Celebration Works

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

All concerts are offered free of charge, as gifts to the community.
Complimentary parking is available in FPC’s underground garage.
All concerts will be livestreamed.


Upcoming Concerts:

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 2 pm

Midwinter Chill

FPC music director Greg Homza and friends will share a program of reflective music and stories.
Works by Thad Fiscella, Keith Jarrett, Arvo Pärt, and others
are guaranteed to help lift your spirits if the gray skies have you feeling blue.


Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 2 pm

Mountain Meadowlark

“Scale the heights” of new musical experiences with the Meadowlark Trio and MT Duo
in a collaboration of mixed strings and wind instruments.
The concert will “range” through Classical to Contemporary musical periods.
Don’t take this concert for “granite” — it’s not to be missed!


Sunday, May 21, 2023 | 2 pm

Strings and Pipes

The season finale will feature violinist Brenda Brenner and organist Christopher Young,
both faculty members at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,
in a lively and engaging concert of music for violin and organ.

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Support Us

Celebration Works Concert Series offers free, accessible, in-person and 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 music@firstpresportland.org.

If you’re interested in staying up-to-date with Celebration Works news and upcoming events, please join our mailing list by clicking this link. 

You can also check out our Facebook page here!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Recent Concerts:

Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 2 pm

A Time of Remembrance: Rutter Requiem

Program Bulletin

Sunday, September 18, 2022 | 2 pm

The Jacob Zimmerman 3


Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 2 pm


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 works by Nicolas de Grigny, Marcel Dupré,
and Olivier Messiaen serve as musical meditations on different aspects of the spiritual Heaven.

Community Spotlight:

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon: Refugee Rapid Response

Creating a more just, compassionate, sustainable and peaceful world.


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.

Community Spotlight:

Community Warehouse

Community Warehouse is the only furniture bank serving the greater Portland area. Their mission is to provide essential household furnishings to neighbors in need, creating stronger homes and brighter futures for all.


Past Events:


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Join Us for Worship Service

Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331