Sam Hastings


January 4th | 7:30-8:30pm | Parish Hall
January’s concert will feature singer/songwriter Sam Hastings, who appeared on NBC’s The Voice this fall. Join us for a “coffee-hour” concert showcasing Sam’s agile acoustic skills and strong, emotive vocals. Proceeds will be shared with the Animal Rescue League of Greater Portland. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. All are welcome. $10 general admission.

Portland Piano Extravaganza

November 2nd | 7:30pm | Meeting House

From the studio of Laura Kargul at University of Southern Maine, young pianists provide a glittering display of virtuoso piano playing. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the piano fund at University of Southern Maine’s School of Music.

View the Concert Poster here.

Concerts for a Cause: Pianist Mark Rossnagel

October 5th | 7:30pm | Meeting House

Former Music Director, Mark Rossnagel, will be performing the works of Chopin, Ravel, Couperin and Rameau on this season’s first Concert for a Cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Portland.



Open Rehearsal

July 6th | 6pm | Meeting House

The Opera Maine chorus will hold a free, open rehearsal before the upcoming production of Mozart’s THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO as part of First Friday in July. Come enjoy the beautiful music of Mozart with this sneak-peak ahead of performances at Merrill on July 25 and 27, featuring our very own Music Director, Scott Wheatley, in the role of Antonio.




June 1, 2018 | 7:30pm | First Parish Meeting House

Aarondippidy is a band (featuring First Parish RE teacher, Aaron Pomeranz) that combines world music with folk, funk, hip-hop and old-school music from different cultures around the world.  Refuge in Rhythm is about recognizing all the ways we are connected by music, and the ways we can celebrate life by drawing from diversity and deeper awareness of the world around us.  Elevating and celebrating each voice and cultural tradition helps us unite and find new ways to create harmony.

Part of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the Portland Refugee Center, a local non-profit organization that aspires to create evolving challenging conversations and engaging experiences that utilize our different talents and abilities, enhance our connectedness and further the effectiveness of human kindness.

of Opera Maine
May 4th | 7:30pm | Meeting House
Featuring members of Opera Maine’s Opera Teens program singing music from opera and musical theater, accompanied by Scott Wheatley.  Proceeds will benefit the Opera Teens program, a national initiative to empower high school students to pursue their interests in opera, share opera learning with others, and leverage the power of opera to serve local communities.

Tickets: $15 adults; $10 for seniors and students.

Musicians of First Parish
April 6th | 7:30pm | Meeting House
On Friday, April 6, our concert will feature the musicians of First Parish. This will be a fun concert showing our community what amazing musicians we have at First Parish. We welcome all styles of music, all ages and any instruments or singers. This concert will honor Louise Berlin with part of the proceeds benefiting the Maine ALS Organization. If you would like to share your gifts, please contact our Music Director, Scott Wheatley at


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Music of Patsy Cline

March 2nd | 7:30pm | Meeting House

Deena Hastings, will be singing the music of Patsy Cline with a band. Proceeds will benefit the organization, 240 Strings, which works to build community and life skills for Portland, Maine youth by providing SUBSIDIZED music lessons, chamber music workshops, and affordable concerts. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 seniors & students.