Concerts for a Cause

 

First Parish hosts a monthly concert series on the first Friday each month. The Concerts for a Cause musicians choose a charity to which they will donate a portion of the concert’s proceeds. See below for upcoming concert details.


 

USM Jazz Combo

March 1st | 7:30pm | Meeting House 

The University of Southern Maine Jazz Combo will be playing combo arrangements of different Jazz Standards.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  All tickets are $10 at the door. Come early to check out the Fun-A-Day art show!

 


 

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Love Cabaret

February 1st | 7:30pm | Parish Hall

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the choir members of First Parish will present an evening of love songs.  The performance will be held in the Parish Hall “nightclub style” with sweets and hot chocolate.  Proceeds from this concert will benefit The Iris Network, building a world where no person is limited by visual impairment or blindness and everyone is an advocate for eye health and the needs of people who are visually impaired or blind. All are welcome. $10 general admission.


 

Sam Hastings

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.

 


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.