St. Matthias Episcopal Church


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St. Matthias christmas Concerts


Our concerts are held on Sundays this December as a fundraising program for the restoration of the historic St. Matthias Church, which was founded shortly after the Civil War as “The Freedman’s Church” for recently freed slaves.

Our concerts, offer  a variety of music from string quartets to small orchestras and jazz. . Musicians donate their time and talents for these concerts. There is no charge for the concerts, but attendees are invited to make a donation to defray expenses and to help with the restoration and maintenance of the church building.

To date, these concerts have provided funding 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.

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.

Information: (828)252-0643


CONCERTS in December, 2019:

December 1, 2019        3 PM             The Pyramid Brass Ensemble

December 8, 2019      3:30 PM        Reynolds-Miller Chorale Christmas Concert

December 15, 2019     3 PM              Musicke Antique