Five Fridays

Five Fridays April 2016: Project Fusion, Saxophone Quartet (photo credit Stephen Clowery)

The Five Fridays concert series was launched in 2011 as a mission project of Music at St. Paul’s. Its twin goals are to bring discerning audiences into the beautiful sanctuary of St. Paul’s to enjoy excellent chamber music, and to distribute concert proceeds to two local beneficiary organizations that serve our hungry and homeless neighbors in NW Philadelphia.

The series has steadily grown in attendance, and concerts have featured a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Typically they take place on the intimate setting of the labyrinth, last 60-90 minutes, and are followed by a reception to greet the artists. Proceeds of the series are forwarded each year to Face to Face Germantown and Family Promise of Philadelphia (formerly known as Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network).

Five Fridays would not be possible without financial support from our generous sponsors, whose contributions offset the cost of putting on the concerts. We are eager to welcome new sponsors for the upcoming season!  A list of our sponsors and information about how to become a Business or Individual Sponsor is below.

Announcing the 2022-23 Season

October 14, 2022 at 7:30pm

Chrystal E. Williams, soprano, with Andrew Hauze, piano
Program details and online ticket link

November 4, 2022 at 7:30pm

Rachel O’Brien, harp, with Andrew Kotylo, organ
Program details and online ticket link.

February 17, 2023 at 7:30pm

John Bullard, classical banjo, with Markus Compton, piano
Program details and online ticket link

March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm

Julietta Curenton, flute; Jordan Dodson, guitar
Program details and online ticket link

April 28, 2023 at 7:30pm

Yu Ting Chen, violin; Clancy Newman, cello; Natalie Zhu, piano
Program details and online ticket link


$30 General Admission, $5 Students

Tickets will be available at the door, but you are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online and follow ‘Music at St. Paul’s’ on Eventbrite.  In the event of cancellation of any concert, you will be eligible to receive a refund.

Seeking Sponsors

Generous business and individual sponsors underwrite the expenses of presenting the series each season, thus increasing the net concert proceeds that are passed on to our two beneficiaries, Face to Face Germantown and Family Promise of Philadelphia (formerly known as Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network). Sponsorship is available at different levels; benefits include complimentary tickets to concerts, listing on this page and in program booklets, and advertising space for business sponsors.

If you would like to add your name to the list, please review the following document Information for Five Fridays Sponsors to learn more about Five Fridays and how to become an Individual or Business Sponsor. Application can be made online or by mail.


Five Fridays Individual Sponsorship Form:    ONLINE  |  DOWNLOAD PDF

Five Fridays Business Sponsorship Form:       ONLINE  |  DOWNLOAD PDF

Your donation will be formally acknowledged and will be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law as a gift to a 501(c)(3) organization.

We are deeply grateful to our Sponsors of the 2022-23 season of Five Fridays, listed below.


Beyer Studio, Inc.  |   Glenmede Trust Co.   |   Kouvenda Media  |  The Ambler Theater
The Hiway Theater  |  Univest  |  Chestnut Hill Hotel  |  Market at the Fareway
Next Level Financial Advisors  |   Fred H. Straub, Jeweler  |  Our Mother of Consolation Parish
Our Mother of Consolation School  |  Dental Arts of Chestnut Hill
Allison Romig Catering  |  Susan Schindler
Fiore Studio of Classical Singing  |  Chestnut Hill Music Academy
The Stagecrafters Theater  |  The Restaurants of Chestnut Hill


Stephen and Cynthia Clowery  |  Jeanette Cord  |  Wm. Stewart Graham
Charles W. Head Jr. and John Faggotti  |  John and Barbie Kimberly
Lorraine and Mike Knudson  |  Richard and Diane Kolb   |  Wendy Munyon  
Tom and Jody O’Rourke | Arabella and James Pope  |  Tamara Smith and Thomas Callis