We are pleased to share with you our 2019-2020 Music and Fine Arts Season.

We hope you will consider becoming a Patron or a Sponsor. As a Patron, with your tax-deductible gift of $50, you will receive your name in programs, reserved seating for the Voctave concert (ticket purchase required) and the Fanfares and Flourishes concert (ticket purchase required). As a Sponsor, with your tax-deductible gift of $100, you will receive all Patron benefits and a special invitation to attend a pre-concert reception before the Voctave concert (ticket purchase required) and the Fanfares and Flourishes concert (ticket purchase required). To learn more, contact Karen Buie (kbuie@firstumc.org or 863-687-9856) Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Voctave on Saturday, January 18 at 7pm in the Sanctuary: Back by popular demand, this talented group of a cappella singers all have professional roots in Orlando-area theme park entertainment and world-wide reputations. Their musical range does not stop there. The group performs everything from gospel music and musical theatre to contemporary Christian and barbershop. The voices that bring their artistic arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Members of Voctave have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. For more information about Voctave, visit voctave.com.

Dinner Theatre and Silent Auction - Death by Dessert on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Center: Written by Nathan Hartswick, Produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers and Presented by the Ringers & Singers. It’s dinnertime and you are invited to a meal so good it’s to die for! In New York’s little Italy, the Donnaducce family and the Duccedonni family have been feuding for a generation while operating two competing Italian restaurants that share a common wall. When the building’s landlord is suddenly murdered, everyone becomes a suspect – from the old-world Italian grandmother to the chefs and the bumbling wait staff. Whodunit? This delightful and delectable comedic mystery will have you wondering until the very end.

Fanfares and Flourishes featuring Organist Matthew H. Corl, AAGO with the Clarion Brass Quintet on Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm in the Sanctuary: The fabulous Clarion Brass Quintet joins amazing organist Matthew Corl, an Associate of the American Guild of Organists, for a festive evening of music for organ and brass including Flourishes by Carlyle Sharpe and Eugene Gigout’s thunderous Grand Choeur Dialogue. These talented professional musicians have performed together for many years, and this excellent performance will blow you away! Tickets ($5/each) are available exclusively online - to purchase tickets, click here.

Kids PRAISE Children's Choir Musical - The Lost Boy: Young Jesus in the Temple on Wednesday, May 6 at 6pm  in the Sanctuary: Written by Allen Pote and Tom Long, The Lost Boy tells the story of Luke 2:39-52. Mary and Joseph lose track of twelve-year-old Jesus for three days and when they finally find him he is sitting in his “Father’s house,” demonstrating with his questions a great understanding of God. Within the musical is a reassuringly human message: even parents chosen by God can lose a child and even a perfect child can give his parents anxiety. This message presented by our Kids PRAISE Children’s Choir is sure to comfort anyone who has ever been a parent or a child as well as those who have misplaced Jesus for a while.

Ringers & Singers Tour Concert on Sunday, May 31 at 7pm in the Sanctuary: Ringing two six-octave sets of Whitechapel handbells plus five octaves of Malmark ChoirChime instruments, the Ringers & Singers combine the arts of ringing and singing in a marvelous presentation. This talented group has traveled all over the world sharing God’s love through music throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the United States. Performing a variety of different musical styles, they will present music from their upcoming concert tour.