Feeding the Soul of the City

The Feeding the Soul of the City concert series provides the community with half-hour lunchtime concerts that feature a variety of musical styles, predominantly classical, jazz, and folk/Celtic.  They are held in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary and offer a pleasant and casual respite from the work and school day with music performed in a beautiful setting.

The concerts are free and open to the pubic.  Light refreshments are served for free.  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 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.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.  

2019-2020 Concert Schedule

Sept. 24       AnDro (Celtic/folk/world music)

Oct. 22         Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie-Woogie Kid (boogie-woogie/jazz piano)

Nov. 26        Lee Murdock—“The Christmas Ship” concert (folk guitar and vocals)

Dec. 8          Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys – Festival of Lessons and Carols (Sun. 5 p.m.)

Dec. 17         Peter Kurdziel – “Christmas at the Organ” (organist)

Feb. 25         Grand Valley Faculty Brass Quintet (classical)

Mar. 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)