Ron and Gary Matthews in Concert

PRAISEworthy Event: Sacred,Classical, Cont. Christian Music

Special Concert , Galloway, NJ - July 31, 2016!

This is an Invitation for people to attend a Sacred,Classical Concert, and Contemporary Christian Concert at the Church of the Assumption in Galloway, NJ. Brothers, Ron and Gary Matthews are one of the most gifted and dynamic duet teams in North America. They are duo vocalists, pianists, organists and trumpeters. With this combination of superlative talent, these brothers bring to every concert a rare and uplifting musical experience, but most importantly a rich spirit of worship.

Ron and Gary are also highly respected as composers and conductors. Dr. Ron Matthews is Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and Pastor of Worship Arts at Church of the Savior in Wayne, Pennsylvania. In 2001, Ron was hired to be the musical director of the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra. He worked very closely with Msgr. Louis Marucci, Executive Director of JDCO. Many area vocalists and instrumentalists performed in concert with JDCO. In 1991 the group had been created by brothers Msgrs. Carl and Louis Marucci JDCO performed in many venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Sony Center. Sub groups also traveled to Italy and France.

Dr. Gary Matthews is the Minister of Worship and the Arts at Christ Memorial Church in Holland, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education and Organ from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his Masters Degree in Sacred Music from Combs College of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ron and Gary have released six recordings. Their repertoire includes the major composers of all periods plus arrangements and compositions based upon hymn tunes, gospel and Contemporary Christian songs.

In planning this concert, Donna Marie Berchtold, Director of Music for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, and a member of the former JDCO, would like to gather area vocalists from JDCO, local churches, schools, or Universities, who would be interested in singing as a Background Choir for three songs with the Matthews Brothers. She is seeking vocalists (high school age and upward) who could prepare music quickly. A knowledge of voice part, and Music reading skills would be appreciated,


Interested Vocalists: Email Donna Marie Berchtold -

Church of the Assumption Worship Site (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)

Sunday, July 31st, 4pm

146 S Pitney Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205

To be placed on a contact list: please email Joe Picardi, administrative assistant: Please indicate if you just want information about attending the concert, or would also like to participate in the choir. Church Phone number: 609.652.0008, ext. 205

Concert Program

Doors Open: 3:15 pm

Concert Begins: 4:00 pm

Meet and Greet Ron and Gary Matthews immediately following the concert.

CD Recordings will be available for purchase in the Church Narthex.

Ron and Gary Matthews Recorded Live at Christ Memorial Church Holland, MI-Hymn Improvisation
Ron and Gary Matthews Recorded Live at Christ Memorial Church Holland, MI-Hallelujah Chorus
Ron and Gary Matthews Recorded Live at Christ Memorial Church Holland, MI-Before the Throne


Are you interested in reserving a block of (10 or more ) seats for your Church or Community Group? Family? If so, please send the following information, by JULY 1, 2016 to:

(COPY AND PASTE the form below, or PRINT AND MAIL) to:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

c/o Joe Picardi

146 S. Pitney Rd.

Galloway, NJ 08205

Name of Group:________________________________________

Address of Group:______________________________________

City ____________________________State___________________________Zip__________________

Name of Contact Person:______________________________

Phone Number of Contact Person: (_____)__________________ (Home) (Cell) (Other)

Email Address: __________________________________________________________

Amount of Seats requested to be blocked out for this group: ___________

*A section will be marked off for the group....there will be no physical tickets.

Free Admission, however, there will be a Free Will Offering Donation.

**For further information, call: 609.652.0008, ext. 205

Calling out to Church / School / Universtiy Choir Directors

Donna Marie Berchtold, Director of Music at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will be coordinating a choir which will perform in concert with Ron and Gary Matthews.

Church / School Choir Directors who have interested members, should gather a count of vocalists who will be able to attend 2 rehearsals, in July, plus a dress rehearsal on the day of the concert.

Church/School/University Choir Directors, please do the following:

Contact Donna Marie at: or 609.965.4672, with a count of how many Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses, will be representing your group. (All vocalists need to have music reading skills, as the rehearsals will be used to fine tune and tweak the music).

Donna Marie will inform Directors, or any individuals of the song selections. Vocalists will be asked to purchase their own music from a Music Web site, and then bring the musical selections with them to the rehearsals.

Inform Donna Marie of how many seats to RESERVE in the Church for your Vocal Group.

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH / MEET and GREET with the MATTHEWS BROTHERS, will host a dessert reception, after the concert, for all performers. We would like to thank you for your participation. Please let us know if you will have family members with you, so we can get a head count for the anticipated attendance.