St. Matthias Episcopal Church


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CHAMBER MUSIC – Reynolds Miller Chorale Christmas Concert (Rescheduled from December)


This series of concerts on the first Sunday of each month is a fundraising 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 2018 marks the 22nd 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 to 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 re-working 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.

The church is located in Asheville just off South Charlotte Street at Max Street on the hill across from the Asheville Public Works Building (1 Dundee St.). Donations will go to the Church Restoration Fund.


CHAMBER MUSIC – Reynolds Miller Chorale Christmas Concert

On Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm the Reynolds Miller Chorale (a historic African-American classical chorale) will present its annual Christmas Concert accompanied by Mrs. Bobbette Mays on piano and the St. Matthias String Quartet. The concert will be at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. Peace on Earth is the theme, with programming relating to peace and love. This thirteen-member singing group is directed by Mrs. Trevor Chavis and is composed of: 1st Sopranos Mrs. Mary Dawkins and Mrs. Kim Parks; 2nd Sopranos Mrs. Genevieve Debnam, Mrs. Yolanda Miller, Mrs. LaJuana Montgomery and Mrs. Carilee Simuel; Tenor Mr. Lewis Isaac; Altos Mrs. Sheron Craig, Mrs. Laura Frazier and Mrs. Robin Young; Basses Mr. Ralph Brown Jr., Mr. Rodney Lytle and Mr. Carl Wilson. The St. Matthias String Quartet is: 1st Violin Mr. Lew Gelfond; 2nd Violin Mr. Steve Trismen; Viola Mrs. Marianne Vail; and Cello Mr. Ron Lambe.

Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, 1 Dundee St., Asheville, NC 28801



Free will offering for the restoration of the church.

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January 6, 2019 Orch. An Afternoon in Vienna
January 20, 2019 (open)
February 3, 2019 (open)
February 17, 2019 CHAMBER MUSIC – Reynolds Miller Chorale Christmas Concert (Rescheduled from December)
March 3, 2019 The Tune Shepherds Trio
March 17, 2019 Reynolds-Miller Chorale
April 7, 2019 Organ recital
April 14, 2019 Cello Choir
May 5, 2019 (open)
May 19, 2019 (open)
June 2, 2019 (open)
June 16, 2019 Michael Sevens Jazz Piano
July 7, 2019 (open)
July 21, 2019 (open)
August 4, 2019 (open)
August 18, 2019 (open)
September 1, 2019 Biltmore Brass Quintet
September 15, 2019 Amaryllis Recorder Quartet
October 6, 2019 String Quartet
October 20, 2019 Michael Stevens
November 3, 2019 Chamber Orchestra
November 17, 2019 (open)
December 1, 2019 Pyramid Brass
December 8, 2019 Reynolds-Miller Chorale Xmas
December 15, 2019 Musicke Antiqua