First Fridays

First Fridays is a free concert series offered on the first Friday of every month at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee. Concerts begin at 5 p.m., and last approximately one hour, with light refreshments served post-concert.

About First Fridays

On the first Friday of every month, the community is invited to attend First Fridays, a free concert series open to Grace members and the public. This concert series spotlights various Milwaukee groups and performers, and past performances have included APERI ANIMAM, Chant Claire, Natalie Ford, Riso Quartet, and Camerata Milwaukee.

Concerts begin at 5 p.m., and last approximately an hour, with light refreshments being served afterwards.
Concerts are free, however donations are accepted. Proceeds go to supporting the artists and concert series.

Want to learn more?
If you would like information on next month's concert, scroll below to see the remainder of this year's line up.
Otherwise, contact Julie Schoenrock at jschoenrock@gracedowntown.org.

Cecilia Davis
Friday, June 7, 2019

Cecilia Davis is a local Milwaukee artist, and has performed multiple times at the Skylight Music Theatre. Most recently, Davis performed in Skylight Music Theatre's production of CARMINA BURANA. Her program includes Debussy's "Ariettes oubliées," Handel arias, and selections by Bizet, Bernstein, and other American composers.

Davis will be accompanied by pianist Maggie Rebers.

Time: Friday, June 7, 2019 5 p.m.

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Liebeslieder Waltzes, Fri. Aug. 2

Enjoy Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65. These songs are about love and feature a wide variety of emotions from various angles.

Featuring:
Saira Frank, soprano
Kristen DiNinno, mezz-soprano
Tim Rebers, tenor
Thomas Weis, bass
James Nowack, piano
Maggie Rebers, piano

More details, along with artist bios, can be found HERE.

Time: Friday, Aug., 2, 2019

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

North Coast Winds, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

First Fridays, presents North Coast Winds, a woodwind quintet, on Friday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Featuring Olivia Dobbs (flute), Ali Frana (clarinet), Rachel Vohnoutka (oboe), Julie Steinbach Lovas (horn), and Jon Lovas (saxophone).

Concerts last about an hour, with light refreshments following the performance. Donations happily accepted.

Read more about the artists HERE.

Time: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

APERI ANIMAM
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Florestan Duo
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Silver Rose Duo
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

New Milwaukee Consort, Fri., Mar. 6

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Mar. 6, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

 

Chant Claire
Fri., Apr. 3, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, Apr. 3, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

TBA
Friday, May 1, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, May 1, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

Matthew & Janna Ernst Fri., June 5

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, June 5, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

No Concert
Fri., July 3, 2020

Program and performer information to come! Stay tuned!

Time: Friday, July 3, 2020

Place: Grace Lutheran Church
1209 N. Broadway, Milwaukee