The First Fine Arts Series is a venture that is dedicated to the idea that art is a gift from God, and that it should be cultivated and celebrated among the people. Concerts throughout the Series will bring together the community and the church to enjoy the gift of music. The spirit of bringing people together is in keeping with our purpose. Enjoy the music, and feel free to stay a while.

First Fine Arts Advent Series
(All concerts begin at noon, lunch available afterwards for $5.00)


Tuesday, December 5
12:00 pm • Unity Hall








Tuesday, December 12
12:00 pm • Unity Hall

Castle Brass is a brass quintet made up top tier performers and educators in the Central Texas area. The members include musicians from top military bands, professors of leading universities and performers that regularly work with symphony orchestras across the United States. The group is a newly formed chamber ensemble, however many of it’s members have worked with each other for several years and share the goal of arts education outreach and furthering brass chamber music in our community.


featuring soprano Angela Malek and mezzo-soprano Crystal Jarrell Johnson
Tuesday, December 19
12:00 pm • Unity Hall

Having performed individually as opera and concert soloists over the years, Angela and Crystal have always truly preferred collaboration. In 2009 they became acquainted with each other's work when they won the George Cortez Award for Classical Singing in consecutive years. They appeared together for the first time as soloists for the San Antonio Choral Society Fiftieth Anniversary celebration in 2015. Imagining that their lyric, warm colors might work well together, they decided to spend this past summer (2017) reading through classical duets for a potential recital. In the Fall of this year they sang for several directors and now have over 15 performances planned this season in San Antonio! Using superbly crafted duets from Monteverdi to Mozart and beyond, their duet repertoire spans from early 17th century sacred motets to art song to opera.