Emmanuel Concert Series

Our Twenty First Season!

Concert Series

General Information

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


Wednesday, 5 March, 6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday

Emmanuel Choir will sing traditional music for Ash Wednesday. The anthem is by Edward Bairstow.

Friday, 14 March, 7:30 p.m

Organ Concert at Emmanuel Church          
Friday March 14, 2014  7:30 p.m.
By Organist Thomas Sheehan
Thomas Sheehan returns for the third time to Chestertown to play Emmanuel's world class Harrison and Harrison organ in Emmanuel's twenty-first concert series. His last appearance here in 2011 had rave reviews.
Mr. Sheehan received a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance with distinction from Westminster Choir College in 2011, and graduated summa cum laude from Westminster with a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance in 2012. He continues to study with Alan Morrison at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute. He also
serves as Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at St. Mark's Church in Philadelphia. 
He was featured as "rising star" performer at the 2010 National Convention of American Guild of Organists in Washington D.C.

Tickets are $20 ( $5 for students)

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.

Good Friday

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.