First Friday Concert Series

Saint Paul UMC celebrates local musicians and artists on the first Friday of the month with concerts and displays. These concerts are FREE and open to the public. There is an optional light lunch served before and after the performance (11:30-12 and 1-1:30) for $5 per person. 

All performances will be in the sanctuary at Saint Paul UMC (1144 M Street). Stop by over your lunch break and help us support local talent!

Worship Arts Highlights

Saint Paul Choir and guest musicians present “Christmas at Saint Paul”, featuring Elaine Hagenberg’s Illuminare.
 
The Saint Paul Choir, under the direction of Paul Robinson, provides musical leadership at Saint Paul’s weekly services and performs several concerts throughout the season. 
 
Our instrumental ensemble includes:
  • Nadia Maudhoo, violin
  • Ben Jacobsen, violin
  • Lucy Collins, violin
  • Dameer Gustafson, violin
  • Mee-Hwa Roch, viola
  • Grace Down, viola
  • Martha Robinson, cello
  • Alec Doyle, cello
  • Andrew Voggesser, bass
  • Bob Snider, percussion
  • Kevin Kroon, percussion
  • Kaleb Wilkening, piano/organ

About Our Musicians

Paul Robinson

Director of Music and Worship Arts

Paul is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City (vocal performance). Following his graduation, he took a six-year detour managing health clubs in Southern California and running a personal training studio in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri before being drawn back to his musical roots. During his time in St. Louis, he frequently performed with the St. Louis Symphony, the Bach Society of St. Louis and Union Avenue Opera.

Kaleb Wilkening

Assistant Director of Music

Kaleb graduated from University of Nebraska – Lincoln in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance. He plans to continue his education at UNL with a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance. Kaleb also works as an accompanist for Lincoln Northwest High School, teaches private piano lessons, and of course, plays at Saint Paul for Sunday morning service, as well as the new Saint Paul @ FIVE evening service.