Christ in the Arts

citaFirst Presbyterian Church is excited to add an additional music program to our ministry!  In 2015, Michael Davis, FPC Music Director wanted to share our amazing sanctuary (and beautiful music venue) with others in the community outside our immediate congregation and provide high quality musical performances free to the public.  Michael is also the Assistant Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and is surrounded by talented musicians both inside and outside our congregation. Thus Christ in the Arts was born.  Our next concert is a fundraiser on October 20th featuring a bluegrass band to earn money to support our winter Pipe Organ concert and spring concert.

Michael Davis, First Presbyterian Church Music Director, Assistant Artistic Director Indianapolis Symphonic Choir








Our Fall event is a Bluegrass concert featuring entertainment by The Bluegrass Roundabouts with Joe Davidson (banjo), Esther Myers (bass), John Myers (guitar) and Michael Davis on dobro. We’ll also be treated with a four-course gourmet dinner prepared by chef Mike Williams.  Tickets are $35 per person or $250 for a table of 8.  All proceeds go to fund future Christ in the Arts concerts.  Come join us for an evening of fun entertainment with a little “Hee Haw” thrown in for good measure.  Tickets are available after worship or by calling the church office at 317-773-2383 or by emailing Anne Kenley at 


Some info about Christ in the Arts previous programs:

  • Vivaldi’s Gloria in May 2015 was the first Christ in the Arts performance and in November 2016, Gabriel Faure’s Op 48 Requiem was performed. The FPC Chancel choir, Christ in the Arts Festival orchestra and featured soloists have been a part of both performances.
  • On February 26, 2017  and January 28, 2018 Pipe Organ concerts
  • May 2017 brought  southern gospel to FPC with His Design Quartet along with another art exhibit.  November 2017 was a celebration of Black American gospel music featuring vocalist June Rochelle, a twenty voice gospel choir and Dr. Leonard Scott’s gospel band.
  • Spring 2018 was our first grand piano concert featuring Michael Davis, Chris Wagner, Aaron Kemp and the FPC choir.

If you are interested in supporting the Christ in the Arts program with your financial gift, please mail a check to First Presbyterian Church, 1207 Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.  Be sure to mark your donation “Christ in the Arts”.  Thank you for considering donating to this music ministry!