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A Festival of Music

A Festival of Music 

Now in its 26th 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.


2016-2017 Season


  • October 16, 2016 4:00 p.m.

    Adam Brakal, concert organist                    Tampa, Florida

  • November 13 2016 4:00 p.m.

    Twin Cities Bronze, handbell ensemble    Amy Maakestad, conductor  Twin Cities, Minnesota

  •  February 12, 2017 4:00 p.m.

     Du Huang and Siao Hu, Unison Piano Duo    Decorah, Iowa

  • March 12, 2017  4:00 p.m.

    Lee J. Afdahl and Friends. Organ/piano plus program. Rochester Minnesota

  • April 2, 2017 4:00 p.m.

     Brass Roots Trio (French horn, trumpet, piano)  Flemington, New Jersey

                                                               Lenten series recital schedule- 12:15 p.m.
February 17, 2016
Brian Williams, Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester MN
February 24, 2016
Harold Vetter, Gloria Dei Luther Church, Rochester MN
March 2, 2016
Shayla DeJong, Luther College, Decorah, IA
March 9, 2016
Julie Yoonjeong Kim, Congregational Church, Rochester MN
March 16, 2016
Eileen Nelson Ness, Salem Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN