Lunch ‘n Listen

Lunch ‘n Listen

First Evangelical Lutheran is home to the Lunch ‘n Listen Music Series, which began in 1979 under the leadership of Dr. Hermann Wolff and continues under the direction of Carol Richert and Susan Russell. This series of monthly noontime free concerts brings hundreds of people into our church to enjoy the talents of regional professional musicians as well as the beauty of our church sanctuary.

All concerts being on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for “brown baggers”. During the concerts, parking is free between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the municipal lot across the street, with a reusable permit available in the church lobby. Handicapped parking is available on Catherine St. which runs along the west side of the church.


Click for an article by the Poughkeepsie Journal on our Lunch ‘n Listen series.

Below is the 2018-2019 schedule of performances.

Oct 3, 2018Fall Piano ParadeStudent Artists
Nov 7, 2018Amelia Seyssel and Maria Rivera White, with Marla RathbunArt Songs
Dec 5, 2018James FitzwilliamSeasonal Organ selections
Jan 9, 2019Golden Age SingersSongs from yesteryear
Feb 6, 2019Ariana BarkeshliClassical piano
Mar 6, 2019Hyde Park Chamber EnsembleClassical music
Apr 3, 2019Marta Elena KnappSoprano
May 1, 2019Kevin and Carol Becker with Rich KeyesFolk music
Jun 5, 2019Helen Avakian and Terry ChamplinClassic guitar stylings