Magnificent Mozart Opens Third@First Season

Published : Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 1:23 PM

First United Methodist Church in Pasadena will open its Third@First concert series with a free program entitled “Magnificent Mozart” on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. The series coordinator, Junko Ueno Garrett, will perform as piano soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat. The program will also include the composer’s beloved Requiem, performed by the church’s Chancel Choir augmented by singers from several other area choirs. The Third@First orchestra will be conducted by Gregory Norton.

The vocal soloists for the Requiem are Amanda Mello, soprano; Cynthia Crass, alto; Matthew Miles, tenor and Elliot Levine, bass. Choirs participating include: First Congregational Church of Pasadena, First United Methodist Church of Glendale and Chorale Bel Canto of Whittier. The Requiem is performed in memory of Stephen Gothold, founder and director of Chorale Bel Canto, and Music Director at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena for 17 years.

First United Methodist Church is located at 500 E. Colorado Blvd, in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. Off-street parking is available behind the church and may be accessed from Green Street (a one-way street that runs east; access from Los Robles Avenue).

Now in its sixth season, the Third@First series offers free concerts on the third Saturday of each month. For more information about the series, visit

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