Asheville Chamber Players – First Sundays at St. Matthias’ Chamber Music Concert Series
This series of concerts on the first Sunday of each month is a fund-raising program for the restoration of the beautiful and historic St. Matthias Church. This is a series of varieties of classical chamber music from string quartets to chamber orchestras. The year 2013 marks the 17th season of concerts.
All the musicians are donating their time and talents for this series. Our biggest expense is purchasing music. There is no charge for the concerts, but attendees are urged to make a donation to defray expenses and help with the restoration and maintenance of the church building.
The series has generated enough funding to date to: (1) repair the organ, (2) provide new lighting in the chancel, (3) replaster and paint the nave, (4) help with the restoration of the Memorial Chapel, (5) install insulation, (6) help buy a new furnace and air-conditioning, (7) rework the drainage around the building, (8) restore the doors, (9) re-point the brick on the outside, and, (10) replace the roof. The next major project will be reworking the front steps.
2013 Concerts at St. Matthias’
In addition to the regular First Sunday series of classical concerts, mid month we host performances of a wide variety of local mucisians ranging from jazz, to choral, to klezmer. These concerts are usually on the third Sunday, but can vary. These are often concerts in which the offering is shared between the church and the musician. All Sunday concerts are at 3:00 PM.
2014 CONCERT DATES
January 12, @ 3:00 pm - Dulcimer program
February 2 @ 3:00 pm- Kate Steinbeck ensemble
February 16 @ 3:00 pm – Michael Stevens Jazz
March 2 @ 3:00 pm - Cello Duets
March 16 @ 3:00 pm - Guitar and Harpsichord
April 6 @ 3:00 pm – Cello Choir
April 20 @ 3:00 pm – Anthony Hall Jazz Piano
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – Choral and Orchestra
May 18 @ 3:00 pm Kevin Bryant, Piano Great Hymns of the Church
June 1 @ 3:00 pm – ACB Winds and Friends
June 15 @ 3:00 pm -Up Jumped Three Jazz Ens.
July 6 @ 3:00 pm – Strings and Organ
July 20 @ 3:00 pm -Lenoir Saxaphone Ensemble
August 3 @ 3:00 pm – Biltmore Brass Quintet
August 17 @ 3:00 pm -Jason DeChristofaro Recital
September 7 @ 3:00 pm String Quartet
September 21 @ 3:00 pm Harry Schulz Jazz Vocal
October 5 @ 3:00 pm – Piano and Strings
October 19 @ 3:00 pm-Stephanie Quinn Violin Recital with Ruth Johnson on Piano
November 2 @ 3:00 pm – Chamber Orchestra
November 16 @ 3:00 pm -Amer. Art Songs Van Anthony Hall
December 7 @ 3:00 pm- Pyramid Brass Quintet
December 14 @ 3:30 pm – Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert
December 20 @ 3:30 pm – Lenoir Saxaphone Ensemble
December 21 @ 3:00 pm – Musike Antiqua