300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4681

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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 past October 2019 series:

October 2:  Luke Fitzpatrick, flute

No accompaniment required! Fort Wayne Philharmonic Principal Flutist Luke Fitzpatrick will present a fascinating program of music all for solo flute.

October 9:  Dr. Geoffrey North, organ

Dr. Geoffrey North, First Wayne Street UMC Director of Music, will perform a program of French music on the wonderful German Beckerath organ.

October 16:  Tim and Colleen Tan, violins

Tim and Colleen Tan are husband and wife, and both play violin with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. They will delight with a program featuring music by Vivaldi, Kreisler, and more!

October 23:  Kenneth Jiang, piano

Fort Wayne pianist Kenneth Jiang will astonish with his performance of his own transcription of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto (in Bb minor) for solo piano. Please note that this recital will be about 45 minutes long, to allow for a complete performance of the concerto.


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).