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Musical Offerings Series

September 24 @ 3:00 pm


First & Calvary Presbyterian Church announced the return of the Musical Offerings Series for the 2023-24 Season. This chamber music series features local and international artists performing free concerts in the Sanctuary and North Atrium of First & Calvary.

Opera superstar (and Ozarks native) Michael Spyres will join his wife, the renowned coloratura soprano Tara Stafford-
Spyres, in giving the opening recital on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Accompanied by Dr. Jim Davidson on First & Calvary’s 61-rank sanctuary pipe organ, the program will feature sacred works for voice and organ from the realms of opera, oratorio, and art song. Subsequent series concerts will include choirs, instrumental soloists, ensembles, and an organ recitalist co-sponsored by the Missouri State University Department of Music and the Springfield Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

“As a congregation that expressly values the beauty of the arts, we present these chamber music performances free of
charge as our gift to the community. I am extremely grateful to the artists who have agreed to share their gi’s in this
way,” says Dr. Jim Davidson, First & Calvary’s Advisory Director of Music, Principal Organist, and Curator of the series.
To reserve free Dckets to the opening recital and to learn more about the Musical Offerings Series, please

About the Musical Offerings Series: Originally founded in 1997, the Musical Offerings Series is an outreach of the Music Ministry of First and Calvary Presbyterian Church. The series returns for the 2023-24 season, presenting eight concerts of chamber music free of charge to the community in First & Calvary’s Sanctuary and North Atrium. Visit for a full listing of concerts and recitals for the 2023-24 Season.

About First & Calvary Presbyterian Church: First & Calvary is a loving church family of all generations that’s been worshipping in the heart of Springfield since 1845. Our mission is to labor alongside our Father as He draws people to Jesus & grows them as disciples. We value:
• Everyday conversations & historic confessions
• Serving others & campus hospitality
• The life of the mind & the beauty of the arts
You can learn more about First & Calvary at:

Contact: Dr. Jim Davidson, Musical Offerings Series Curator:; 417-576-1296, mobile


September 24
3:00 pm
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Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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