FINE ARTS CONCERT SERIES 2017-2018
 
First United Methodist Church, lead by Dr. Jim Culver, Director of Music, presents an exciting concert series in a beautiful historic space with great acoustics. 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 29, 2017
4:00 PM
JIM CULVER, ORGANIST
 
BOO!  Our own Jim Culver unleashes his mischief and mayhem in this spooktacular concert with a witch’s brew of fangtastic pieces. going Bach and forth between classical and bewitching popular standards.  Don’t be a scaredy cat; you’ll be under a spell from this terrific and terrifying concert.  Bring your friends, neighbors, ghouls and goblins to this blood-curdling concert.  They’ll be batty over it and have a howlin’ good time.  No tricks-just treats!  (Free broom parking)
chorusofthekeys
 Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
 
 
 
CHORUS OF THE KEYS

 

The close harmony of men’s voices…with gorgeous arrangements and lush harmonies that nourish the soul.  These versatile and award winning singers sing the songs we want to hear–from boisterous ditties to soothing ballads.  You’ll be thrilled by their beautiful singing.
 
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Sunday, December 3, 2017
4:00 PM

HANDEL, MESSIAH PART I

 

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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
THE KINGS BRASS
 
The Kings Brass performs with brass, keyboards, and percussion.  At one recent concert, we had to turn away a lot of people, so come by 6 PM.  They will use all corners of our concert space for their brilliant Christmas Concert.  Your hearts will be filled with joy as this beautiful and exciting music fills the room and fills your spirits.  
 
Note the special TUESDAY evening performance.
 
sarasota-studio-artists
Sunday, January 21, 2018
4:00 PM
 
SARASOTA OPERA 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.
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
2:00 p.m.
 
 
THE DITCHFIELD FAMILY SINGERS
 
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!
 
 
finearts3
Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:30 AM
THE MESSIAH, PART II
 
Enhance your Holy Week experience as we deliver the shimmering and luminous beauty of Faure’s Requiem, a masterpiece of utter serenity.  This will add to the beauty of our Palm Sunday 10:30 a.m. services.  We are performing with soloists, chorus, and orchestra.
jacobites
Sunday, April 8, 2018
4:00 PM
 
THE JACOBITES
 
The Jacobites are not your grandma’s pipe band!  A joy-filled afternoon with everything from Celtic, country, calypso, rock, gospel, to classical, Americana and sing-along.  The bagpipes and drums are the heart of this fun-loving group of musicians but the band also includes fiddles, brass, guitars, keyboard, vocalists and Highland dancers.  Come and be part of the fun!
Sunday, April 15, 2018
4:00 PM
 
DICK HYMEN
 
Dick Hymen is widely regarded as one of Jazz’s most spellbinding virtuoso’s.

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:
 
Angels                           $25-99
Archangels                 $100-249
Seraphim                    $250-499
Guardian Angels       $500-1499
Co-sponsor        $1500 or more
 
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.