About Us – Concerts @ First

About Us


Located at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta in the heart of Midtown right next to the Woodruff Arts Center, Concerts @ First presents between 15 to 20 concerts per season with local, national, and international world-class musicians.
Since 2018, we have enjoyed a vibrant collaboration with Challenge-the-Stats, Georgia’s premiere organization empowering BIPOC artists who use music as a tool for social justice both inside and outside of the concert hall.
Let yourself be transformed through outstanding performances by artists of all backgrounds and heritages!


Our stunning sanctuary is “a venue where the larger-than-life figures that dominate the Atlanta classical scene can come together for an intimate performance without the trappings of monolithic concert halls and sprawling seating arrangements” (ArtsAtl).
As almost all of our concerts are livestreamed, you can enjoy them live or anytime at your convenience from the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world.
Let yourself be inspired through the sounds of both familiar and new tunes in a superior acoustical space!

Concerts @ First’s mission is to excite and grow audiences through outstanding music performed by passionate and diverse artists.


Since 1989, Concerts @ First (formerly Musica Sacra) has presented the finest soloists and ensembles, including Chopin prizewinner Charles Richard-Hamelin, the American String Quartet, organist Thierry Escaich, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, harpist Angelica Hairston, cellist Zuill Bailey, the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, the Atlanta Chamber Players, and the Vega Quartet.
Let yourself be lifted up by our tradition of more than three decades of great music – join us for our next concert, the best is yet to come!

Atlanta’s chamber music scene turned virtual for much of the year [2021], and found a new headquarters at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. The chamber format offers unique opportunities for experimentation and conceptual planning. One such outstanding example was the October 29 “Battle of the Keys,” a set of duo performances with Julie Coucheron on piano and Jens Korndörfer on organ. The afternoon was fun, enthusiastic and lighthearted. Yet, the elegant simplicity of it all was moving. It was a testament to the transformative power of minimalism in a field dominated by sprawling complexity.

Jordan Owen
“The afternoon was fun, enthusiastic and lighthearted. Yet, the elegant simplicity of it all was moving.”

Support Concerts @ First

We are excited to present our 34th season to the Atlanta Community, which is made possible only through the generosity of music lovers like you. Making a gift online is fast, easy, and secure. Simply click on the button below if you would like to support us.