Festival of Music


October 2019 - April 2020

Now in its 29th 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.

Lenten Organ Recital Series 2019

Noon-day thirty minute recitals, 12:15-12:45 PM


March 4, 2020

James Hammann, organist, St Matthew’s by-the-Bridge Episcopal & First United Methodist Church, Iowa Falls, Iowa

March 11, 2020

Harold Vetter, organist, Gloria Dei Lutheran, Rochester, MN

March 18, 2020

Lee Afdahl, Director of Music Emeritus, First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN

March 25, 2020

John Stender, Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN

April 1, 2020

Melanie Ohnstad, Director of Music & Organist Emeritus, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN