Greenville, SC


Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Community Events

Below is a listing of nearby events which may be of interest to local organists. Please contact info@greenvilleago.org to contribute to the list.

Saturday, March 30, 2019: Young Organists Competition, Brainerd United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN. Deadline for entry is December 15.

June 9-12, 2019: AGO Southeastern Regional Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Every Thursday 8-9pm: On SC Public Radio, David Kiser hosts On the Keys.

Every Sunday 2pm: On WEPR 90.1 FM, Michael Barone hosts Pipedreams.


Historical events:

Sunday, February 2, 2019, 7:30pm: St. Olaf Choir Winter Tour concert at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville.

Thursday-Friday, January 24-25, 2019: Furman University Church Music Conference featuring Dr. Bruce Neswick, Canon for Cathedral Music at Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Portland, Oregon. To participate in singing Evensong, register by November 15 ($75).

Friday-Saturday, January 18-19, 2019: Central North Carolina Chapter SmOrgansBord 2019, featuring workshops and an opening concert by Dr. Carol Williams.

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7pm: Bach Christmas Oratorio by the SC Bach Choir and Soloists and NC Baroque Orchestra at Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College; 130 Memorial Drive; Spartanburg, SC 29303.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 12:10pm: Advent Organ Recital, War Memorial Chapel; Bob Jones University.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7pm: Bach Christmas Oratorio by the SC Bach Choir and Soloists and NC Baroque Orchestra at First Baptist Church; 847 Cleveland St; Greenville, SC 29601.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5pm: Lessons and Carols, Greenville ARP Church; 741 Cleveland St; Greenville, SC 29601.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30pm: Governor's School choral concert. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2310 Augusta St, Greenville. Music for the season and choral gems. Free. Program.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12:10pm: Advent Organ Recital, War Memorial Chapel; Bob Jones University.

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:30pm: Catie Moyer, organist, presents Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs, a Sacred Thanksgiving Concert, at Buncombe Street UMC; 200 Buncombe Street; Greenville SC 29601.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 12pm: Mass of Christ the King. Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors: Extraordinary Form Latin Mass celebrating the feast of Christ the King featuring Missa "O quam gloriosum" by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7:30pm: Spooktacular Organ Concert at Christ Church; 10 N Church Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Brennan Szafron. Free.

Sunday, October 28, 2018: Reformation Sunday at Trinity Lutheran, featuring the Capital City Brass quintet. 9am and 11:15am.

  • Prelude:
    • Es ist das heil ("Salvation Unto Us Has Come") - settings by J. S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude
    • Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (BWV 680) - J. S. Bach
    • Partita on "Nun freut euch" (Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice) by Kevin Hildebrand
  • Anthem: "Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan" (What God Ordains Is Good Indeed) (BWV 75) - J. S. Bach
  • Festival settings of hymns:
    • A Might Fortress
    • Now Thank We All Our God
    • Dear Christians, One and All Rejoice
    • Salvation unto Us Has Come
  • Postlude: Prelude in G Major (BWV 541) - J. S. Bach

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4pm: Fireworks for Organ and Orchestra at St. James Episcopal Church; 301 Piney Mountain Road; Greenville, SC 29609. Spartanburg organist, Brennan Szafron. Gary Malvern will offer a pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior.

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7pm: Fireworks for Organ and Orchestra at Episcopal Church of the Advent; 141 Advent Street; Spartanburg, SC 29302. Spartanburg organist, Brennan Szafron. Gary Malvern will offer a pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior.

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 2018: Organ Invitational, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Fritts organ.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 7pm: Philip Manwell in recital at First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg. The organ is an Aeolian-Skinner. "OTHER TIMES... OTHER PLACES" features music from Sweelinck, Handel, Walther, Bach, and others.