In the heart of Baltimore stands the historic St. Matthews Church, a local landmark dating back to 1819. Still open on Sundays for local services, this venerable space has undergone a transformative journey in recent times, opening its doors to the community for cinematic experiences and soul-stirring music under the title ‘Live at St. Matthews’.
Since its inception last May, Live at St. Matthews has become a cultural hub, hosting unforgettable performances that bridge the gap between history and modernity, welcoming the likes of The Frank & Walters, Gemma Hayes, Lisa Hannigan, David Kitt, John Spillane, and many others.
The commitment of the organisers to community engagement extends beyond music, with film events like Q&A sessions featuring award-winning screenwriters such as Paul Laverty interviewed by the legendary David Putnam. Locally-filmed gems like ‘The Sparrow’ have also been showcased, connecting the audience to the rich tapestry of the village’s storytelling.
• Film Club presents An Evening with Pat Collins on Friday, January, 19. Experience the magic of cinema with Live at St. Matthews’ Film Club event featuring an evening with renowned filmmaker Pat Collins. To delve into the world of storytelling through film, followed by engaging discussions, secure your tickets now.
• Maurice Lennon Trio on Friday, January 26. Immerse yourself in the melodic embrace of the Maurice Lennon Trio. Let the timeless tunes of this musical ensemble resonate within the sacred walls of St. Matthews Church.
• Songs of Gillian Welch on Saturday, February 3. Embark on a journey into the poetic realm of Gillian Welch’s songs. This promises to be an evening celebrating the artistry of one of folk music’s most captivating voices.
Live at St. Matthews welcomes you to be a part of this unique cultural celebration. To join visit the website www.liveatstmatthews.com to secure your tickets.