UPCOMING EVENTS

An Evening with Darius Starks

Thursday, February 8th at 7:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Love is in the air! Just in time for Valetine’s Day, Patrons and Friends welcomes Saxophonist Darius Starks as he opens our Spring 2024 Concert Series! As one of the most sought after musicians in the southeast, Darius Starks is a professional saxophonist, delivering tranquil contemporary jazz to the music scene. A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Darius is a graduate of Newberry College where he studied Music and concentrated his studies in Jazz.

Join us for a night of mesmerizing and soulful jazz to start bring in the season of love! 

Patrons and Friends of the Arts, inc. donors* will receive complimentary tickets. Please contact David Turner at info@patronsandfriends.org to reserve your complimentary tickets.

General Admission | $25

*Complimentary tickets reserved for those donors of $100 or greater.

Palmetto Opera

Sunday, March 10th at 4:00PM 
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer and The Palmetto Opera will be joining together for a spectacular operatic performance in the historic and cavernous sanctuary of Ebenezer. The extraordinary setting will backdrop a spectacular performance of some of the finest musical voices and talent in the Palmetto State. Come and enjoy the music, the setting, and perhaps a nice glass of wine, with other aficionados or new fans for an experience you’ll never forget!

This concert is free and open to the public.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

A Celtic Christmas ft. Emmet Cahill

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 6:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Patrons and Friends of the Arts welcomes Emmet Cahill for a fifth Christmas concert, which packs the house year after year. Join us for a heart-warming Christmas experience. Recalling his many childhood Christmas memories from Ireland, musical highlights will include “Danny Boy,” “The Wexford Carol,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” and many more. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert with Ireland’s most exciting young tenor!

Patrons and Friends of the Arts, inc. donors* will receive complimentary tickets. Please contact David Turner at info@patronsandfriends.org to reserve your complimentary tickets.

*Complimentary tickets reserved for those donors of $100 or greater.

Palmetto Pipe & Drums
The Feast of St. Andrew

Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 6:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

As the weather turns chilly what better place to celebrate the season than in our courtyard under a massive live oak with crackling fires, hearty food, optional Scotch tastings and the signature sounds of the Palmetto Pipes and Drums. Come and join us as we celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew good and proper!

This concert is free and open to the public.

The Sandlapper Singers Presents: Earth Songs

Sunday, November 19, 2023 | 4:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, join us as we welcome The Sandlapper Singers! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Augusto Gil, this group is dedicated to celebrating American choral music and advancing the art of ensemble singing through performance, education, and outreach. 

Come along as The Sandlapper Singers explore the beauty of our planet and human interaction through captivating choral music. “Considering the care we give to the physical world, ourselves, and each other.”

This concert is free and open to the public.

Raleigh Ringers

Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 4:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Join us as we open our exciting 2023-24 season in our historic sanctuary with the Emmy nominated and internationally acclaimed handbell choir – The Raleigh Ringers! Dazzling audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music, including rock ‘n’ roll tunes, The Raleigh Ringers performs on one of the most extensive collections of bells and bell-like instruments owned by any handbell ensemble in the world! The current grand total is 35 octaves composed of 377 individual pieces of equipment creating contrasting moods and highlight melodic lines. A ring-ding opening you won’t want to miss!

Patrons and Friends of the Arts, inc. donors* will receive complimentary tickets. Please contact David Turner at info@patronsandfriends.org to reserve your complimentary tickets.

General Admission | $20

*Complimentary tickets reserved for those donors of $100 or greater.

Carolina Jazz Xperience

Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 4:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Formed in February 2022, the Carolina Jazz Xperience provides concerts throughout the Midlands. Their music consists of a combination of big band classics, and more recent songs, with a variety of different styles: swing, rock, Latin, funk, etc.

This concert is free and open to the public.

A Celtic Christmas ft. Emmet Cahill

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 7:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Patrons and Friends of the Arts welcomes Emmet Cahill for a fifth Christmas concert, which packs the house year after year. Join us for a heart-warming Christmas experience. Recalling his many childhood Christmas memories from Ireland, musical highlights will include “Danny Boy,” “The Wexford Carol,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” and many more. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert with Ireland’s most exciting young tenor!

Patrons and Friends of the Arts, inc. donors* will receive complimentary tickets. Please contact Kristin Lynch at info@patronsandfriends.org to reserve your complimentary tickets.

General Admission tickets with meet and greet | $75
General Admission tickets | $40

*Complimentary tickets reserved for those donors of $100 or greater.

Byrne & Kelly

Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 4:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

Patrons and Friends of the Arts, inc. donors* will receive complimentary tickets. Please contact Kristin Lynch at info@patronsandfriends.org to reserve your complimentary tickets.

General Admission tickets with meet and greet | $75
General Admission tickets | $40

*Complimentary tickets reserved for those donors of $100 or greater.

2nd Annual Polka, Pilsner, & Probst!
feat. Mountain Top Polka Band

Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 12:00-4:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Courtyard

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. will play host to one of the Southeast’s top polka bands, featuring delicious local German food provided by the Wurst Wagen and ice-cold brews from SmokedSince 2009, Mountain Top Polka Band has been celebrating German culture through music and dance. MTP started as a small group from a Lutheran church in western North Carolina providing Oktoberfest entertainment. The word quickly spread that the group played the German genre and the rest is history. Mountain Top Polka Band has had 16 members since its inception and in 2021 has six members: Hans (tuba, saxophone, alphorn, bass, cowbells), Lula (accordion, keys), Heather (lead vocal, accordion), Kevin (aux. percussion, guitar, cowbells), Nick (drums), and Adam (vocal, clarinet, cowbells).

The name “Mountain Top Polka Band” name became official in 2010 and has played in six states (NC, SC, TN, GA, VA, & TX) and numerous festivals, parties, restaurants, and Oktoberfest festivals. Band members dress in traditional German attire and take control of the audience by teaching polka dances and other crowd favorites guaranteed to get your feet moving.

This concert is free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for sale. 

The Charlestones

Sunday, June 5 | 4:00 P.M.
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Chapel

The Charlestones were formed in 2014 and have given nearly one hundred performances since then. We pride ourselves on singing a wide variety of styles, including Renaissance, barbershop, spirituals, sacred hymns, patriotic, country, Broadway, jazz, and pop, all 100% a cappella.

This concert is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

SC Bach

October 23, 2021
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

S.C. Bach, featuring Christopher Hutto, cello and David Rhyne, harpsichord. Program includes The Six Suites for Cello and Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba.

Polka, Pilsner, & Probst!
feat. Mountain Top Polka Band

Sunday, October 10, 2021 – 12:00-4:00PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church Courtyard

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. will play host to one of the Southeast’s top polka bands, featuring delicious local German food provided by the Wurst Wagen and ice-cold brews from SmokedSince 2009, Mountain Top Polka Band has been celebrating German culture through music and dance. MTP started as a small group from a Lutheran church in western North Carolina providing Oktoberfest entertainment. The word quickly spread that the group played the German genre and the rest is history. Mountain Top Polka Band has had 16 members since its inception and in 2021 has six members: Hans (tuba, saxophone, alphorn, bass, cowbells), Lula (accordion, keys), Heather (lead vocal, accordion), Kevin (aux. percussion, guitar, cowbells), Nick (drums), and Adam (vocal, clarinet, cowbells).

The name “Mountain Top Polka Band” name became official in 2010 and has played in six states (NC, SC, TN, GA, VA, & TX) and numerous festivals, parties, restaurants, and Oktoberfest festivals. Band members dress in traditional German attire and take control of the audience by teaching polka dances and other crowd favorites guaranteed to get your feet moving.

General admission is $5, and food and beverage will be available for sale. Tickets are available at the door, or online at the link below.

Byrne & Kelly

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

Matthew Dickerson – “The Dulcimer Guy”

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Matthew Dickerson is the 2012 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. For the past twelve years, Matthew has been delighting audiences with his sweet and cheerful style of playing the hammered dulcimer. His performances offer a delightful compilation of crowd favorites from traditional, to classical, to 100% original tunes. This concert is free and open to the public.

“Movie Music Magic” presented by the Sandlapper Singers

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Lights, camera, action! Patrons and Friends will welcome the Sandlapper Singers in concert. The 46-voice chamber ensemble, led by Artistic Director Dustin Ousley, will take the screen to the stage to perform classic hits from popular films, both old and new. Featured movie tunes include tracks from Titanic, The Greatest Showman, Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom MenaceRocky, The Lion King, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and more! General admission tickets are $10 and are on sale at sandlappersingers.org.

Britnee Siemon & Hungry Monks

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Brittnee Siemon and Hazel Ketchum of Columbia Baroque take their baroque instruments and join forces with The Monks to present a concert of wide ranging styles. This concert features lute, theorbo, guitars, electric guitar, violin, banjo and mandolin to create a fusion of  sounds from Bach to early music, Irish melodies, American dance tunes, spirituals and swing favorites. Dr. Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano is a versatile performer, teacher and scholar. She has performed internationally and serves on the faculty of Brevard College. Hazel Ketchum, soprano and lutenist is known for her performances and recordings in early music and folk/rock styles. Hazel also teaches at The Cooper School in Charleston and has been a guest lecturer and master class teacher at music programs throughout the United States. Together with a merry band of regional musicians including James Anderson on fiddle and Douglas James on guitar and theorbo they will dazzle their audience with lively music from every age.

This concert will take place under the oak in the courtyard at Ebenezer. We are thrilled to partner with Cottontown Brewery for an afternoon and evening of Baroque, Bach, and brew! The concert is free, but food and beverage are available for purchase.

Byrne and Kelly

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

What began as Celtic Thunder‘s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly. Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly combines genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound that has garnered comparisons to iconic folk-rock duos like Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

This concert is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest in Patrons and Friends of the Arts!

“An Acapella Christmas” ft. Furman University’s Bell Tower Boys

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Founded in 1996, The Bell Tower Boys are Furman University‘s leading student-run all male acapella ensemble. They tour regionally during the school year and assist with recruitment efforts of the University. We welcome them to Columbia to share their heart-warming Christmas concert featuring some of the classics with a modern twist! This festive performance is free and open to the public.

This event is free and open to the public!

“A Taste of the South” ft. Glen Ward

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Historic Chapel
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

Glen Ward’s wholesome humor involves hilariously accurate impersonations of well-known political and musical celebrities. He also entertains his audiences all across America with stories and life lessons from his experiences growing up in a minister’s home. His story of “Momma Powers” is a classic! Following the free performance, there will be a reception of southern small-bite favorites, provided by Sarah Simmons of Rise Bake Shop.

This event is free and open to the public!

Love is in the Air!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

“Love is In the Air” for Patrons and Friends of the Arts! Join us for an unforgettable evening of music dedicated to love. The evening will begin with a champagne warm-up at 6:00 PM in the reception room at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. At 6:30 PM, the concert will feature two of South Carolina’s premier vocalists, Paul Sewell and Suzanne Amaral in a heartwarming (and slightly hilarious!) concert of love songs, accompanied by David Turner. Following the concert, join us for a reception to meet and greet the artists and enjoy treats prepared by Sarah Simmons and Aaron Hoskins, owners of Rise Bake Shop.

This event is free and open to the public!

A Celtic Christmas

featuring Emmet Cahill
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer is thrilled to welcome award-winning Irish tenor, Emmet Cahill to downtown Columbia. He will present “A Celtic Christmas,” an unforgettable evening of seasonal songs and stories sure to get you in the festive spirit. Recalling his many childhood Christmas memories from Ireland, musical highlights will include “Danny Boy,” “The Wexford Carol,” “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” and many more.

Emmet is a Sony Music recording artist and is best known as a principal singer with the popular Irish music show, Celtic Thunder. His debut album reached #1 on Amazon, iTunes and the Billboard World Music charts and offers the very best of the traditional Irish repertoire. Don’t miss this unforgettable concert with Ireland’s most exciting young tenor!

PLEASE NOTE: Online pre-sales for this concert have ended. Tickets are $20 each and will be available at the door beginning at 6:00pm on December 18, while supplies last.
Photo credit: SC Now

SC Bach Society presents Gabriel Smallwood

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

A native of Florence, SC, Gabriel is currently a student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (University for Music and Theater), Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, Germany. In addition to regular concerts in Germany and the United States, Gabriel has also performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Italy.

These concerts are given under the sponsorship of S.C. Bach and will feature youthful keyboard music by the organization’s namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach. The highlight of the program is the premiere of the complete Suite in F minor BWV 823, whose missing movements were composed by Gabriel Smallwood. The program will last an hour including a small intermission.

Gabriel will perform the entire program on the harpsichord, an instrument which had its heyday in the Baroque era and is the predecessor to the piano. It was the common household keyboard instrument known to composers such as Handel and Bach, as well as early Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. The instrument used for this recital is a double-manual Kingston harpsichord on loan from Furman University in Greenville, SC.

A brief pre-concert talk will be offered 30 minutes prior to each concert.

This event is free and open to the public, and presented in memory of Pat Wertz.

The Georgia Boy Choir

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer, Inc. kicks off its 2017-2018 season with The Georgia Boy Choir, which was founded in 2009 under the leadership of David White. Serving over 100 boys in a five-tier music education system, the Georgia Boy Choir strives to achieve the highest possible standard of musical excellence, while instilling in its members a life-long appreciation of music, a keen sense of respect for themselves and others, and the self-discipline necessary to become effective leaders in their families, their communities, and the world. The Choir tours internationally and domestically every year.

This performance is FREE and open to the public. No tickets needed. First come, first served seating.