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home : community : featured events July 23, 2017

10/2/2013 12:54:00 PM
FESTIVA Arts Series to feature Organist, Robert P. Glick

The FESTIVA arts series of Greenwood First Presbyterian Church welcomes our own organist, Robert P. Glick, on Sunday, October 13, at 4:00 PM. Mr. Glick will present a free concert titled “Bach to Nature.” Mr. Glick is a favorite FESTIVA performer, and his concerts are consistently played to a full house.


In a clever play on words, the concert will feature mighty music by Johann Sebastian Bach (whose name means “brook” in German), including Prelude and Fugue in G Major, Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now, Pastorale, and Sheep May Safely Graze. The concert will also include music inspired by nature, including three movements from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, The Grasshopper’s Wedding by Bela Bartok, Music for the Birds: Pastorale and Aviary by Myron Roberts, An Old Irish Air: The Little Red Lark by Joseph Clokey, The Hen by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Harmonies du Soir (Evening Harmonies) by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Dawn by Cyril Jenkins.

TICKETS: Free Concert

In addition to being Conductor and Artistic Director of the Greenwood Festival Chorale since 2012, Robert P. Glick is a semi-retired Professor of Church Music and Organ at Erskine College and Theological Seminary. He has taught at Erskine since 1988. He also serves as Organist and Teaching Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, SC. Previously, he was full-time Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, S.C. and at Advent Lutheran Church, Reading, PA.

A native of Lebanon, PA., he graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA in 1973 with a B.S. degree in Music Education, majoring in Organ. He holds the Master of Sacred Music degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he studied with Robert Anderson, Lloyd Pfautsch, and Jane Marshall. He also holds the Master of Divinity degree from Erskine Theological Seminary and is an honorably retired minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA.

Mr. Glick is active as a teacher and recitalist, music workshop leader, and consultant for numerous churches and denominations. He has been featured on National Public Radio's Pipedreams program. He has composed and arranged music for both organ and choir which has been published by Augsburg, Belwin Mills, Hope, Paraclete, and Warner Brothers Publishing Companies and has written a book, With All Thy Mind: Worship That Honors the Way God Made Us, published in 2006 by The Alban Institute.


The FESTIVA arts series is funded in part by a grant from the Greenwood County Community Foundation.

Contact: Amy Fennell, Director of Music by Phone: 864-229-5814, Email: amy@firstpresgwdsc.org

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