Emmanuel Concert Series
Our Twenty First Season!
Each series is normally composed of five concerts. The parish welcomes everyone to our special worship services; there are no charges for these events. The five concerts feature Justin Murphy-Mancini, Timothy Robson, Thomas Sheehan, Bruce Stevens and Ken Cowan.
Regular Subscriptions to the five concerts may be purchased for $85 per adult or $20 for children and students with ID. One may become a Patron for $125 or a Benefactor for $150. Patrons and Benefactors are listed in each concert program. Contributions above the subscription ticket price are tax deductible. A limited number of single-concert tickets, priced at $20.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students with ID, will be available at the door.
Please call the church office at 410.778.3477 by October 21, 2013 if you would like to support Emmanuel’s Concert Series. If you would like to read more about our wonderful organ, please click HERE.
Announcements relating to weather emergencies or unexpected cancellations will be posted on the church's website. We regret that we are unable to contact our subscribers, patrons, and benefactors on an individual basis when such changes occur.
Concerts and Services
Friday, 25 October, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: Justin Murphy-Mancini
Justin Murphy-Mancini is a candidate for the Master of Music Degree in Historical Keyboards at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His program will focus on music of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, and will feature two world premieres by emerging composers.
Sunday, 27 October, 4:00 p.m.
A joint Evensong will be presented by the choirs of Chestertown Presbyterian and Emmanuel Episcopal Churches. The evening service is by Cuthbert Harris, and the anthem is by Robert J. Powell.
Wednesday, 27 November, 6:00 p.m.
EvensongThanksgiving Evensong will be performed by Emmanuel's Choir. The evening service is by Charles Wood, and the anthem is by J.S. Bach.
Sunday, 8 December, 6:00 p.m.
Festival Service of Lessons and Carols
The Choir of Emmanuel will sing a festival of nine lessons and carols for the Advent/Christmas season.
Sunday, 5 January, 6:00 p.m.
Twelfth Night Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel's Choir. The evening service is by Shaw and the anthem by Lovelace.
Friday, 17 January, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: Timothy Robson
Timothy Robson is Deputy Director of the Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western University. He recently retired as Director of Music at Euclid Avenue Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio.
Wednesday, 5 March, 6:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Choir will sing traditional music for Ash Wednesday. The anthem is by Edward Bairstow.
Friday, 14 March, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan
Thomas Sheehan is a student in the Diploma Program at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying with Alan Morrison. He also serves as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Saint Mark's Church, Philadelphia. This is his third appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.
Friday, 11 April, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: Bruce Stevens
Bruce Stevens is an active recitalist in both the United States and Europe. He is organist for the historic Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia, and is Adjunct Instructor in Organ at the University of Richmond.
Friday, 18 April, 6:00 p.m.
The Good Friday Service will include works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley and Stuart Forester.
Friday, 16 May, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: Kenneth Cowan
Ken Cowan is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. Ken is making his nineteenth appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.
Thursday, 29 May, 6:00 p.m.
Ascension Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel Choir. The service is Bunnett in F, the anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.