The Friends of the Arts of MoCity First is pleased to present our 2016-2017 concert series very soon. As in past seasons, all concerts are FREE. Make sure to invite your friends, families and neighbors. You can be sure there's something on the program to delight everyone! Soon, you'll also be able to download the brochure listing each performance here.


We are thrilled to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of our home, MoCity1st. Friends of the Arts has been a vital part of the community enrichment and evangelical outreach of MoCity1st. We can think of no better reason to celebrate with an amazing season than to be part of the year-long celebration with MoCity!


Schedule

The Jig is Up!

Celtic Flare

November 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Chapel of the Resurrection

The Jig Is Up! returns to our series in 2016. This amazing group combines fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar and vocals for a vibrant rendition of the energetic traditional dance music and songs of Ireland. The band, based in Houston, formed when each of the members realized that they share the same love of Irish traditional music and the same mindset and ideas about how the music is best presented. The band’s goal is to perform the music in a lively and creative manner while remaining true to the ancient Irish tradition. Whether playing flute tunes from Sligo and Roscommon, fiddle tunes from Clare, or polkas and slides from southwest Ireland, the energy generated by The Jig is Up! will be sure to set your feet tapping.


Story Book Road

Country Band and Dance

November 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Fellowship Hall

After years of requests, FOA finally secures a country and western dance band. Story Book Road is a compilation of seasoned musicians whose sole purpose is to provide their fans and listeners with country music that will make them want to cut a rug on the dance floor. And, that’s exactly what we want you do. This four-piece classic country band places strong emphasis on beautifully mastered three-part harmony. Come ready to dance and enjoy classic country hits from Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Hank Williams and others.


Painting with a Twist! 

It’s Fun Art, Not Fine Art!

January 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Fellowship Hall

Have you always wanted to give painting a try? For a change of pace, try Painting with a Twist® painting session, which will be held in our Fellowship Hall! Invite your friends, sip your favorite coffee and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore. Parents and children are invited to take part in this great, fun new addition to our series. NOTE: Cost for registration is $25 and space is limited. To signup, click HERE.


The Chapel Singers

More and More

February 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Chapel of the Resurrection

Last season, the Chapel Singers presented some of their best music and anthems. Nothing less will do this time, too. This group of outstanding volunteer singers group brings their own fun and classic stylings back to the Chapel. Don’t miss this great choral event.


The Brass Ensemble of Houston

From Russia with Valves

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Chapel of the Resurrection

As member of the River Oaks Chamber Ensemble, the Brass Ensemble of Houston is one of the premier brass groups in the Houston area. In their first appearance in Missouri City, the RBQ (ROCO Brass Quintet) will explore some early chamber music for brass from composers active in St. Petersburg who were inspired by the string quartet tradition.


The Fort Bend Boys Choir of Texas

Abroad

May 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Sanctuary

The young musicians of the Fort Bend Boys Choir return to our series for a Spring event of epic proportions. Under the direction of Artistic Director William Adams, the concert will feature music that the boys will sing while on a tour of Switzerland.


Mark Valenti

Meet the Music

June 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Chapel of the Resurrection

FOA welcomes for the first time pianist Mark Valenti. Formerly Professor of Music at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Xavier University in Chicago and the Loire Valley Music Institute in France, Mr. Valenti currently teaches at his studio in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Valenti has performed many recitals and has also done extensive work in the Jazz field including performances with Gregory Hines.


Missouri City’s Got Talent

Come Watch The Action!

July 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Sanctuary

Are you a fan of the TV show America’s Got Talent? There is no telling what kind of talent you might see on any given night. Join local celebrity judges as we count down ten of the most fun acts in the greater Houston area. Interested in being a contestant? Look for information about signing up and our $500 first-place prize!