Concerts

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

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CHAMBER MUSIC – ChoRuss, Russian Vocal Quartet (Tuesday eve) and Reynolds Miller Chorale Christmas Concert (Sunday afternoon)

 

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 – ChoRuss, Russian Vocal Quartet (Tuesday eve) and Reynolds Miller Chorale Christmas Concert (Sunday)


CHAMBER MUSIC – ChoRuss, Russian Vocal Quartet

On Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm there will be chamber music at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. Here is a quote from their website (https://www.choruss.com/):

“The name “ChoRuss” means “Choir of Russian”. It was founded in 2012 by Miroslav Alekseev and Dmitry Petrov. There are 4 people in our ensemble.

“We sing spiritual music of popular composers from the 19th, 20th century which accompanies worship in Russian Orthodox Church. They are: Dmitry Bortniansky, Sergei Rachmaninov, Peter Tchaikovsky, Pavel Chesnokov. This music is performed a Cappella, as in the traditions of Orthodox music are not used musical instruments.

“All singers have a musical education of the Conservatory, and some have awards in international vocal competitions…

“The repertoire of the ensemble consists of spiritual music, which is performed during church services in the Orthodox Church and Russian folk songs. The purpose of the group “ChoRuss” is to tell people through music, about Russia and its cultural heritage.” Website: https://www.choruss.com/

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

Program

Cost

Free will offering for the restoration of the church and for the quartet.

More information

828/252-0643

CHAMBER MUSIC – Reynolds-Miller Chorale

On Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 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

Program

Cost

Free will offering for the restoration of the church.

More information

828/252-0643

 


2018 CONCERT DATES

January 7, 2018 Orch. An Afternoon in Vienna
January 21, 2018 Robert Zachery
February 4, 2018 Violin and Harpsichord
February 18, 2018 Open
March 4, 2018 Open
March 18, 2018 Open
April 1, 2018 Open (Easter)
April 15, 2018 Cello Choir
May 6, 2018 Open
May 20, 2018 Michael Stevens jazz piano
June 3, 2018 Open
June 17, 2018 Cello Times 2 (Cello Duets)
July 1, 2018 String Orchestra
July 15, 2018 Open
August 5, 2018  Open
August 20, 2018 Open
September 2, 2018 Biltmore Brass Quintet
September 16, 2018  Solo Piano Recital (Bob Strain)
October 7, 2018 Chamber Music String Quartet
October 21, 2018 Open
November 4, 2018 Chamber Music Orchestra
November 18, 2018 “Chatham Rabbits” (Appalachian Music, Vocal Duo)
December 2, 2018 “Pyramid Brass Quintet”
December 4, 2018 (Tuesday 7:30pm) “ChoRuss” Russian Vocal Ensemble
December 9, 2018 Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert
December 16, 2018 Musicke Antigua (Renaissance Music)