2016-17 Recital Series

At NoonTuesdays in April, July and October
Half-hour recital with a light lunch following

April 11. Johnstown Christian School Bell Choir, directed by Kristen Lloyd

  April 18.  Kim Rauch, organ

April 25. Kayla Uveges, voice,
                     accompanied by Harriett  Miller

Greater Johnstown High School Jazz Band

 Recent Recitals

October 2016                                                                               

Averyin. Celtic folk songs by Smitty and Deese.



Hsin-Jou Lee gave a spectacular recital, including her own highly dramatic  composition based on "Gabriel's Song," on our 3,000-pipe Skinner organ.

Frank Wozniak presented songs of the last century in a fictional history of pop music in New York City.

Andrea Berresford Mulligan, clarinet, with Bryan Lohr at the piano, presented five bagatelles by Gerald Finzi, whom Bryan described as one of the most under-rated composers of our time.

July 2016

                                                                                        Some photos by Cathy Rohde
Larry Faust/Satrycon, Dr. Christine Clewell, Barry Poglein and Sam Coco, and Andrea Blough and Harriett Miller; Pastor Lynne applauds kitchen volunteers


April 2016

Henry Wong Doe, KoKo (Sam Coco), Chloe Wieczorek, Matthew Beckman


October 2015


Mt. Aloysius students, Jean Reavel and Harriett Miller, Susan Pearce, Vox Nova, Patrick Romano, Dr. Wilbert Boerstler and guests of the Romanos, George Fattman.

June 2015

Music Director Frank Wozniak wowed the audience with a one-man vaudeville show

      Piano recital by Parag Dharbhamulla

An enthusiastic audience greeted the return of soprano Kayla Uveges, accompanied by Matthew Beckman, Beth Pile and Patricia Hofscher

D'Verse: Deese, Smitty and Bobfunkel

                   March 2015 Recitals

Ben Easler and Richland High School string ensemble; pianist Henry Davis; Bishop McCort students, teachers; Dr. Christine Clewell of IUP; strings players; Jessica Schulte and Anastasia Hall.


Among the many volunteers for the recital series are those who help with the lunch that follows each program. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on recital Tuesdays. To help, just come to the kitchen.
Questions? Ask Greer Koeller.












  The First Lutheran recital series receives
state arts funding support through a grant from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded
by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National
Endowment of the Arts, a federal agency.

Fred Yanity (top right), representing Sen. Wayne Langerholc,
introduced the Greater Johnstown High School Jazz Band,
directed by Eric Pfeil (left).

The recital series is regularly
supported by:

* The Carolyn Walker Music Fund
* Contributors at lunch after each recital

Community Foundation's Role
Over the past several years the
Community Foundation for the
Alleghenies has contributed $20,000
toward rebuilding the 3,000-pipe
Skinner organ.

The recital series is promoted

Members of the Tuesday Noon Recital Task Force
George Fattman
Pastor Wagner
Greer Koeller
Harriett Miller
Barbra Pingatore
Howard Bennett
Anastazia Hall
Dr. Wilbert Boerstler
Rosemary Pawlowski
Jean Reavel