Penn Street Arts
About Penn Street Arts
First Presbyterian Church hosts several concerts annually through its music and arts series, Penn Street Arts, adding to the excellence of the music and arts in the Fort Worth Community. Come hear the sounds of our distinguished adult, youth, and children's ensembles, as well as local, regional, and international groups renowned for excellence. The series also strives to offer the sights of various performing and visual artists.
Penn Street Arts Concert Series 2019-2020
The Penn Street Arts Concert Series is returning for the 2019-2020 Season! Arranged by Ahreum Han Congdon, Director of Music at FPC, the series of concerts will again feature local and national/international organists and performers.
Here is a list of dates, events and performers:
Saturday, September 28, 6 p.m. - Voice 4 Peace Concert, featuring the University Singers of Southwestern Adventist University.
Saturday, October 19, 4 p.m. - Solo Organ Recital by Ahreum Han Congdon. Reception following at 5:30 p.m. on the West Concourse.
Friday, November 8, 7 p.m. - Chamber Recital featuring Kim's Quartet with Liz Sellers and a Flute Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano quintet. Reception before the concert at 6 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 7 p.m. - A Family Night of Silent Film and Organ Music. The film will be Peter Pan. Silent Film Accompaniment Organist, Peter Krasinski will share some entertaining music from his repertoire. Dinner before the film at 5:45 p.m. in the Great Hall. The dinner is free but reservations are required. This event is being co-sponsored by FPC and the Fort Worth American Guild of Organists. All age groups are welcome.
Advent Afternoon Organ Concerts - immediately following the Noon Advent services in the Sanctuary, on Wednesday, December 4, 11, and 18 at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served after each concert at 1 p.m.
Friday, December 19, 7 p.m. - A Christmas & Carols Concert featuring the Azle High School Choir, conducted by J. Brent McCartney.
January (date and time TBA) - David LaMotte, an award-winning songwriter, speaker, author, performer, and activist. David's style is contemporary jazz and folk music, with unusual lyrics and tunings.
Monday, February 3, 7 p.m. - Nordic Choir. The Nordic Choir is one of the premier collegiate choral ensembles in the United States. Sunday,
February 23, 3 p.m. - FPC Music Ensemble Concert. This concert features the Fellowship Adult Choir, the Chancel Choir, Youth Choirs, Youth Handbell Choir and much more!
Lent Afternoon Organ Concerts - immediately following the Noon Lent services in the Sanctuary, on Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served after each concert at 1 p.m.
Monday, April 20, 7 p.m. - Duo Organ Recital featuring European organists Simon Menges & Eun-Hye Lee. This concert is also co-sponsored by the Fort Worth American Guild of Organists. Reception before the concert at 6 p.m.
Finally, make a note that the next Penn Street Arts Festival will be held in the Spring of 2021. Date and time to be announced, but start planning your artwork now!
All concerts will be held in the FPC Sanctuary.
Childcare will be available for many of the evening concerts this season. Advanced reservations are required. You may contact Alyssa Martin to sign up at 817.335.1231or email at
Look for more details about each concert as the date approaches. You will receive email reminders, and flyers will be posted around the church building and printed in the bulletin.
The FPC Patricia Organ
First Presbyterian Church is lucky to have as a part of its music ministry a prestigious organ. Read about the Patricia Organ here.
If you have questions about the series or are interested in bringing your group to perform at FPC, please contact Ahreum Han Congdon, Music Director/Organist, at 817-335-1231.