The Feeding the Soul of the City concert series offers half-hour lunchtime concerts that feature a variety of musical styles, predominantly classical, jazz, and folk/Celtic. They are held in the historic and beautiful St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Muskegon. The concerts are free and open to the public and light refreshments are provided. One can also bring a lunch to enjoy before or during the concert. A few minutes of prayer are held in the church shortly before the performance. The concert series runs from September through early June (excluding January). All performances are held from 12:15pm to 12:45pm once a month on a Tuesday. The annual “Festival of Lessons and Carols” is held on a Sunday evening in December.
Feeding the Soul of the City concerts began in February 2001 as a memorial to local musician John Robert Welsh. They continue today as a donor-supported concert series. For more information about the concert series or to make a donation, please contact St. Paul’s at (231) 722-2112.
2019-2020 Concert Schedule:
September 24 AnDro (Celtic/folk/world music)
October 22 Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie-Woogie Kid (boogie-woogie/jazz piano)
November 26 Lee Murdock—“The Christmas Ship” concert (folk guitar and vocals)
December 8 Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys – Festival of Lessons and Carols (Sunday, 5:00pm)
December 17 Peter Kurdziel – “Christmas at the Organ” (organist)
Februbary 25 Grand Valley Faculty Brass Quintet (classical)
March 24 Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet (classical)
April 14 Gregory Maytan, violin (classical)
May 26 Quintessence, woodwind quintet (classical)
June 9 Denise Newell, mezzo soprano, and Caron Farmer, piano (classical)