Church Music Conference
January 24-25, 2019
featuring Stephen Cleobury

Furman University Music is pleased to bring to Greenville conductor and organist Stephen CleoburyDirector of Music at King’s College, Cambridge for 35 yearsDon’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to sing under the direction of Stephen Cleobury, conductor of one of the world’s most famous choirs. Rehearse with the Furman Singers, Furman Chamber Choir and the youth choirs of Greenville’s acclaimed Chicora Voices and perform with the conference choir directed by Cleobury in a Friday Evensong at Christ Church (Episcopal), Greenville. Cleobury will give ​conference session lectures on the King’s College musical tradition, including the famed Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.We hope you will join us on the beautiful Furman campus next
January for two great days of learning and inspiration.

Schedule available in August 2018


$  90 Early Bird Registration submitted on or before November 30.
$130 Registration from December 1 until, space permitting.
$  50 Full-time college students
Fee includes two days of conference sessions, a conference music packet, special event tickets and one reservation for the Friday luncheon.
No discount offered for single day attendance. 

>>Registration opens SEPTEMBER 1.

Make checks payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY and mail to:
  Church Music Conference
  Furman Music Department
  3300 Poinsett Hwy
  Greenville, SC  29613

Thomson Lectures in Church Music

The lecture series was established by an endowment gift from the Thomson Foundations as a memorial to Waddy Randolph Thomson and Pauline Blackwell Thomson. The lectures are the featured events at the annual Furman University Church Music Conference.  Each year, distinguished musicians of national prominence present sessions on subjects related to the study and practice of church music.

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Questions? Contact the Furman music office at 864.294.2086 or email See a list of hotels offering a Furman event discount.

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  • Charles Tompkins, conference director, Furman University Organist and Professor of Music; Organist and Artist in Residence at Christ Church Episcopal Greenville SC

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