Musicians of the BPO to Perform Benefit Concert for Historic Preservation of Buffalo's Oldest Congregation, First Presbyterian Church
Published Thursday, August 25, 2011
The musicians of the Grammy-award winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering with Buffalo’s oldest congregation, First Presbyterian Church, to perform a benefit concert on Monday, September 26, 2011. Proceeds from the performance will benefit historic preservation efforts for First Presbyterian’s building, the E.B. Green-designed masterpiece located on Symphony Circle.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM. A silent auction and themed basket raffle will take place prior the concert with wine and hors d'oeuvres available. Guests may also tour the historic sanctuary. The concert will begin at 8:00 PM. Free parking will be available in the lots at church and Kleinhans Music Hall.
A donation of $30.00 per person for adults or $25.00 for students with ID and seniors 65 or older is suggested. Tickets may be secured in advance through the Kleinhans Box Office by calling (716) 885-5000 or at the door that evening.
Formed in 1812, First Presbyterian Church is celebrating its bicentennial during the next year with concerts such as this one, as well as historical lectures, and other gala functions. The congregation’s building features Tiffany-designed stained glass windows, two impressive pipe organs, and a 168-foot tall tower which stands as a beacon of hope on the west side of the city.