Celebration Works

A series of 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.


Current COVID Protocols:
The church building is open to the public for worship services and concerts. Masks and social distancing are not required when visiting the church building.


Thank you for a wonderful season!

Stay tuned for information about our 2022-2023 Season

Recent Concerts:

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


Concert Video Link



Community Spotlight:

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon: Refugee Rapid Response

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

Calling Home

Sunday, March 27, 2022 | 2 pm

Watch the video!

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.

Concert Video Link


Support Celebration Works

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.


February Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who supported us during our February Fundraiser.

2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the first season of Celebration Works concerts at FPC! For this very special season we plan to “celebrate” all the things we love about our community and we need your help to make it possible. February is Celebration Works’ fundraising month, and we hope to raise $8,000 in support of the 2022-2023 season. Please consider investing in FPC’s musical outreach and supporting local artists by making a gift today.

Donate online by selecting the Celebration Works Contribution designation from the drop down menu, or via check with “Celebration Works” in the memo line. All donors receive a receipt for tax purposes and acknowledgment in next season’s programs.

Thank you so much for your consideration, support, and prayers!

Support CW’s 2022-2023 Season



Past Events:



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.


Concert Link    Program

Community Spotlight:

Portland Adventist Community Services

Portland Adventist Community Services – PACS is a vibrant faith-based community of service comprised of staff, volunteers, donors, and community business partners. Together we work to provide food, dental care, and low-cost clothing/household items to vulnerable individuals and families.

2021-2022 Season Artwork by Liz Walker | www.lizwalkerart.com


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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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We look forward to seeing you!


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