300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4681
firstwaynestreet@fwsumc.org

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WOWS Concert Series

Every Wednesday in the months of June and October, at 12:15 p.m., First Wayne Street and AIMA (Adventures in Musical Arts) showcase a 30-minute musical performance from a talented local performer or group of performers. A light luncheon follows each performance and can be purchased for $5 (except that after the Germanfest concert in June, the cost for lunch is $6.)

Please email Geoffrey North or call the church office at 260-422-4681 to add your name to our mailing list.

Concert schedules for June & October will be announced in the prior month. Please check our Events calendar for details.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Schedule for June 2020 series:

Due to public health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, our traditional WOWS concert series will not have any audience seating this June.  Instead, the recitals will be live-streamed on the FWS Facebook page, then uploaded to the FWS YouTube page for later viewing.

  • June 3:  Alicia Pyle, piano, and Jana Debusk, vocals

Local jazz artists and Sweetwater faculty Alicia Pyle and Jana Debusk will entertain with a program of jazz standards.

  • June 10:  Geoffrey North, organ

First Wayne Street Director of Music Dr. Geoffrey North will perform a recital on the fabulous Beckerath organ, playing a selection of his favorite pieces.

  • June 17:  Kylie Stultz, clarinet

Purdue Fort Wayne clarinet professor Kylie Stultz will perform classical music for clarinet, including the sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns and the beautiful slow movement from the concerto by Mozart.  She will be accompanied by Geoffrey North.

  • June 24:  Luke Fitzpatrick, flute, and Anne Lewellen, harp

Fort Wayne Philharmonic principal flutist Fitzpatrick and harpist Lewellen will delight with a program of light classical music.

 

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church is committed to offering the best in the musical arts – not just through WOWS concerts, but also in our regular Sunday worship services, held every Sunday at 10:00 AM. The church features a talented choir of amateurs and professional Choral Scholars that sings in worship each week as well as a praise team, adult handbell choir and a graduated music program for children and youth. Hymns are ecumenical and traditional and preaching is insightful. Upcoming services with a particular focus on music include a spectacular hymn festival in October and Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. Join us!

First Wayne Street’s sanctuary is a wonderful acoustic space, and First Wayne Street has a long history of supporting and offering fine music. Our music program includes vocal and handbell choirs for preschoolers through adults, and often features soloists and instrumentals (including both members of our congregation and of the community).