35 West Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

P: 215.843.8811 - F: 215.844.8141

E: [email protected]

Service Time

Sundays 10:00-11:00am


Brahms 2018

Festival Concert

A German Requiem and Alto Rhapsody

This concert will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first performance of the complete work in Bremen Cathedral in 1868. The Requiem will be performed in English using the composer’s own arrangement for four-hand piano—often called “The London Version.” Also included on the concert program will be the Alto Rhapsody.


The Germantown Oratorio Choir welcomes singers in all sections (high school-adult) for this community-wide spring concert. There is no audition required, but the ability to read music, the talent to sing in tune and in time, and the commitment to be faithful to the rehearsal schedule are expected.

Oratorio Choir Rehearsal Schedule
Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. | Jan. 9-March 6

Oratorio Choir Dress Rehearsals
Tuesday, March 13 from 7:00-9 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information or to participate, e-mail [email protected] or call the church office at 215-843-8811.


We are seeking to raise $10,000 to offset the costs of this community outreach concert, which will feature professional soloists and instrumentalists. Please consider demonstrating your support in one of the categories listed below.

Sponsorship Gifts
$5,000 underwrites professional core singers.
$2,500 underwrites professional piano accompaniment.
$1,000 underwrites professional Internet livestream.

Leadership Gifts
$750 will provide radio and print advertisements.
$500 will provide a soloist or choral section leader.
$250 will provide a scholarship for one college choral scholar.

Friends of Music Gifts at the $100, $50, and $25 levels.

Your tax-deductible contribution will be put to work right away to ensure the success of our concert. When donating online using the link below, please include “Brahms” in the special instructions box.

Click here to print our contribution form and return your gift by mail.
Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church, memo: Brahms, and mailed to:

The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown
Music Opportunity Fund
35 W. Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144


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Click here to download our press release.

Click here to download our concert flyer.


The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. It is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected. Those unable to attend in person can participate from a distance via Internet livestream.

Click here to view the concert program. (Coming soon!)

Click here to watch the livestream. (Coming soon!)


Click here for map and directions. The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown is easily reached by SEPTA bus and regional rail service (Chestnut Hill East: Germantown Station; Chestnut Hill West: Chelten Ave. Station). Free parking is available on each side of the church building complex, on the street, and at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center one block away. The church building is ADA accessible.

Thank You!