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A Festival of Music

A Festival of Music 

Now in its 25th season, First Presbyterian sponsors this concert series that is free and open to the public. The offerings have included soloists, both instrumental and vocal, instrumental ensembles, and dramatizations. The music offered has ranged from classical and sacred to popular song.  All concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. We also sponsor a series of Lenten Organ Concerts on five Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 beginning the second Wednesday of Lent.


2015-2016 Season


  • October 11, 2015 - Gabriel Preisser, lyric Baritone; New York City, NY 


  • November 15, 2015 - Jeremy Filsell, concert organist. Artist-in-residence, National Cathedral Washington DC   

  •  January 31, 2016 - Luther College Nordic Choir; Dr. Allen Hightower, conductor
  • March 13, 2016- Lee J. Afdahl and Friends. Organ/piano plus program


  • April 10, 2015 – Eric Kutz, ‘cellist, Miko Kominami, pianist. Luther College, Decorah IA


                                                               Lenten series recital schedule
February 17, 2016
Brian Williams, Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester MN
February 24, 2016
Harold Vetter, Gloria Dei Luther Church, Rochester MN
March 2, 2016
Julie Yoonjeong Kim, Congregational Church, Rochester MN
March 9, 2016
Shayla DeJong, Luther College, Decorah, IA
March 16, 2016
Eileen Nelson Ness, Salem Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN