May 19, 2024

First Friday: Classical Cello

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Lancaster Cellist Sara Male will be featured in a free 30 minute First Friday concert on May 3, 2024 at First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange Street, in downtown Lancaster. Sara is principal cellist of the York Symphony Orchestra, acting principal cellist of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Chair of the LSO Board of Directors. […]

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First Friday: Sounds of Spring

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Lancaster Violinist Melody Brubaker Cliff will be featured in a free 30 minute First Friday concert on April 5, 2024 at First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange Street, in downtown Lancaster. Ms. Cliff’s passion is sharing the joy of music as concertmaster for Allegro Orchestra of Lancaster and as Orchestra Director for the Lower Dauphin […]

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“Sound the Trumpet!” First Friday Concert

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Trumpeter Doug Albert will be featured in a free 30 minute First Friday concert on March 1, 2024 at First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange Street, in downtown Lancaster. Mr. Albert will perform on four trumpets (B-Flat, E-Flat, Piccolo, and Flugelhorn). Selections will include "The Trumpet Shall Sound" from George Frederic Handel's ‘Messiah’, along with […]

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Amy Yovanovich Sings Spirituals & Songs Celebrating Black History Month

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

First Reformed Church will host a 30 minute First Friday concert with mezzo-soprano Amy Yovanovich, executive director of the State Street Academy of Music in Harrisburg. Ms.Yovanovich has selected a program that includes the spirituals “Give Me Jesus” and “My Lord, What A Morning”, arranged by Mark Hayes. Also “Deep River”, arranged by Moses Hogan, […]

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Farewell to the Organ

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

The final concert on the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen Organ will be played on First Friday, January 5, 2024 at First Reformed Church by resident organist Larry Hershey. The following week, the organ will be removed and the installation of a newly restored and enhanced pipe organ will begin. The program, "Farewell Concert for […]

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ADVENT TIDINGS: First Friday Concert

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Local musicians Kristen Albert, French Horn and Doug Albert, Trumpet, will join Organist Larry Hershey for a 30 minute First Friday concert, “Advent Tidings” at 8 PM on December 1, 2023 at First Reformed Church, 40 East Orange Street. Selections include "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" arranged by Christina Harmon, and "What Child is This?" […]

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ORGANIC REFLECTIONS: FOR ALL THE SAINTS

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Organist Larry Hershey will play a 30 minute concert “For All The Saints” at 8 PM on First Friday, November 3, 2023 on the mighty 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church located at 40 East Orange Street. Selections include a Charles Callahan work entitled “O Day of Peace” based on the familiar tune, […]

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First Friday: ORGAN SPOOKTACULAR

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

A concert of creepy classical organ music will be presented on First Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8 PM. Organist Larry Hershey will play the mighty 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church located at 40 East Orange Street. The program, “All Hallows’ Eve” will feature the world famous “Toccata in D Minor” by […]

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Organic Reflections: Music from the Movies

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

On Friday, September 1 at 8 PM, the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ will again be the featured instrument for a 30 minute concert celebrating “Music from the Movies”. Guest organist Ken Krause will perform works including "Schindler’s List" by John Williams, and "All the Things You Are" by Jerome Kern, and Barry Manilow’s […]

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Organic Reflections: Twilight Music

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

On Friday, August 4 at 8 PM, the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ will again be the featured instrument for a 30 minute concert celebrating “Twilight Music”. Resident organist Larry Hershey will perform works including "Adagio in E Major" by Frank Bridge, and "Nocturne" from Shylock by Gabriel Faure, arranged by Virgil Fox (who […]

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30 Minutes of Composers Under 30: The Next Generation of Composers

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Guest organist Ken Krause will be the recitalist for the program titled “The Next Generation: Young Composers” on July 7 at 8 pm in the historic First Reformed Church, UCC at 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster. The program includes “Festive Intrada” by German composer Paul Fey, 25, and works by Norwegian Simon Chrstian Nilsen, 27, […]

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ORGANIC REFLECTIONS: SUMMER HAPPENINGS

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

This month’s First Friday "Organic Reflections" Organ Concert will be held on June 2, 2023 at 8 pm in the historic First Reformed Church, UCC at 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster. Organist Larry Hershey will perform on the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen Organ with a program of "Summer Happenings". Selections will include "The Heavens […]

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Coronation Celebration

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

A 30 minute concert of British music on the eve of King Charles’ coronation will celebrate the founding of First Reformed Church in Lancaster, 40 E Orange Street, under British rule in 1729. The all-organ concert on Friday, May 5 at 8 PM, will feature resident organist Larry Hershey in a program including “Fanfare” by […]

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Music for Contemplation: Good Friday

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

The mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church, 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster will be highlighted in a program of contemplative music on Good Friday, April 7 at 8 PM. Resident organist Larry Hershey’s 30 minute program will feature Virgil Fox’s arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Come Sweetest Death, Come Blessed Rest”. […]

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Forward March: An Extravaganza of Marches for the Organ

First Reformed Church 40 E Orange Street, Lancaster, PA, United States

Organist Larry Hershey will present a concert of marches for the organ on March 3, 2023 at 8 PM on the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ at First Reformed Church, 40 East Orange Street, Lancaster. The 30 minute program will include "March from Organ Symphony No. 3" by Charles Marie Widor, "Marche Religieuse" by […]

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