St. Matthias Episcopal Church


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St. Matthias Concerts are having a summer holiday!


Our concerts are held on the first Sunday of each month is a fundraising program for the restoration of the historic St. Matthias Church, which began shortly after the Civil War as “The Freedman’s Church” for recently freed slaves.

Our concerts, offering  varieties of music from string quartets to small orchestras and jazz, will begin again, after a summer break, on September 1, 2019. Musicians donate their time and talents for these concerts. There is no charge for the concerts, but attendees can 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.

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.


Remember  September 1: The Biltmore Brass Quintet

Performers: Casey Coppenbarger & Bill Ross, trumpets, Judy Roper, horn; Rienette Davis, trombone; & Kermit Solesby, tuba.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 (open)
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