Arts at First Presbyterian Church Clarks Summit

The Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series began in 2001 as an opportunity for church members to invite their friends and neighbors to quality artistic events. Over the years the series has featured professional choirs such as the Lyric Consort and Robert Dale Chorale, Simple Gifts folk duo, violinist Sophie Till, pianist Ron Stabinsky, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, Presbybop Jazz Quartet, organist Mark Laubach, and many others.

All concerts are held at First Presbyterian Church, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit.  Concerts are open to the public and are free of charge, but a free-will offering is taken to help defray the costs of the event.

We thank all of our volunteers and supporters

Without your help, the Arts program would not be possible

2017-18 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series

The Hickory Project

April 29 - 4:00 pm


By popular demand, we celebrate the return of the Hickory Project, NEPA’s top bluegrass band, which performed on the series in 2014. The band plays hard-driving traditional and original Band-with-titleacoustic music steeped in bluegrass, Celtic, swing, and jazz. Band members include National Mandolin Champion Anthony Hannigan, David Cavage, Steve Belcher, Jillian Hannigan, Josh Sudigala, and Ed Lick. Don’t miss this amazing group!



The 2017-18 Arts Series calendar:

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:00 pm -- Brenda Leach, organ and Katie Morell, Clarinet
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 4:00 pm -- All-church recital, featuring the choirs of the First Presbyterian Church and friends.
  • Friday thru Sunday, February 16 - 18, 2018--  Ice Festival activities, including the "Pennsylvania's Busiest Magician" on Saturday, the annual art show, and the ever-popular Chili Cafe.
  • Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:00 pm -- My Spanish Heart: The Jazz of Chick Corea Bill Carter and Mark Woodyatt
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:00 pm -- Bluegrass with the Hickory Project



The series is supported in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The season is also generously supported by a Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Grant, a program of Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni, and Laureen A. Cummings, and by private contributions.  We thank them for their support.  There is no admission charge for these events, but free-will offerings are generally taken. For more information, call the church office at 570-586-6306, or check out our brochure.


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students from Erin Malloy Vocal Studio doing Broadway tunes and other popular music 

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