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Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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October 2016

$10

Mary Rocap Concert

October 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Singer and songwriter Mary Rocap will present a solo concert at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m. Mary was awarded a NC Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship for Songwriting (grant year 2000/2001) and has released four CDs. “Sweet Mimosa" (2002), “Indian Summer” (2005), "Hallelujah! Amen." (2007), and "Deep December Dreams" (2011). She has been part of the Triangle music community since the mid-70s. Her music-making has taken many forms including long-standing collaborations with Lise Uyanik and Charlie Ebel, various acoustic ensembles,…

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December 2016

Jim Watson’s Hillsborough Christmas Show

December 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Jim Watson’s 12th Annual Hillsborough Christmas Show will be held, this year, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, December 20, at 7:30. Jim was a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers and traveled with them for 14 years, playing mandolin, guitar, and bass.  In 1988, he joined up with Robin & Linda Williams and was a member of Their Fine Group for 27 years.  He is known not only for his instrumental prowess but also for his direct…

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March 2017

An Address in Amsterdam: Faith & the Arts

March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Have you ever wondered what you would have done if you’d been one of Anne Frank’s neighbors? Mary Dingee Fillmore spent 13 years asking herself that question, after discovering that she was staying inside the Nazi-defined Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam. The result is an acclaimed historical novel, An Address in Amsterdam, about a young Jewish woman who risks her life in the underground. Rachel Klein makes that choice after her activist Gentile boyfriend has to disappear – and ultimately must…

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April 2017

Linda Beatrice Brown Poetry Reading

April 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts Series will be hosting a service of Evening Prayer & Poetry Reading by poet and writer Linda Beatrice Brown on Sunday, April 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. Brown will read from her Mary poems, written in the voice of Mary, the mother of Jesus.  She has published a collection of these under the title “A Mother Knows Her Child.” The St. Matthew’s Women’s Singing will offer a…

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June 2017

Angelus Concert

June 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts Series is hosting a concert by the singing ensemble Angelus on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Comprised of seven young women from the Mt. Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy (Mt. Vernon, IN),  Angelus has dedicated themselves to the performance of the sacred music of varied religious traditions and historical periods featuring music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to contemporary Irish…

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Ghosts of Confederacy Tour

June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Ghosts of the Confederacy Antebellum and Civil War Hillsborough A Tour of St Matthews’ Churchyard The Ghosts of the Confederacy haunt us still. This churchyard is a microcosm of antebellum and Civil War Hillsborough and the South. Hear stories of love and loss, heroism and death, sacrifice and pride, the end of an era and the birth of a new society. Tickets must be purchased in advance: http://bit.ly/2qJ7Sry or at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St.  Half of…

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July 2017

Stephen Smith Concert

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts Series is hosting a concert by pianist and composer Stephen Smith on Sunday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m. He will be playing his original music. Stephen Smith composes in several genres of music including impressionist, jazz, blues, and folk. He studied jazz piano and composition at Berklee College of Music, and classical piano and composition at City College of San Francisco. Stephen has recorded three albums of original music. Three of his…

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August 2017

Ghosts of the Confederacy Tour

August 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Ghosts of the Confederacy Antebellum and Civil War: A Tour of St Matthews’ Churchyard The Ghosts of the Confederacy haunt us still. This churchyard is a microcosm of antebellum and Civil War Hillsborough and the South. Hear stories of love and loss, heroism and death, sacrifice and pride, the end of an era and the birth of a new society. Half of the proceeds go to repairing and maintaining St. Matthew's Cemetery headstones and monuments. Tour begins at Hillsborough Visitors…

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October 2017

“Native” Play at St. Matthew’s

October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts Series is hosting the play, Native, on Friday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. Native is written by Ian Finley, a playwright and educator who was the NC Piedmont Laureate in 2012. It tells the story of the collaboration between Pulitzer Prize winner, Paul Green, and the author of Native Son, Richard Wright and is produced by EbzB Productions. Paul Green and Richard Wright were originally brought together to adapt Wright’s novel, Native Son for the stage. Green, a white…

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December 2017

Society for the Festival Tree (FeST) at St. Matthew’s

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Get your Christmas shopping done early at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, and enjoy a delicious meal, all for a great cause.  FeST is an annual fundraiser to support programs and organizations that address the needs for food, shelter, and clothing in Hillsborough and Orange County.   There will be beautify handmade items from the talented members of the congregation, plus food at the "cafe" in the fellowship hall.

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Jim Watson’s 13th Annual Hillsborough Holiday Concert

December 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Jim was a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers and traveled with them for 14 years, playing mandolin, guitar, and bass. In 1988, he joined up with Robin & Linda Williams and was a member of Their Fine Group for 27 years. He is known not only for his instrumental prowess but also for his direct singing style in a distinctive tenor voice. He has released a number of solo albums, including a recording of the 26th Annual Christmas…

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March 2018

$15

An Evening with Jonathan Byrd

March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

The Faith & Art Series of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is proud to present Jonathan Byrd for an evening of poetry, essays, and songs on Friday, March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Carrboro. He is known for literary and outsider songs of love, life, and death in the small towns and byways of America. He has toured widely in the US and in Canada and Europe.…

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April 2018

Haven Kimmel Reading

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

  April is Poetry Month and to celebrate St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has invited the poet and author Haven Kimmel to give a reading. Haven lives in Durham, but was born and raised in a small town in Indiana, the focus of her bestselling memoir, A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana (2001). She earned her undergraduate degree in English and creative writing from Ball State University and a graduate degree from North Carolina State University, where…

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May 2018

$15

Jason Harrod Concert

May 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Jason Harrod is a Brooklyn-based performing songwriter with ties to the triangle, having grown up in Durham. He is known for generous melodies and poetic, image-rich lyrics. He began his musical career as one-half of seminal Boston duo Harrod and Funck before venturing out on his own. He has released three recordings of original material (Living in Skin, Bright As You, and Highliner, as well as a collection of Christmas songs. He often begins performances by stating that he sings of “God, Women,…

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June 2018

Mary D. Williams Concert

June 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and Carolina Public Humanities are partnering to present acclaimed singer, Mary D. Williams, in a concert. Her program is entitled “From Slavery to Civil Rights.” This concert is free and open to the public. In it, she will highlight the way in which spirituals emerged from African culture, Christian influences, and the brutal institution of slavery. The day was chosen because it is just days from the anniversary of the historic “Juneteenth,” the oldest known celebration…

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September 2018

$10

Rebecca Troxler & David Arcus: Flute & Organ Concert

September 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Flautist Rebecca Troxler and Organist David Arcus will offer a concert on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough. The program, presented by St. Matthew’s Faith & the Arts, will consist of music by C. P. E. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, J. S. Bach, Ernst Pepping, Debussy, and Hindemith. The two have collaborated since 1984, when they were Fletcher Residents in the Duke University Music Department, and their collaborations since that time have included concerts…

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October 2018

$15

The Chatham Rabbits Concert

October 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce a concert by The Chatham Rabbits on Sunday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m.  The church is located at 210 St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough, NC. The Chatham Rabbits are Austin McCombie & Sarah Osborne McCombie.  They are a wonderful duo from Bynam – a new take on old-time soul, both plain and plaintive, with a finely tuned harmonic balance of instrument and voice.  More information about them and links to their music…

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November 2018

The Black Socks Poetry Reading

November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce a poetry reading by The Black Socks Poetry Group on Sunday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m.  The church is located at 210 St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough, NC.   The Black Socks Poets is a writing group that has been meeting regularly for thirty-some years to workshop their in-progress-poetry. Participating members are Florence Nash, Stan Absher, Jan Harrington, and Paul Jones who will each read a poem which will be critiqued by…

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December 2018

St. Matthew’s FeST

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Get your Christmas shopping done early at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, and enjoy a delicious meal, all for a great cause. FeST is an annual fundraiser to support programs and organization that address the needs for food, shelter, and clothing in Hillsborough and Orange County. There will baked goods, hand-made crafts, soup & bread lunch, wreaths, it's all good and raises money for local outreach by our Social Ministries.

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$20

Two Southern Ladies!

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

**Elizabeth Keckly and Mary Lincoln** were very definitely Southern Ladies -- spines of steel, graceful manners, and no one's fool.  Join two modern Southern ladies -- **NC's first African American Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, and poet Darnell Arnoult**, as they reflect on Elizabeth and Mary and their complicated relationship. Tickets go on sale October 15; $20(& fees) through Eventbrite or at the door (but seating is limited so advance purchase recommended).

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TWO SOUTHERN LADIES

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

A very special evening with two modern Southern ladies -- Jaki Shelton Green (NC Poet Laureate) -- joined by poet and novelist Darnell Arnoult. They will consider, in poetry and more, the relationship of two original Southern ladies - Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly. This will be the culminating event in the Burwell School Historic Site's Elizabeth Keckly 2018 Bicentennial Observance. A celebratory reception will follow.

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Advent Lessons & Carols

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Hillsborough, will hold a service of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Readings of the nine scripture lessons will be interspersed with congregational hymns and carols and choral anthems. The music for the service explores both quiet vigil and restless anticipation of Christ’s coming. The Raleigh Convocation Choir and the St. Matthew’s Adult Choir will join forces in anthems for Advent, such as Carsen Cooman’s “Adam lay ybounden,” Henry G.…

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$10

Jim Watson’s Hillsborough Holiday Concert

December 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Jim Watson has been doing a Holiday Show annually for 30-some years. This year's concert on Thursday, December 20th at 7:30, returning to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Call the office to reserve your ticket ($10). Jim is an original member of the Red Clay Ramblers and a member of Robin & Linda Williams’ “Fine Group.” He will lend his high lonesome tenor to a full set of holiday favorites and end with a celebratory sing-along.  

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January 2019

$10

David Arcus Organ Recital

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

On Sunday, January 20, St. Matthew’s Director of Music and Organist, Dr. David Arcus, will present an organ recital on the church’s 1883 Hook & Hastings two-manual pipe organ. The program will be a retrospective of compositions he has written as far back as 1979, maybe even earlier, through the 2000s. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the recital and the reception which follows it. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door; reservations are accepted by contacting…

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March 2019

$10

mahaloJazz Concert

March 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts is pleased to present mahaloJazz in concert. mahaloJazz is a trio of fine musicians: Alison Weiner, Robbie Link, and Carter Minor. They play jazz standards and original tunes. Their name, mahalo, is a Hawaiian word that expresses deep gratitude. Tickets are $10 and are available from the church office and at the door.   Pianist, Alison Weiner, living in Saxapahaw, is the creator and caretaker of mahaloArts. With degrees in architecture, jazz…

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April 2019

Poetry Reading: Jerry Eidenier & Dee Stribling

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & the Arts is pleased to present poets Jerry Eidenier and Dee Stribling for a reading of their work on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. Jerry is the author of Draw Flame, Catch Fire and Sonnets to Eurydice, and most recently Let Us Love the Land of Here Below. He has taught poetry in the public schools, has received a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, and his poem “Fervency of Flesh” won first…

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May 2019

$25

The Mallarme Chamber Plays Concert

May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s is the perfect venue for a program of early music from Great Britain. From the baroque to early classical eras, the evening’s concert, British Baroque-ish, will include pieces by Handel, Henry Purcell, William Flackton and Andreas Lidel. It will feature the talents of Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello; and Barbara Weiss, harpsichord. Tickets ($25/ $5 children and students) are available from the Mallarme Chamber website: mallarmemusic.org and at the door. The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of…

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August 2019

$20

Robin & Linda Williams

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & Arts Series will present Robin & Linda Williams in concert on Thursday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. For more than thirty years, Robin & Linda Williams have been performing the music they love: a blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time, and gospel.  They are seasoned performers and gifted songwriters. Born in the South, Linda from Alabama and Robin (the son of a Presbyterian minister) from Charlotte, they met in Myrtle Beach where they fell in…

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October 2019

$10

AJ Mayhew Book Reading

October 13, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Faith & Arts at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is pleased to be able to host a reading by Anna Jean Mayhew from her second novel, Tomorrow’s Bread, on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., October 13th. Anna Jean Mayhew’s second novel Tomorrow’s Bread is set in 1961 Charlotte, NC, when urban renewal threatens to demolish an historic black community. It explores the conflicts of gentrification and is a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. On her website, A.J. Mayhew describes…

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December 2019

FeST – Holiday Craft/Food Festival

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

Dec 7, 9a-3pm The Season's Most Awaited Holiday Sales Event is Here! Homemade Crafts Evergreen Wreaths (decorated upon request for additional fee) Baked Goods Come Dine Onsite with us at the Ordinary Cafe - Serving Fresh Soups, Stews, and Homemade Bread ALL PROCEEDS 100% BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS THROUGH SOCIAL MINISTRIES

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$20

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

I’ll be Home for Christmas: An original production by Michael Malone with soprano Andrea Edith Moore on Friday, December 20, 8:00 p.m. St. Matthew's Faith & Arts is delighted to bring you this holiday, soon to be classic, offering. Tickets  include a very fine reception of foods popular in the 1940s. Tickets available through the church office: 919-732-9308; welcome@stmatthewshillsborough.org. cash or check only; reservations accepted.

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January 2020

$10

David Arcus Organ Recital

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

On January 19, St. Matthew’s Director of Music and Organist, Dr. David Arcus, will present an organ recital on the church’s 1883 Hook & Hastings two-manual pipe organ. The program is entitled “Bach on the Hook (and Hastings).” Come hear a sample of compositions from Bach, the Master Composer of organ music and arguably the greatest church musician in history. The recital features everything from “chamber” trio music to a concerto transcription to hymn tune settings to the iconic prelude…

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February 2020

Michael Jones & The Mount Vernon Baptist Church Inspirational Choir

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

On Sunday February 16, The Mount Vernon Baptist Church Inspirational Choir under the direction of Michael D. Jones, Sr. will come to St. Matthew Episcopal Church to give a concert as part of the church’s Faith & Arts Series. While there is no charge for this concert, there will be a love offering collected. The choir was organized over forty years ago when members of the former Young People Choir had outgrown the age of a youth choir. Michael Jones…

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March 2020

$15

Mike Wiley: Blood Done Sign My Name

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States

On Sunday, March 15, Mike Wiley will present his play “Blood Done Sign My Name” as part of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s Faith & Arts series. This is his adaptation of Timothy Tyson’s book of the same name. In it he plays all the characters and brings to life the events surrounding the 1970 murder of one, Henry Morrow in Oxford, NC. His website describes the play as follows: Marrow was a 23-year-old African–American U.S. Army veteran whose wife was…

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