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.

Friday, April 12 2019 7pm: Solemn Stations of the Cross featuring the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Prince of Peace Catholic Church; 1209 Brushy Creek Road; Taylors.

Saturday-Sunday April 20-21 2019: Mozart Missa Brevis, K 194 at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning Easter Masses. Prince of Peace Catholic Church; 1209 Brushy Creek Road; Taylors.

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:

Monday, April 1 2019: La Maïtrise de Reims Childrens Choir and Chicora Voices, Prince of Peace Catholic Church; 1209 Brushy Creek Road; Taylors. $10 advance, $15 at the door.

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza. For teenage pianists (ages 13-18), 9:30-3 at First Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg. The cost to attend is $10. Contact Brennan Szafron.

Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17, 2019: Dan Miller workshop and dedicatory Rodgers recital. Saturday workshop 9am-noon; Sunday concert 4pm. Surfside UMC, Surfside Beach, SC.

Tuesday, Feburary 12, 2019, 8pm: Chenault Duo recital, Hartness Organ Series, Daniel Memorial Chapel, Furman University.

Choral (Sonata à Deux) (1992)
Gaston Litaize
(1909-1991)
Eclogue (1991)
Richard Shephard
(b. 1949)
Allegro for Organ Duet (1993)
Philip Moore
(b. 1943)
The Emerald Isle (1994)
Charles Callahan
(b. 1951)
Shenandoah (1993)
Nicholas White
(b. 1967)
Phantom of the Opera Medley (2012)
Andrew Lloyd Weber
(b. 1948)
(arr. Chenault)
A Fancy for Two to Play (1987)
Gerre Hancock
(1934-2012)
Variations on 'Veni Creator Spiritus' (2007)
David Briggs
(b. 1962)

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.