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.



2022-2023 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series




The 2022 - 2023 Arts Series calendar :

  • October 16, 2022, 4:00 pm - The Arcadia Chorale
    Stream the concert. View the printed program.
  • November 6, 2022, 4:00 pm - Chamber Music - featuring the Beverley Trio with Tom Heinze on oboe, Gayle Morgan Klaber on cello, and Dr. Harold Levin on viola in a program of Bach, Haydn, Stravinsky, and others. Stream the concert. View the printed program.
  • November 20, 2022 - All church recital, featuring the musicians and friends of the First Presbyterian Church. Stream the concert. View the printed program.
  • January 8, 2023 - Chamber Music with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society.
  • January 27 - 29, 2023 - The Clarks Summit Festival of Ice  -learn more-
  • March 5, 2023, 4:00 pm - Songs old and new, featuring local vocalists in a program of art songs, arias, spirituals, show tunes and other types of vocal music.  View the live stream.  View the printed program.
  • April 15, 2023, 7:00 pm - Considering Matthew Shepard, by Craig Hella Johnson, with the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Bloomsburg University Choir*. -Learn more-
  • April 30, 2023 - Big Band music featuring, of course, a traditional big band

Past concerts are available on the Arts Series YouTube channel.

View the Arts Series brochure -here-


   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 administered by NEIU-19, 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 programs of Lackawanna County Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debbie Domenick, Esq., and Chris Chermak; the members and staff  of the First Presbyterian Church; and by individual contributions. 

   *The Bloomsburg University Choirs are generously supported by funding from the Community Government Association.


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.

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