Concert Series
Second Presbyterian Church’s Concert Series offers the finest in sacred and culturally relevant musical experiences in a variety of styles that touch the heart, stir the soul, and inspire audiences to connect their love of the arts to their relationship with God.

2021/2022 Concert Series

Splendor of the Baroque

Live and livestreamed on YouTube 2ndPresLou!

Almost on the exact date it was canceled in 2020 when a state shutdown for Covid was announced, The Concert Series of Second Presbyterian Church will present Splendor of the Baroque — Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Second Presbyterian’s Sanctuary Choir, professional Octet, and 8 additional vocal professionals, and period-instrument chamber orchestra will perform gems of the Baroque period, conducted by Jim Rittenhouse. The concert will be in the church’s sanctuary as well as live-streamed on YouTube channel 2ndPresLou. Admission is free. A reception will follow.

The program will include a favorite motet of Bach, Komm, Jesu, komm along with Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen from his Christmas Oratorio and Sing Praises, Ye Faithful from Cantata 172. Also featured is the rarely performed Membra Jesu Nostri of Buxtehude for choral and instrumental ensemble; Henry Purcell’s Cold Aria from his opera King Arthur, performed by Cincinnati-based countertenor Nicholas Kelliher, who has just advanced in the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in the Philadelphia District. Solo selections from Purcell and Hildegard von Bingen will be performed by Second Presbyterian’s mezzo-soprano Laura Atkinson and Sarah Tubbesing Coleman. The ensemble will also present a series of instrumental gems for violins, viola, violoncello, theorbo, and Baroque portativ organ with Second Presbyterian’s Samuel Libra, and concertmaster Alice Culin-Ellison, violinist.

In Second’s continuing spotlight on mission partners, a freewill offering will be taken to support Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a nonprofit refugee resettlement organization working in Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky. Together as a community, we resettle refugees and welcome immigrants. Through KRM, you encourage hope, advocate for newcomers, and transform the lives of those seeking safety. See the donation button below.

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If you are interested in donating to the Concert Series, please press the button for online giving, or make checks payable to Second Presbyterian Church and mark on the memo line either “Concert Series”. You may place it in the offering plate, or send to the attention of Jim Rittenhouse at the church.

Past Events

Ken Cowan, Organist
2021-2022 Concert Series

Radiance of Two, February 21, 2021

Kaleidoscope, November 22, 2020

2019/20 Concert Series

The Chenaults World’s Premiere Duo Organists

Messiah by G.F. Handel. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 7:30pm

Dashon Burton - Bass/Baritone. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Paul Jacobs - Organist. Sunday, May 21, 2019

Brahms - A German Requiem. Sunday, March 10, 2019

Brahms Performance

Brahms Performance

Brahms Performance

Brahms Performance

The Stephen Lynerd Group

Hymnody of Earth

Restore Me To Liberty


Concert Series 02/11/18

Concert Series 02/11/18 Octet

Organized Rhythm Organ & Percussion Duo

Concert Series Photo

Concert Series Photo