Summer Sings 2017

05.31.17 | News | by Stan Wicks | by Katie Englund, Cultural Events Commitee

    Join us for the annual First Church's “Summer Sings” series will kick off on Wednesday, June 21 with Stan Wicks conducting Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat at 7 PM in the Music Center.

    Based on the popular Messiah sing-alongs, these four Wednesday evening summer sings represent an opportunity for community singers to learn a new work, sing an old favorite, practice your sight-reading or work with a special conductor.

    There is no preparation for these “sings”; just come and enjoy! Four distinguished musicians will lead the summer sings; dress is casual and listeners are welcome.

    To participate: the cost is $15 per sing ($50 for a “season ticket” for all four) which includes a loaner score and refreshments. Students and listeners are free.

    Registration will take place beginning at 6:15 PM in the sanctuary narthex adjacent to the music center. Note the registration on June 21 is moved to Trotter Chapel.

    Singers will rehearse from 7:00-8:15 PM, take a refreshment break and then present the evening’s musical work “in concert”.

    All are invited. For further information, contact Katie Englund at

    Summer Sings 2017

    Wednesday, June 21, 7 PM
    VIVALDI: Gloria & Magnificat
    Dr. Stan Wicks, conductor (Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of San Diego; Director of the Masterwork Chorale)

    Wednesday, July 5, 7 PM
    HAYDN: Lord Nelson Mass
    Dr. Keith Pedersen, conductor (Professor of Music, Point Loma Nazarene University; Director of Choral Ministries, La Jolla Presbyterian Church)

    Wednesday, July 19, 7 PM
    MENDELSSOHN: Psalm 42
    Dr. Emilie Amrein, conductor (Assistant Professor of Choral Studies, University of San Diego; Director of Music Ministries, San Dieguito United Methodist Church)

    Wednesday, August 2, 7 PM
    Haydn: The Creation
    Dr. William Hatcher, conductor (Former Director of Music Ministries, San Dieguito United Methodist Church; Professor of Music Emeritus, University of Iowa)

    For more information contact Dr. Stan Wicks, First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 619-297-4366, ext. 135 or email: Katie Englund at