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.



2021 - 2022 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series




The 2021-2022 Arts Series calendar :

  •  October 17, 2021, 4:00 pm - Music of Consolation - Lyric Consort and Presbybop Quintet.   Watch the concert. View the printed program
  •  November 14, 2021 - Chamber Music- featuring a trio of Marywood University music faculty members. Pianist Rick Hoffenberg, clarinetist Katie Morell, and cellist Christiane Appenheimer Vaida return to the church to offer a program of Brahms and Frühling.  Watch the concert. View the printed program
  • January 16, 2022 - Postponed to February 6 Music for Midwinter - Clasical and chamber music with Nate Worrell, Mike Carbone, and Bill Carter. Watch the concert.  View the printed program.
  • March 20, 2022 - Merchants of Groove- blues band for Lent led by Paul Lyon. Watch the concert.  View the printed program.
  • April 24, 2022 - All-church concert
  • May 20, 2022 - Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society- jazz ensemble based out of the Philadelphia area led by pianist, trumpeter, and vocalist, Drew Nugent

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. 


* Supported by a COVID-19 Creative Community Grant, a program of Lackawanna County with additional support from Presbybop.



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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