UPCOMING EVENTS

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. 

 

“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.

 

A Celtic Christmas

featuring Emmet Cahill
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00pm
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Patrons and Friends of the Arts at Ebenezer is thrilled to welcome back 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!

General Admission tickets are $30 each.

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.

 

ColaJazz ft. Mark Rapp and ColaJazz Brass 

Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1301 Richland St., Columbia, SC 29201

ColaJazz’s mission is to support and grow jazz in and around Columbia through events, education, recordings, advocacy and providinga resource for all things jazz. ColaJazz founder and distinguished trumpeter, Mark Rapp, will be featured on this concert, which will take place under the oak in the courtyard at Ebenezer. The concert is free, but New Orleans style food and beverage fare will be available for purchase.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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.