Fine Arts  Concert Series opens the new season with Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue…   a pipe organ show on Sunday, October 28 at 4:00, here at First.  Something for everyone including Bach and Franck (“Old”), Broadway show tunes (“New”), Marches and Patriotic songs (“Borrowed”), a Scott Joplin rag and the theme from An Affair To Remember (“Blue”).  No tickets necessary (a free will offering will be taken), plenty of free parking and a beautiful setting to enjoy enjoyable and inspiring music.  Doors open at 3:00…see you then!

November 18
4:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 4:00 What do you get when you have classically trained singers, piano, violin and guitar all combined?
Klassika…with a fresh unique sound – classical crossover. The best traits of each style that is music to the ears! You want to be there!
December 2
10:30 AM


George Frederick Handel’s cherished Messiah is fast becoming one of First Church’s holiday traditions.  As part of the 10:30 worship service, this concert of the Christmas portion of Messiah will be performed by choir, soloists and orchestra.  Be sure to share this beautiful Christmas gift with a friend.

Sunday, December 9
4:00 PM

Ring Sarasota

Now in its ninth season, Ring Sarasota, the area’s premier handbell ensemble, is making music throughout the Gulf Coast.  With a passion for playing, these spirited musicians captivate audiences of all ages with a unique combination of entertainment, education, and community engagement.

January 20, 2019 4:00 PM
Sarasota Opera Singers Studio Artists
One of our most popular concerts!  We showcase these singers up close and personal.  They are the opera stars of tomorrow – spectacular singers all – in a concert of exciting arias and show tunes.  Treat yourself to the beauty of the human voice.
Sunday, Mar. 10  4:00 PM
“Divas Through the Decades” is a musical tribute to some of the most influential female vocalists in American pop music, featuring songs from the 40’s (the Andrews Sisters), through today’s current hits.
Sunday, March 24
4:00 PM
are beloved in the area – offering a wonderful blend of variety, entertainment, comedy, and heart-felt emotion.  This is their fourth visit on our series – each time to standing-room only audiences!  They are THAT good!
April 14 10:30 AM
Hallelujahs & Alleluias
The joyful sounds of choir, soloists,
and orchestra filling the sanctuary with
glorious music! Beethoven, Bach, Handel,
Mozart, Culver, more.

2017 Faure’s Requiem


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The Fine Arts Concert Series relies on the support of its audience.  If you would like to become a supporter of our series, we invite you to join our list of donors.
The five donor categories are:  BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE   1500+
WHISTLES AND CHEERS            1000-1499
ENCORE PERFORMANCE             500-999
STANDING OVATION                   250-499

APPLAUSE                                     25-99

All monies go directly to support this Concert Series and are tax deductible.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Culver at (941) 747-4406.