Arts Preview: MUSIC

AIKEN CONCERT BAND: (803) 649-1102,; membership available to anyone interested in music and having experience with a band instrument
Oct. 16:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, fall concert
Nov. 27:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, Christmas concert
March 19:
8 p.m., Etherredge Center, spring concert



AIKEN SYMPHONY GUILD: (803) 641-3305,; concerts feature Symphony Orchestra Augusta and are performed at the Etherredge Center, USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; season tickets $100 for three concerts or $40 for a single performance
Sept. 28:
Fall Classic – Jason Vieaux, guitarist
Dec. 15:
December Pops – Joe Gransden, vocalist
April 26:
Spring Classic – Pascal Godart, pianist


AUGUSTA CANAL MOONLIGHT MUSIC CRUISE: 1450 Greene St., (706) 823-0440,
Sept. 7:
Wayne Capps, guitar/mandolin/vocals, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 14:
Dr. Rob Foster, jazz, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 21:
Not Gaddy’s iDRUM2u, drum circle with audience participation, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28:
Rogern Enevoldsen, folk/pop/oldie, sing-alongs, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5:
Joyce Lynn & Khirstin, country, originals, alternative, 6 p.m.
Oct. 12:
Double D, ’60s and ’70s classics, 6 p.m.
Oct. 19:
The Henrys, Americana, semi-classical, bluegrass violin and guitar, 6 p.m.
Oct. 26:
Karen Gordon, jazz keyboard, vocals, 6 p.m.
Nov. 2:
TBA, 6 p.m.

AUGUSTA CHILDREN’S CHORALE: augustachildrens; (706) 826-4718 to purchase tickets
Nov. 1:
Trinity Hospital Tree Lighting Service, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8:
Just Desserts Concert, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10:
GHSU Service of Remembrance
Nov. 18:
St. John UMC Concerts for a Cause, 3 p.m.
Dec. 1:
Christmas Concert with Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans, 7 p.m.
April 23:
Spring Concert, First Baptist Church of Augusta Chapel, 4 p.m.


AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: (706) 826-4713,; season tickets $90 adults, $75 senior citizens, $35 students; individual tickets $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $10 students
Oct. 27:
Elegant Simplicity, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church
Dec. 15:
And On Earth, Peace, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church
March 29:
Ancient and Modern, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
May 23:
Hymns for the Fallen, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center


AUGUSTA CHORALE: (706) 836-9426,; (706) 830-0991 for tickets and group rates; Dr. Phyllis W. Anderson, artistic director
Through Sept. 17:
Auditions 7-9 p.m., by appointment only
Sept. 16:
Arts in the Heart of Augusta concert, 2-2:45 p.m.
Sept. 19:
Paine College Revival, 7 p.m., Paine College Chapel
Dec. 9:
Annual Christmas concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College
Jan. 7-8:
Auditions for 2012-2013 season, 6-8 p.m., by appointment only
May 5:
Annual Spring concert, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College
May 19:
Into the Community Worship Service, 10 a.m.


Dec. 4:
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10:
Holiday Concert, Augusta Museum of History, 7 :30 p.m.


AUGUSTA OPERA: (706) 364-9114,


COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY: Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Evans, singers invited to join; (706) 650-2311,
Dec. 7:
Bach to Broadway, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Evans


COLUMBIA COUNTY ORCHESTRA:; concerts are at 6 p.m. at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. (unless noted); $10, free for children, students, active/retired military and music educators
Sept. 22:
Masterworks I – Classics: Light & Heavy
Oct. 27:
Masterworks II – Musical Bridges I
Nov. 25:
Masterworks III – Handel’s Messiah, West Acres Baptist Church
Jan. 26:
Masterworks IV – Beethoven
March 16:
Masterworks V – Musical Bridges II
April 20:
Masterworks VI – Musical Bridges III
May 3:
Masterworks VII – Vocal/Choral Music With Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.


CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE:; concerts are presented at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.
Sept. 23:
Alice Parker, 3 p.m.
Nov. 18:
John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, 3 p.m.
Dec. 24:
Christmas Eve concert and Lessons and Carols, 10:30 p.m.
March 24:
A Collage of the Arts for Passion Week, 7 p.m.


COVENANT CONCERT SERIES: (706) 733-0513,; concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way
Sept. 7:
Paul Brantley, cellist
Nov. 1:
Colin Grant-Adams, singer and guitarist
Jan. 18:
Keith Gehle, guitarist
Feb. 15:
Laurent Boukobza, pianist
May 2013:
The Cecilia Ensemble


DECORUS, AUGUSTA’S PREMIERE YOUTH CHOIR: (706) 738-2546; showcases top high school vocalists
Sept. 9:
Sing Me to Heaven, 6 p.m., Wood­lawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way; free, ticket required


GARDEN CITY CHORUS:; men’s singing group; grandstand, barbershop and Acoemeti quartets
Sept. 8:
American Harmony, 7:30 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre


HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: (706) 790-9274,; all performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted) at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; performances $25 adults, $7 school-age children; master classes free
Sept. 8:
Master Class by Vega Quartet, 4:30 p.m., ASU Music Building Room B11
Sept. 9:
The Vega String Quartet, 3 p.m.
Oct. 7:
Alexander Schimpf, pianist, 3 p.m.
Oct. 8:
Master Class by Alexander Schimpf; time, location TBA
Nov. 9:
Nov. 10:
Master Class by members of Cantus; time, location TBA
Jan. 25:
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Feb. 22:
Miles Hoffman and The American Chamber Players
April 19:
The Millennium Brass



University Health Care System Pops! at the Bell: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15, $25, $40
Oct. 25:
The Four Tops
Dec. 14:
Holiday Pops!
Feb. 14:
Ronnie Milsap
March 8:
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles

Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; $10, $15, $20, $45
Sept. 29:
Evening of Festivities
Nov. 3:
Passion’s Voice
Jan. 19:
Love’s Farewell
Feb. 23:
Deliberately Beethoven
March 16:
Suite Spring
April 27:
Enduring Harmony

Bank of America Columbia County Music Series: Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $20
Jan. 12:
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Feb. 19:
The Perlman, Quint, Bailey Trio
March 9:
The Harlem Quartet

Beethoven Festival Concerts: $30 for all three concerts, four tickets $100
Feb. 23:
Deliberately Beethoven, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Augusta; $10, $15, $20, $45
Feb. 24:
Bits of Beethoven, 3 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; adult $10, child/student $5

Pops! Under the Stars: May 11: 7:30 p.m., Lady Antebellum Pavilion; free


TUESDAY’S MUSIC LIVE: (706) 722-3463 or; concerts are at noon at St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concerts are free; lunch $10, advance reservations required for lunch
Sept: 25:
Olga Caceanova, violin; Constantine Finehouse, piano
Oct. 9:
Via Romen-Russian and Slovak folk music
Oct. 23:
Ang Li, pianist
Nov. 6:
D’Amore Duo William Feasley, guitar; Yeon-Jee Sohn, oboe
Nov. 20:
Emil Altschuler, violinist
Dec. 4:
UGA Accidentals
Jan. 8:
Kate Davidson, alto; Isaac Holmes, bass
Jan. 22:
Chris Atzinger, pianist
Feb. 5:
Eryn Eubanks & The Family Fold
Feb. 19:
Syvati Duo organ and cello
March 5:
Mark Valenti, pianist
March 19:
Kevin Burke, Irish fiddle

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