Concerts with a Cause brings prominent musicians to our community.  EWM-2499-vega-quartet-sjcwc-2013-nov-03

Generous donors allow us to offer the concert series free of charge.  At each concert, we collect a “love offering” – not for the performers – but for a local service organization.

Christianity has always been associated with great works of art and beauty, expressing the inexpressible and transcending the earthbound.  It is our prayer that these concerts will help you find God here.  As we gather, we also hope to benefit service organizations which are doing good work for the Kingdom of God in our community. Since its beginning in 2003, Concerts with a Cause has donated $200,478.38 to 53 organizations.


A professionally-staffed nursery is provided at each concert.    A reception follows most concerts in our Fellowship Hall, excluding evening concerts such as Christmas Eve.

Concerts With a Cause Series 2018-19 (PDF)

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Concerts with a Cause 2018-19 Series Line-up

September 9          Ken Cowan, concert organist          3:00pm

Cowan’s performance was stunning. [His] playing displayed …passion and fire in this virtuosic performance…”

-The American Organist (Los Angeles performance for AGO National)

The cause: The Hale Foundation

November 11       Nathan Medley, countertenor           3:00 pm

with Sarah Zaslaw, host of Nightcap and The ASO on GPB

“…a soaring, stratospheric countertenor that resounded with heart-wrenching clarity.”

– Omaha World Herald

Mr. Medley will perform with Peter Marshall, pianist and harpsichordist.

The cause: The Jessye Norman School

December 24    Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols     10:30 pm

The Saint John Choirs and orchestra

The cause: The United Methodist Children’s Home

January 18           Millikin University Choir         7:30 pm

This nationally prominent choir, under the direction of Brad Holmes, has sung by invitation at six national and regional conferences of The American Choral Directors Association. Also appearing on this concert: The Davidson Chorale, Phillip Streetman, director

The cause: A Place to Dream

March 10          Take 3          3:00 pm

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, this genre-bending trio, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma.

Lindsay Deutsch, violin       Susan Boettger, piano       Lila Yang, cello

The cause: The Lydia Project

A bonus concert, not a part of the CWC season:

Sunday, February 3      The St. Olaf Choir       3:00 pm    

Hear the world-famous St. Olaf Choir, under the direction of Anton Armstrong.

Tickets are required for this concert.

Visit the St. Olaf site to purchase tickets: Click on St Olaf winter Tour 2019.

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