Music for Mission


“When times get hard, we need a whole lot of what it is that reminds us of who we are.” – Wynton Marsalis, Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Both the arts and charitable giving are powerful reminders of who we are as children of God. Music for Mission is a unique series that offers concerts given to the community by outstanding musical artists while raising money and awareness for local and regional mission organizations.  At each concert, the partnering mission organization makes a presentation to the audience about its work, and an offering is collected. 100% of the offerings received at the concerts is given to the partnering mission organization.

Music for Mission is an outreach of the Discipleship Commission of the Session of First Presbyterian Church.

2017-2018 Concert Season – Click Here for Brochure

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Attacca String Quartet
Benefitting:  Central Music Academy – provides free private music lessons in all areas for at risk youth.

This concert is being presented in conjunction with the Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert
Held at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 533 E Main St
Benefitting:  GleanKYGleanKY – gathers and redistributes excess fresh fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

This concert is being presented in conjunction with Soulful Space.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
American Spiritual Ensemble
Benefitting: Kentucky Refugee Ministries – provides resettlement services to refugees in order to promote successful integration into our community. Tickets $5.  Click here to purchase.

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Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Kentucky Bach Choir
Benefitting: Greenhouse 17– nurtures lives harmed by intimate partner abuse.

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Tickets are not required for entry.* However, tickets do guarantee seating. Doors open to ticket holders 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the concert. Those not holding tickets are seated 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each concert.
Free parking for concerts is available on Mill Street across from the church.

*Excluding the American Spiritual Ensemble Concert on January 22.

For more information or to become a series patron, please contact:

Marlon Hurst
Director of Music and Arts
First Presbyterian Church
171 Market Street
Lexington, Kentucky
859.252.1919 ext. 110