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

Tune in from the comfort of your own home as we broadcast from our Sanctuary.

In this time of distance and uncertainty, it is our hope that these concerts will engage and inspire you until we can be together again.


Thank you to everyone who made our 2020-2021 virtual series a success.


We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021-2022 season.

Stay tuned for updates!



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Virtual Concert Series


Friday, March 19th at 7pm

Sunday, March 21st at 2pm (rebroadcast)


Organist Jeannine Jordan performs music by Bach

& his sons, with narration from women in his life.

Media artist David Jordan brings the stories to life

using multiple cameras to capture Dr. Jordan’s playing.

In partnership with Play it Forward, an organization that gives gently used instruments

and music lessons to students and music programs throughout Portland.

Learn more about their work at www.pifmusic.org.



Saturday, Feb. 6th at 2 pm

Sunday, Feb. 7th at 2 pm (rebroadcast)


Sopranos Christine Johnson and Madeline Ross, join Hannah Brewer,

harpsichord, and Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, viola da gamba,

share stories of brave, vulnerable women and how they persisted.

In partnership with Rose Haven, the only day shelter and community center serving

women, children, and marginalized genders in Portland.

Learn more about their work at www.rosehaven.org



Saturday, Dec. 5th at 2 pm

Sunday, Dec. 6th at 2 pm (rebroadcast)

Mezzo-soprano Lisa Neher and pianist Stephanie Thompson

perform a concert of music exploring the human condition

through the lens of birds, featuring Winged from Within,

a new work by Portland composer Theresa Koon.

In partnership with Portland Audubon, a passionate and growing community

that has loved and advocated for Oregon’s wildlife and wild places for more than 100 years.

Learn more about their work at www.audubonportland.org



Saturday, Oct. 24th at 2 pm

Sunday, Oct. 25th at 2 pm (rebroadcast)


Guitarist Maria Olaya will present a concert of acoustic guitar music

inspired by the poetry of water throughout the ages.

She will be joined by soprano Madeline Ross.

In partnership with Oregon Environmental Council, bringing Oregonians together

to protect our water, air, and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations.

Learn more about their work at oeconline.org.


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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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1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331