Success! St Matthias’ Raised $775 for the Refugee Fund

St. Matthias’ is happy to announce that Friday, February 19th’s concert was a great success: we were able to raise $775 thanks to the generosity of the St. Matthias’ community and the audience members who made it out. 100% of proceeds will go towards the Refugee Fund to help Nadia and Antoune make it to Canada.

If you want to participate in this effort, it isn’t too late to donate! More information can be found. Meet Nadia and Antoune here.


“Home”, is a musical meditation on home, belonging and the journey between, told through the personal lens of singer and St. Matthias’ chorister Sarah Albu. The intimate and eclectic solo concert, mixing contemporary classical repertoire with traditional and folk music from Kazakhstan and Estonia, showcased special guests Ina vocal ensemble. The six-voice ensemble started in 2013 by Sarah Albu; all the members met under the tutelage of Maestro Iwan Edwards in the award-winning chamber choir Concerto Della Donna.

Thank you to Sarah Albu and the ina vocal ensemble, to Penny Rankin, thank you to all the people who made it out and to those who donated: what a show of support.

More about the concert ‘Home’ here.
More about the Refugee Fund and how you can contribute here