Each year since 2001, First Presbyterian Church has hosted a series of high-quality cultural arts performances and presentations that are offered to the community free of charge. This series was originally called Sundays@Four, and it was the brainchild of Dr. Charles T. Gaines, then Minister of Music, and Robert P. Glick, Organist. The name FESTIVA was adopted in 2010 to expand the concept beyond events taking place specifically at 4:00 on Sundays. Childcare for preschool children is provided in the church’s nurseries, and a reception follows each event to afford guests the opportunity to visit with the artists in a relaxed setting. The FESTIVA arts series is funded by donations from individuals and grants from organizations that support the arts, such as the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Greenwood County Community Foundation, and the Greenwood Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.


Three on a String | Oct. 16, 4 p.m.

First Pres. Sanctuary | Free & Open to Public

Three on a String brings bluegrass, country, and folk music, as well as a lot of fun to the stage!

Jerry Ryan, Bobby Horton, and Brad Ryan bring stunning talent to their audiences;

you won’t want to miss this great combination of music and humor.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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Three on a String | 4 p.m.

Three on a String brings bluegrass, country, and folk music, as well as a lot of fun to the stage! Jerry
Ryan, Bobby Horton, and Brad Ryan bring stunning talent to their audiences; you won’t want to miss
this great combination of music and humor.

Nov. 6

McLeod Pipers | 4 p.m. 

Brothers McLeod, David and Michael, began performing in 2014. Both have been members of bands including Palmetto Pipes and Drums of Columbia, SC, Upstate United of Clemson, SC, and The Atlanta Pipe Band. They perform events such as weddings, Burns’ dinners, Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan services, parades and veterans’ services, and debutante balls. Most notably, they have performed at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games since 2015.

Jan. 29

Lander Dept. of Music | 6 p.m. 

Lander University Department of Music presents performances by its finest students in this Honors Recital. We are proud to support emerging vocalists and instrumentalists from various academic fields. These exceptional artists will enchant you with their energy and skill.

Feb.
26

Keyboard Extravaganza | 4 p.m. 

Tim Walters, First Presbyterian Church organist, and Pyerce L. Oates bring us a dazzling performance on the organ and piano that spans the Gospel, Jazz, and Classical genres. Come experience the spirited exuberance of these versatile artists!


WAYS TO SUPPORT FESTIVA

The Music Committee of First Presbyterian Church serves as the Steering Committee for the FESTIVA arts series. Since its inception, FESTIVA has presented choral concerts, organ concerts, orchestral concerts, dance troupes, dramatic presentations, and comedians.


Would you consider becoming a season sponsor?

FESTIVA is a series of cultural arts events offered to the community free of charge.  This series was founded in 2001 and is funded by donations from individuals and grants from organizations that support the arts.  We invite you to continue your patronage or to become a new friend of FESTIVA.  

Gifts received will be acknowledged in the next program. Thank you for your consideration.