Music Ministry - Events Archive
Archived Music Ministry Events
St. Matthew Passion, J. S. Bach
With Bryon Grohman, Sumner Thompson, and Christina Pier
Performed by the Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir, and Members of the Youth Chorus and Junior Choir
April 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Jackson Hall
St. Mattthew Passion Concert Program
J. A. C. Redford's Homing
March 24 at 7:00 PM in Jackson Hall
Organ Recital: Bryan Anderson
January 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Anderson Recital Program
Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Messiah (Part 1), G. F. Handel
Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 4:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Children's Choirs and Youth Chorus Christmas Service
Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Chamber Choir and String Orchestra
Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Christmas Eve Services
December 24, 2016, at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
The USC Christmas Concert
Friday, December 2, 2016, at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
Organ Recital: Lenora Jeffcoat and William H. Bates
Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Jeffcoat and Bates Recital Program
Student Spotlight Recital
Aaron Cates, tenor; Courtney Trent, soprano; Luke Fang, piano; Emily Stumpf, flute
Friday, October 21, 2016, at 7:00 PM in Jackson Hall
Student Spotlight Recital Program
Violin and Organ Recital: Julie and Thomas Russell
Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Russell Recital Program
Youth Chorus & Children’s Choirs Annual Spring Program
Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Jackson Hall
Benjamin Britten's "Noye’s Fludde"
The First Presbyterian Church's Children’s Choirs, Youth Chorus, and the Suzuki Strings at USC tell the story of Noah’s Flood in Britten’s fully staged musical drama, directed by Ellen Schlaefer.
Read the cover article for First Things about this production>
Free concert Friday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
J. A. C. Redford's "Martyrdom of Polycarp" by the USC Concert Choir
Under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt, the University of South Carolina Concert Choir presents J.A.C. Redford’s oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, originally co-commissioned by First Presbyterian Church and the USC Choral Department in 2003. Soloists Jacob Will, bass, and Andrew Stuckey, baritone, will be performing.
In addition, at 6:30 p.m., in the Smith Chapel, Dr. Mark Ross and J.A.C. Redford will host a pre-concert discussion on Polycarp and the writing of this music.
Free concert Friday, April 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary
"A Recital for Ron" Organ Recital: Lenora Jeffcoat
Presented in memory of Ron Miller, who served as our organist for nearly 45 years, this recital features works that were some of Mr. Miller's personal favorites, including compositions of J.S. Bach and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Concert Program
Free concert Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Bass Trombone Recital: Jonathan Warburton
Internationally renowned bass trombonist Jonathan Warburton and pianist Matthew Ganong present a program including the world premier of three new compositions. Concert Program
Free concert Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Spring Schedules 2015
Service Music for Morning Worship Spring 2015 Service Music for Evening Worship Spring 2015
Youth Chorus Worship Schedule Spring 2015 Brass Ensemble Schedule Spring 2015
Worship Ensemble Schedule Spring 2015 Chancel Choir Schedule Spring 2015
Primary and Junior Choirs Schedule Spring 2015
Hoagies and Hymns with Andrew Di Iulio
Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 - 7:45 p.m. in Jackson Hall
A Moment of Hope Banquet at the Embassy Suites (Greystone)
200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Youth Chorus sang:
- The Beautiful Land
- Nearer, Still Nearer
- Become God’s Story
A Moment of Hope website
Clarinet Recital, Joe Eller
Joe Eller, professor of clarinet at the USC School of Music and member of First Presbyterian Church, is joined by faculty colleagues, pianist Lynn Kompass and violist Daniel Sweaney, as well as fellow church member, soprano Holly Cole, to present an evening of intimate chamber music. There is no cost for admission. An offering will be taken up for Westminster Seminary and Theological College, Kampala, Uganda. Recital Program
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Jackson Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Concert
Our Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir and professional orchestra, conducted by Daniel Cole, perform Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,”John Adams’ “Christian Zeal and Activity,” and “Tegel Passion” by N. Lincoln Hanks, a recently composed dramatic cantata set to words by German theologican and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This concert will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's execution. No Admission. A goodwill offering will be taken up for Westminster Theological College and Seminary in Uganda. Concert Program
Friday, April 3, 2015 in Jackson Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Mwangaza Children’s Choir Concert
The Mwangaza Experience brings authentic African cultural worship and dance from Africa. Every year 20 Ugandan children tour with Mwangaza with the hope of seeing lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Mwangaza Children’s Choir website
Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the Family Life Center at 7:00
Children's Choir Spring Concert
Cherub Choir, PrimaryChoir, Junior Choir, and Orff Ensemble will perform. Concert Program
Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at Laurel Crest Three Rivers Room
Organ Recital - Goodbye, old friend!
Lenora Jeffcoat - Sanctuary
Lenora Morrow Jeffcoat will retire our Cassavant console prior to our sanctuary summer renovation, playing the inspiring Fugue a ‘la Gigue by Bach and the Chorale in E Major by Cesar Franck, as well as unique arrangements of familiar favorite hymns such as “O God Beyond All Praising” and “In the Cross of Christ I Glory.” Recital Program
Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Jackson Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Annual Christmas Concert
Concert Choir from the University of South Carolina, School of Music
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Advent Services 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
“What You Need for Christmas Is…Preaching ”
Dr. D. Ralph Davis
The Worship Ensemble
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
A Storybook Christmas
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas
Music led by the Youth Chorus, the Junior Choir, the Primary Choir,
Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas
Music led by the Chancel Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Organ
Christmas Eve Services
Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Candlelight Lessons & Carols
What Child Is This?
Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas
This page was last updated December 27, 2016.