Worship With Us This Sunday

Worship With Us This Sunday

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Bryan Matheson, viola and Kevin Matheson, violin, will provide special music at the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services this Sunday, November 13.

Kevin and Brymathesonan were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances – two perfect virtuosos, playing as one. They are passionate about performing new works and have commissioned duos by Peter Pecere, a Naxos Masterworks composer; Byron Petty of Parma Records and Edgar Warren Williams, who has taught at Princeton and University of California at Davis. The duo’s new album features world premiers by William Ryden and Martha Craig.

As founding members of the Rainier Trio and Saturn String Ensemble, they have performed in Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, Japan and on numerous concert series throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. They tour for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, have released four CDs and been chosen as “CD of the week” by WQED Pittsburgh.

They have performed in the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, as guest soloists with the Irish Sinfonietta Orchestra in New York City and were concertmaster and principal violist of the Viva Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra, which recorded for Centaur Records.

For eight seasons Kevin and Bryan served as concertmaster and principal violist in the RMA Chamber Orchestra. As frequent soloists with the orchestra, they performed numerous concerts in the southeastern United States and in Ireland, including performing in the prestigious West Cork Chamber Music Festival and on radio, twice for former Virginia Governor Mark Warner and on the orchestra’s first CD. The orchestra gave the world premier performance of Richard Ratner’s Andante for Strings at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in a joint performance with musicians from Hong Kong and Macao.

Kevin and Bryan were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part
of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances – two perfect virtuosos, playing as one. As founding members of the Rainier Trio and Saturn String Ensemble, they have performed in Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, Japan and on numerous concert series throughout Virginia, including the Roanoke Symphony, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

At both services, Rev. Heaton’s sermon is “A Timeless Message” and the scripture text is Luke 21:5-9.  Mark Burton and Mary Elizabeth Morris are reading scripture and at 11:00 Gary Morris leads the Psalter.

 

 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”

They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?” And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’[a] and, ‘The time is near!’[b] Do not go after them.

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.”    Luke 21:5-9