Fine Arts Event Schedule

SWU presents Fall Fine Arts Series

Southern Wesleyan University’s Fine Arts Division will present a variety of fall events on the Central campus. Unless otherwise noted, events are free of charge, no ticket required, and open to the public. All events, unless otherwise noted, are held in Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center. For details, call 864-644-5408. Download a PDF of the Fine Arts Calendar.

 

Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. | SWU Wind Ensemble

The SWU Wind Ensemble will present an evening of music featuring two works by acclaimed composer John Mackey, as well as contemporary works by American composer Jared Spears on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Rhythmic energy and soothing melodies will abound, as well as some “good ol’” marches and light selections! The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. | Tom Trenney, Organist

Concert organist Tom Trenney will wow the audience with his technical and improvisational skills on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The first half of the program will feature some of the great standards of organ repertoire along with several powerful hymn arrangements. After intermission, the mood will lighten as Trenney improvises the score for the famous silent film “One Week,” featuring Buster Keaton.

Trenney has been featured as performer and teacher at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts and the Calvin Institute of Worship. His critically-acclaimed recordings, Organa Americana (Pro Organo) and Organ Ovations and Improvisations (Raven), have been featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreams and public radio’s With Heart and Voice.

The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. | SWU Jazz Ensemble

The SWU Jazz Ensemble is back in concert on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. This year’s new collection of SWU “jazzers” looks to be strong, exciting, and sure to give the audience plenty of toe-tapping tunes. Including a female vocalist and the exciting solos of sax instructor Bruce Caldwell, the group will present a wide variety of jazz and blues as well as some disco, funk, and Latin selections. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. | SWU Concert Choir “A Fall Showcase”

The SWU Concert Choir will present “A Fall Showcase” on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The choir, one of the largest in SWU’s history, will have a busy semester touring local schools, singing at choral festivals and giving numerous single performances. The concert is an opportunity for the students to share what God has done in their lives. The repertoire will include a wide range of music from all over the world done with energy and power. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. | Upstate Intercollegiate Choral Invitational Festival

The SWU Concert Choir, along with choirs from several colleges from the surrounding area, will present their finest music on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It is always an exhilarating time to hear these exciting choirs do what they do best. If you love choral music and enjoy the variety of many styles and personalities, you’ll want to be here. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m. | Music Majors Formal Recital

Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Formal Recital on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m. | Music Majors Honors Recital

Selected Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Honors Recital on Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.

 

Dec. 5, 7 p.m. | Lessons and Carols

Southern Wesleyan University’s departments of Music and Spiritual Life combine to present the celebration of Christ’s birth through scripture and song on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. The event is part of Southern Wesleyan University’s annual Fine Arts Series at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is free. For details, call (864) 644-5408.