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.
2013 CONCERT DATES
January 12, Saturday @ 7:30 pm - Starry Mountain Singers
January 13 @ 3:00 pm- Gerard Freeman Jazz
February 3 @ 3:00 pm - Pan Harmonia Musicians-Kate Steinbeck, flute Fred Lemmons, Clarinet Rosalind Buda, bassoon.
February 17 @ 3:00 pm – Michael Stevens Jazz
March 3 @ 3:00 pm – Cello Choir
March 17 @ 3:00 pm - Skylark Jazz
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - Solo Guitar, Peter Fletcher
April 7 @ 3:00 pm – Serpentine Arborvitae, Jazz
April 21 @ 3:00 pm – Sharon LaMotte, Jazz
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – Choral Concert with Blue Ridge Orchestra
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – No. Fla. Women’s Chorale
June 2 @ 3:00 pm – Apollo Winds (WWQ)
June 16 @ 3:00 pm – Heather Ferguson Recital
June 23 @ 3:00 pm – Land of Sky Symphonic Band
July 2 @ 3:00 pm – Strings and Organ
July 9 @ 3:00 pm – Robert Jamison
July 14 @ 3:00 pm – Trio Amici (voice, cello & piano)
July 21 @ 3:00 pm -Asheville Composers
August 4 @ 3:00 pm – Biltmore Brass Quintet
August 18 @ 3:00 pm -Jason DeChristofaro Recital
August 25 @ 3:00 pm -Amanda Horton Recital
September 1 @ 3:00 pm String Quartet
September 15 @ 3:00 pm – Michael Stevens Jazz
October 6 @ 3:00 pm – Piano and Strings
October 20 @ 3:00 pm – Craig Carroll, guitar
November 3 @ 3:00 pm – Chamber Orchestra
November 17 @ 3:00 pm – Sharon LaMotte, Jazz
December 1 @ 3:00 pm- Pyramid Brass Quintet
December 8 @ 3:30 pm – Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert
December 15 @ 3:00 pm – Musike Antiqua