Coming up next in the Main Series:
Kirkwood United Methodist, First Presbyterian, Kirkwood Baptist, Webster Groves Christian, and Webster Hills United Methodist churches will each host a 20 minute organ recital with travel time built in between each location. Join us for a fun afternoon of music as we make our way “down the avenue!” A full schedule will be published prior to the afternoon and a reception will follow after the final performance.
Songs of a Traveler: Benedetta Orsi and the Arianna String Quartet
The Chancel Choir Christmas Concert: Gloria in excelsis Deo!
W. Mark Akin, guitar
Chamber Project St. Louis
The Concordia University Symphony Orchestra
Ongoing music in Covid times:
At this time we have relaxed our COVID guidelines and are not requiring distancing. Mask wearing is optional. Continue to check the website as these recommendations may change depending on the community prevalence of health risk.
The mission of the Con Spirito Concert Series of the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood is to strengthen the church’s mission to lift up the minds and hearts of people to God, to each other and to life in its totality. Seeking to attract a diverse audience, the musical events in the concert series feature high quality ensembles, composers, conductors and soloists from both the local and world-wide artistic communities. This music ministry enhances the experiences of both our congregation and the community through programming that best complement the excellent acoustics and aesthetic beauty of our diverse and wonderful facilities. The concert series continues the First Presbyterian Church tradition of outreach through musical offerings.
The Con Spirito Concert Committee was formed at First Presbyterian to strengthen the church’s mission to lift up the minds and hearts of people to God, to each other and to life in its totality. Seeking to attract a diverse audience, the musical events in the Concert Series feature high quality ensembles, composers, conductors and soloists from both the local and world-wide artistic communities.
Each year since its inception the Committee has worked diligently to follow this mission through yearly programs of main season concerts and recitals during Lent. In recent years we have also added the Notes@9 programs each Sunday in July. We strive to present a variety of musical experiences which, we hope, will be inviting for the members of our congregation and the community at large. Our series have included college and adult choirs, organ recitals, instrumental ensembles, handbell choirs, bluegrass and folk music groups, vocalists, instrumentalists, and our own Chancel Choir and Orchestra. Each year we also sponsor a children’s musical from the Imaginary Theatre Company.
Bill Stein, Artistic Director
Cassandra Tessereau, Committee Chair