Chamber music in Toledo

The Yaquina River Museum of Art (YRMA) in Toledo, invites all to a Benefit Chamber Music Concert Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, A National Historic Landmark, 110 NE Alder St., Toledo.

The cornerstone for St. John's was laid in 1882 at its current site on land donated by Toledo Founding father John Graham. St. John's present church was built in 1937 using clear fir lumber milled at the CD Johnson Mill in Toledo. Sound quality is excellent in this well preserved small church with 75 seating capacity, which adds to the much anticipated program by cellist David Straka and pianist Ednaldo Borba.  Concertgoers will enjoy music by Bach, Brahms and Bloch. The concert will take place with no intermission; pure music-time is approximately 40 minutes.

Immediately following the performance, all are invited to the 1926 Vicarage House Museum next door, home of Michael and Judy Gibbons, for a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception for the musicians. The Vicarage Garden Gate will be open and the path through the church yard is just a few yards away from the front door of St. John's. The Vicarage House Museum has a large collection of art to view and the Gibbons and YRMA Board members will serve as docents for the evening.

Tickets for the Museum Benefit are $40 and are available online at Eventbrite and, and in person at The School House, Gallery Michael Gibbons and at the door.

The Yaquina River Museum of Art, a non-profit, was established in 2002 with a primary mission in the creation of a publicly accessible environment for the exhibition and appreciation of art generated by and about the Yaquina River watershed region. For more information contact [email protected] or call 541-336 2797.