Honoring the Past, Respecting the Present, Championing the Future
Vesper Concerts began on September 25, 1988, with one concert to dedicate the newly-installed Hutching-McFarland-Beaudry organ at Presbyterian Church of the Cross. A program of chamber music in what would become the Organ Vesper Series, then Vesper Concerts in 2011, was played by a group of Omaha musicians named for the occasion, The Organ+Plus Chamber Players. In the thirty years that followed, Vesper Concerts has showcased local, national, and international talent, including nearly 200 concerts by hundreds of performers and many ensembles, both large and small.
Chamber Music is making a big comeback in America, as audiences look to make a personal connection with both musicians and their music and seek smaller venues for concerts. Vesper Concerts looks forward to presenting multi-disciplinary and diverse chamber music ensembles, offering new compositions, and making a connection to the Omaha community and beyond through music education and outreach. We look forward to the next thirty years.