Friends of Music support the musical happenings of First Congregational Church (Saginaw, MI). Members are music enthusiasts from the congregation and/or community at large -- members are aficionados of the pipe organ, choral music, chamber music, and the like. The church, which dates to 1868, is acoustically superb. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has recognized excellence and eclecticism in its musical offerings since the 1800’s.
A friend of music at First Congregational Church is someone like you!
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 403 South Jefferson Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607
Audience members offered two standing ovations for the Equinox Celtic Band, which performed a Friends of Music concert
on March 3, 4:00 p.m., at historic First Congregational Church. Equinox has
played at dozens of music and cultural festivals throughout the region.
is made up of six multi-talented musicians: Ryan Fitzgerald, Leslie Gregory,
Jean Marie Learman, Dennis Lowe, Kathy Morris, and Vern Pococke. At the Celtic
core of the band are traditional pipes, fiddle, flute, whistles, and the
concertina. By adding guitars, the mandolin, and Middle Eastern and West
African percussion instruments, the band expands an ancient music to new
The ensemble was joined by collaborative artists
Malia Farley, Todd Farley, Adriel Ruben Pires Moraes, and Nicholas Roditcher.
Photos of the afternoon’s event are courtesy of Beverly