The Arts at St. Matthew’s, celebrating 18 years as purveyor of outstanding artistic performances, opens its 2016 season on March 6 at 4 p.m. with the gifted, internationally renowned jazz duo Tuck & Patti. It will be the first of two concerts this season that will take place in the intimate sanctuary of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, known not only for its beauty but also for its acoustical enhancements.

“It’s been our goal through the years to inspire audiences by way of the arts and we’re proud to continue that tradition this season,” said Marilyn Garvin, chair of The Arts at St. Matthew’s. “Spend just a few minutes listening to Tuck & Patti and you’ll be transported to a wonderful place. It’s exciting to host them in our lovely sanctuary, where we know audiences will be thoroughly captivated by their beautiful music.”

Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been enthralling listeners the world over since their breakout album Tears of Joy in 1988. “Tuck & Patti’s riveting renditions of classic songs are pure, sincere, and filled with great humanity,” explained Garvin. “Tuck’s extraordinary virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano are not to be missed.”

“We’re looking forward to performing in St. Matthew’s sanctuary,” said Andress. “To have every song feel like it’s a dream to play…it doesn’t happen for all performers but for us, it happens every time. It will be wonderful to share our music in such a special space.”

Tickets for Tuck & Patti cost $70 for patron tickets (preferred seating) and $35 for regular seating. Tickets (including discounted season tickets) are available online or by calling 203.762.7400. For more information, email Garvin and follow The Arts at St. Matthew’s on Facebook and Twitter.

About The Arts At St. Matthew’s:  For 18 years, The Arts at St. Matthew’s has inspired audiences with spectacular performances by a diverse array of celebrated artists. Featuring music, theater, dance, and the visual arts, The Arts at St. Mathew’s—a program organized by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church—has entranced not only its neighbors in Wilton, but also those throughout Connecticut and New York.

Its beautiful sanctuary, designed with acoustics firmly in mind, has welcomed a wide variety of performers including Dave Brubeck, Judy Collins, Ricky Skaggs, The Manhattan Choral Ensemble, The Westminster Chapel Choir, Maureen McGovern, Stephen Schwartz, Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort, to name but a few. The Arts at St. Matthew’s also prides itself on nurturing emerging artists.

Program proceeds are used to underwrite future events and to purchase instruments and equipment that will enhance St. Matthew’s performance facilities and broaden its program repertoire.