THE ARTS AT ST. MATTHEW'S

2016 SEASON EVENTS

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Tuck & Patti

For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.

 

To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 33 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck's extraordinary virtuosity and Patti's rich mezzo soprano.

 

Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer; Tuck almost wears his brain on his skin, anticipating the thousands of musical decisions he'll have to send to his ten fingers during the course of a performance. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck's guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck-the-problem-solver brags, "Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra." 

 

Tuck & Patti have been performing for so long now that it’s somewhat surprising that I Remember You, their new T&P Records recording licensed to Universal Music, zeroes in on the Great American Songbook. Surely they’ve already recorded their take on these enduring standards. But in their 11 previous releases, only a handful of tunes would fall under the typical, pre-rock era, standards banner.

 

When they're not touring, Tuck and Patti live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they record and teach students, in person and via Skype.

Sunday, March 6th, 2016 @ 4:00PM

Affiliated with St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

www.stmatthewswilton.org

Regular Tickets: $35.00

Patron Tickets: $70.00 (Preferred Seating)

Ensemble Companio

What Ensemble Companio’s mission is to build bridges between people through authentic, inspiring performances of the finest choral music.

 

Founded in 2011, Ensemble Companio is a volunteer chamber choir that performs throughout the northeastern United States. Ensemble Companio was awarded the 2012 American Prize in choral performance (community division) for its vibrant sound and moving interpretations, and was invited to perform at the 2013 Fall Conference of ACDA-PA.

 

Ensemble Companio derives its name from a late Latin form of “companion,” whose etymological meaning is “one with whom one shares bread.” The name reflects the musicians’ belief that sharing in choral music is an essential, nourishing, and healing endeavor akin to the sharing of food.

 

Ensemble Companio typically presents three full-length concerts per season, as well as several shorter and more informal performances.  Its repertoire spans centuries and has included, among other things, Gregorian chant, sacred and secular works of the Renaissance, Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental double-choir motet Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, lush choral works of the Romantic era, and modern and contemporary compositions, as well as arrangements of spirituals, popular songs, and folk music from around the world.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 @ 2:00PM

Regular Tickets: $30.00

Patron Tickets: $60.00 (Preferred Seating)