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(link sends e-mail), 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.




Piper Jones Band

Featuring EJ Jones and Frances Cunningham



Seipp/Sheets Duo

The Seipp/Sheets Trumpet & Organ Duo is unlike any ensemble performing today. Custom musical arrangements of virtuoso, beautiful, entertaining, hu-morous and patriotic selections enhance the exquisite blend of their instru-ments. Coupled visually with specialized videos, Seipp and Sheets craft a unique and engaging concert experience for all ages, creating an extraordi-nary connection with their audiences.



Lander Department of Music
Honors Recital

The Lander University Department of Music presents performanc-es by its finest student musicians. The event will feature solo in-strumentalists and vocalists as well as chamber ensembles such as the Student Brass Quintet and Jazz Combo. We are proud to showcase emerging young artists in what will be a varied and en-tertaining concert performance.




In their annual celebration of music by American composers, Green-wood’s own community chorale presents works by Moses Hogan, Z. Randall Stroop, Alan Menken, and Mack Wilberg. Under the direc-tion of Mr. Steven Skinner, the chorale presents diverse concerts to the community throughout the year.
For auditions, contact steve@firstgreenwood.com.


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?
Begun in 2001 as Sundays@Four, FESTIVA is a series of cultural arts events offered to the community free of charge.  This series 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.