THE ARTS AT ST. MATTHEW'S

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2013 - 2014 SEASON EVENTS

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Joshua Henry

Since his performance last Spring with Liz Calloway at The Arts At St. Matthew's, our patrons have been raving about Joshua Henry. So he's back for a return engagement! From gospel to soul to Broadway, his performances are infectious and electrifying.

 

Joshua describes his love of performing thus: "There are few better feelings than performing music in front of a live audience. Whether it’s putting an unexpected, funky twist on a familiar song or sharing original music that comes directly from my heart, the experience leaves me on cloud nine. After my first solo concert in NYC “Soul Weakness” I fell in love with this feeling and now plan on sharing my joy of music with many more audiences to come." After his first performance at the Arts at St. Matthew's, we couldn't agree more!

 

Joshua can currently be seen as “The Host” in New York City Center’s acclaimed production Cotton Club Parade from November 14th - November 18th. He was recently seen on Broadway starring as Jake in the Tony Award Winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway. His performance as Haywood Patterson in the musical The Scottsboro Boys earned him a Tony Award nomination for “Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical.”

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Patron Tickets: $50.00 (Preferred Seating)

Regular Tickets: $25.00

Student Tickets: $10.00

Performing Sunday, September 29th, 2013

4:00PM Show

BRASS!

From childhood favorites to the songs that we grow old with, this musical journey focuses on the power of Christmas music to transport us to other times and places. The beautiful sanctuary of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton joins with the warm, rich sounds of brass instruments to give these holiday reminiscences new life.

 

Brass is a Yale-based quintet serving New Haven and the surrounding region. Brought together by a mutual love of music and interest in exploring the myriad performing opportunities available on brass instruments, the group has always been characterized by a playful levity which dances around the serious virtuosity of their performances.

 

"[Brass] has impressive precision and a depth of repertoire that keeps nearly any listener entertained." - The Yale Herald

Patron Tickets: $40.00 (Preferred Seating)

Regular Tickets: $20.00

Student Tickets: $10.00

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Affiliated with St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

www.stmatthewswilton.org

Performing Sunday, December 15th, 2013

4:00PM Show

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Patron Tickets: $80.00 (Preferred Seating)

Regular Tickets: $40.00

A life full of music.  That's the story of Ricky Skaggs.  By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music.  His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.

 

Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.  With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label (Bluegrass Rules! in 1998, Ancient Tones in 1999, History of the Future in 2001, Soldier of the Cross, Live at the Charleston Music Hall, and Big Mon: The Songs of Bill Monroe in 2003, Brand New Strings in 2005, Instrumentals in 2007, Salt of the Earth with The Whites in 2008, Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 in 2009 and Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved along with Mosaic in 2010), the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart.

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Performing Sunday, January 12th, 2014

4:00PM Show

St. Matthew's Choirs

The Boys and Girls, Youth, and Adult choirs will present a program titled “MAJESTY & GLORY: Songs of Transformation and Peace.” Rodney Ayers, director, will lead the ensemble in a wide array of beautiful music from classical selections by Britten, Handel, Mendelssohn, Parry and others to spirituals and theater songs. Also featured will be St. Matthew’s stunning Reuter pipe organ that includes over 3,000 pipes.

 

More than 60 voices strong, the choirs have participated in numerous “Arts at St. Matthew’s” events through the years including exciting collaborations with Dave Brubeck, the Paul Winter Consort, Stephen Schwartz, Maureen McGovern, and Judy Collins as well as offering many choral concerts. This promises to be an inspirational program…a musical gift to the community!

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Regular Tickets: Free; donations welcome

 

Performing Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

4:00PM Show

Robert Wyatt

Have you ever wondered how George Gershwin wrote Rhapsody In Blue, a composition that has become the musical icon of the The Jazz Age?

 

Robert Wyatt is a Steinway Artist and lecture/recitalist for the Smithsonian Institution for twenty years and served as an exhibition artist for the Smithsonian’s Piano 300 exhibition. As a “Smithsonian Scholar,” Mr. Wyatt has presented musical programs in school systems under the sponsorship of the Ford Foundation. His recital/lecture programs entertain and engage audiences nationwide. They shed new and scholarly light on the pantheon of classical and popular music, including George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Judy Garland, as well as Chopin, Schubert and other great composers.

 

Come learn and listen to this unique lecture-performance that will leave you amazed at what you learn, and leave with an even greater appreciation for the music you never really knew before you came.

 

Robert Wyatt is a pianist-raconteur who seems to know exactly what to say and when to get down to the business of playing. Wyatt’s scholarship is infectious…It’s just as much fun hearing him explore the pianistic intricacies of his discoveries.

                                                     - The Washington Post

Patron Tickets: $40.00 (Preferred Seating)

Regular Tickets: $20.00

Student Tickets: $10.00

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Performing Sunday, March 30th, 2014

4:00PM Show