Celebration Works

A series of virtual concerts offered by First Presbyterian Church of Portland
celebrating God’s gifts of creativity and imagination

Join us in-person or tune in from the comfort of your own home as we celebrate the joy of live music in our Sanctuary.

1200 SW Alder st.
Portland, OR 97205


Current COVID Protocols:
Face masks must be worn at all times when in the church building.




Sunday, September 26, 2021 | 2 pm

20th Century Blues and Ragtime Guitar

Mary Flower, internationally known musician and teacher, will sing and play you through the music that paved the way to jazz, and later, rock and roll. The early guitar players like Blind Blake and Rev. Gary Davis mirrored the piano players of the day, performing on six strings what nobody thought possible.

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Upcoming Concerts:

Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 2 pm


Chamber trio Meadowlark (flutist Janet Bebb,

oboist Ann van Bever, and cellist Betsy Goy)

will be joined by pianist Susan McDaniel and

violist Ben Neubauer in music for unusual

combinations of instruments, sometimes “migrating”

from the original instrumentation. This program will

include the premiere of a quartet by Sara Carina Graef

inspired by the seven species of meadowlarks.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 | 2 pm

A Valentine’s Cello-bration!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and your love of

everyone’s favorite instrument with a

concert of cello duets! Wife/husband duo and

Oregon Symphony members Marilyn de Oliveira

and Trevor Fitzpatrick will play music of Barrière,

Popper, Pixinguinha, Piazzolla,

Portland composer Kenji Bunch, and more.

Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 2 pm

Calling Home

Vocal sextet In the Pocket will present a concert

of unaccompanied choral music exploring what

it means to find home. Join Madeline Ross,

Laura Chase, Arielle Sazima,

Alec Chase, Matt Faunt, and Rick Jones

for a diverse program of classical and popular

music by Danielle Jagelski, Ysaye Barnwell,

Billy Joel, and more.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 2pm


Organist Katherine Burk performs a varied

program of music inspired by images

and ideas of what lies beyond our earthly realm.

Works by Erik Santos and Cecilia McDowall

depict celestial bodies, while music by

Nicolas de Grigny, Marcel Dupré,

and Olivier Messiaen provides meditations

on Heaven, the spiritual destination.


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Support Us

Celebration Works Concert Series offers free, accessible, virtual concerts at First Presbyterian Church of Portland, OR.


(Be sure to indicate “Celebration Works Contribution” when making a donation online.)

If you have questions about the series, please email the concert coordinator Madeline Ross at music@firstpresportland.org.


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Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331