Concerts

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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 2015 marks the 19th 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) re-plaster 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.
In addition to the regular First Sunday series of classical concerts, mid month we host performances of a wide variety of local musicians 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.

 

2015  CONCERT DATES


June 7 @ 3:00 pm – Cancelled
June 13 @ 7:00 pm – Dream Guitars presents Tony McManus & Beppe Gambetta. For more info call 828 658-9795
June 21 @ 3:00 pm -Cancelled
July 5 @ 3:00 pm – Strings and Organ
July 19 @ 3:00 pm – ACU Faculty Concert
July 24 @ 7:00 pm – Guitar Recital
August 2 @ 3:00 pm – String Quartet
August 16 @ 3:00 pm – (open)
September 6 @ 3:00 pm Biltmore Brass Quintet
September 20 @ 3:00 pm Peter Fletcher, guitar
October 4 @ 3:00 pm – Piano and Strings
October 17 @ 7:00 pm – Guitar Recital
October 18 @ 3:00 pm – Brian Turner Piano
November 1 @ 3:00 pm – Chamber Orchestra
November 15 @ 3:00 pm -Michael Stevens, Jazz
December 6 @ 3:00 pm– Pyramid Brass Quintet
December 13 @ 3:30 pm – Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert
December 20 @ 7:00 pm – Musike Antiqua