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!
October 2020 WOWS Schedule
All concerts at 12:15 pm
Limited audience seating | Live-streamed on Facebook | Available later on YouTube
October 7: William Sauerland, countertenor & Audrey Luna, soprano
PFW Director of Choral Studies William Sauerland and Miami University Professor of Voice Audrey Luna will delight with duets by Bach, Rossini and more! They will be accompanied by Geoffrey North.
October 14: Evan Gidley, saxophone
Fort Wayne native and IPFW grad Evan Gidley is back in town as the visiting professor of saxophone at PFW. He will perform an exciting recital of music for solo saxophone.
October 21: A440 Strings
Composed of members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the A440 Strings will entertain you with music for two violins and viola — together and individually.
October 28: Chance Trottman-Huiet, tuba
Though rarely heard as a solo instrument, the tuba is surprisingly expressive and agile. Fort Wayne Philharmonic principal tuba Chance Trottman-Huiet will perform music by Schumann, Gjeilo and more! He will be accompanied by Geoffrey North.
Due to public health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, our traditional Wednesdays on Wayne Street recitals will have audience seating limited to 60, with masks required. Reservations are required; RSVP by calling the church office at 422-4681. Additionally, the recitals will be live-streamed on the FWS Facebook page, and each recital will be uploaded to the FWS YouTube channel for later viewing.
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).