Artist Series

Music a la Mode! - August 25

Join us on Sunday, August 25th for an Ice Cream Social!  We’ll begin at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and enjoy an afternoon of great treats and great entertainment.  We’ll be treated to music from John Couillard and his band “Vintage Rocket”. Vintage Rocket is a 4-piece cover band which has played in the Valley for many years. They play classic rock, alternative, R&B, and some original songs.  Check the group’s Facebook page, and join us for an afternoon of Music a la Mode!


Joel Raney

November 2 & 3


Internationally Recognized Composer and Pianist Joel Raney will present a solo piano concert.  The concert is offered in celebration of Dr. Mark Ramsey's 25th year as Director of Music Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Mesa.  A freewill donation of $10 will be received at the door.  



Join the Sanctuary Choir, Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir, Organ, Piano,

and Guest Conductor Joel Raney

In the Premiere of "One Faith, One Hope, One Love"

Commissioned for the Anniversary Celebration!


Joel Raney (b. 1956) started playing the piano sometime between learning to walk and learning to read. His love for gospel music began in a rural Baptist church in Alabama and it continues to strongly influence his music. After completing his degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Northern Alabama, he went on to earn a Masters in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. As the guiding creative force at Hope Publishing, he has hundreds of titles in print. Besides his composing and arranging, Joel is a sought-after music clinician, choral conductor, and piano soloist. When not on the road, Joel is Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church in Oak Park, IL. He lives in the Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park with his wife Susie.


Music Sunday: "O Come, All Ye Faithful"

Sunday, December 22

9:00 a.m.


Celebrate Christmas Sunday at  FPC with Soloists, Vocal Choirs, Bell Choirs, Signing Choir, Piano, Organ, Praise Band, and Congregational Carols!

Join HolyGrounds at 11:00 for a high-energy Christmas Celebration, featuring the HolyGrounds Band!


Christmas Eve at FPC

Monday, December 24

5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Candlelight Communion Services of Lessons and Carols.   The Sanctuary will be adorned with festive lights and greenery.  Worship at 5:30 will be led by our FPC children, featuring the Pure Praise Singers.  Worship at 8:30 will include Choirs and Organ and will feature our women's ensemble.


24th Annual Production!

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin' in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin' in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.  Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

About the Artist Series

The 2019-20 Artist Series features outstanding artists made possible by the generous contributions of our Patrons. Please consider helping to underwrite the concerts by making a tax-deductible donation to our Artist Series. 

Become a Patron of the Arts!

Artist Series concert fees range from $300 - $2,000. If you would like to contribute financially, checks should be made payable to "First Presbyterian Church," with memo notation "Artist Series" and sent to: Mark Ramsey, First Presbyterian Church, 161 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ, 85201-6794. Concert Donors will be listed in future concert programs or, if requested, will remain anonymous. For more information on our Artist Series, please contact the Music Office, (480) 964-8606, Ext. 103. 

Artist Series Patrons

Fermata ($1,000 & Up)

Bob & Joy S.

Graham & Barbara W.

Whole Note ($500 - $999)

Half Note ($200 - $499)
Dick & Carole B.
Jim & Laura B.

Dick K.

Steve & Gail W.

Quarter Note ($100 - $199)  

Ann H.
Dennis & Darlene S.
Jeff & Jen S.
Paul & Gail S.

Eighth Note ($50 - $99)
Jon L.

Sixteenth Note ($25 - $49)

Carol A.

Gana M. & Monte N.

Dick & Sharon S.

Allan S.