Sunday, December 17 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary This year’s services feature the singing of Spanish Carols arranged by Conrad Sousa. These delightful and cheerful settings of beloved carols are well known throughout the Spanish speaking world for their homey, artful simplicity. Hear again the inspiring story of the loving purposes of God, sing the carols of the season, and celebrate together … [Read more...]
First United Methodist Church is honored to host renowned artists in its beautiful Sanctuary and Chapel. Throughout the year, special concerts celebrate Advent, Lent, Easter and other varieties.
Friday, October 27, 8:00-10:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca St. Austin, Tx. Admission: A nonperishable food item to be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank Thrills! Chills! Screams! Well, silent screams that is! Come experience the original Phantom of the Opera movie, yes the original silent black and white horror classic, accompanied by theatre organ virtuoso Walt … [Read more...]
First United Methodist Church of Austin presents "Music Under the Dome" free lunchtime concerts on Fridays during Eastertide from 12:10-12:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary. April 21, 12:10-12:45 p.m., Sanctuary Sanctuary First Church Singers salute Earth Day featuring songs honoring earth and creation. Fanfare for the Common Man - Aaron Copland The Peace May Be Exchanged (RUBRICS) - Dan … [Read more...]
Friday, October 2nd 2015, 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Please save the date for a special fundraiser concert in our FUMC Sanctuary performed by Dr. Raquel Martinez to benefit the Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI) Building Fund. From 2000 to 2008, the Rev. Joel Martinez served as our beloved bishop in the Southwest Texas Conference. He also served as President of the General Board of Global … [Read more...]
September 27th at 3 p.m., Sanctuary A Festival of Hymns is a celebration of music: congregational singing, anthems by the choirs, and readings regarding the importance of music as part of our Christian Heritage and in our daily lives. John Ferguson (St. Olaf College) says, “Hymn festivals unite communities and celebrate the musical heritage of the Church." Barry Fulton, Minister of Music … [Read more...]
Ken Cowan, internationally acclaimed virtuoso, will be at First Church on Sunday, May 31st, to perform a concert at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary on the church’s new R. A. Colby pipe organ of 100 ranks! This is a thrilling program you and your friends will not want to miss, not only for the organ’s sonic and color possibilities, but also the console will be moved into the chancel for a full view of … [Read more...]
March 27th You are invited to this noonday organ concert and reflection during the season of Lent. This free concert will feature Paul Keith, organist from Westlake Hills Presbyterian, and our newly renovated First Church R.A. Colby organ. Beginning at 12:10 p.m. in the Sanctuary, this concert will be 30-35 minutes in length. Come and be thrilled, excited, moved, and entertained! … [Read more...]