Emmanuel Concert Series
Our Twentieth Anniversary Year!
Each series is normally comprised of five concerts. However, in honor of our 20th anniversary, we are adding a sixth concert to the series. Even so, we are retaining the price points from last year, so the sixth concert is our gift to our subscribers, patrons and benefactors. In addition to the concerts, we offer special worship services throughout the year; there is no charge for these.
Regular Subscriptions to the six concerts may be purchased for $85 per person for adults, $20 for children and students with ID. One may be a Patron or Benefactor for $125 and $150 per person, respectively. Patrons and Benefactors are listed in our concert program. Contributions above the subscription price of tickets are tax deductible. A limited number of single-concert tickets for recitals, priced at $20.00 each 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 8, 2012 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, 12 October, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: STEPHEN BUZARD
Stephen Buzard is a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. He currently serves as organ scholar at Trinity-on-the-Green, New Haven. This is his second appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.
Sunday, 21 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 Charles Wood and the anthem is by William Harris.
Wednesday, 21 November, 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel's Choir. The evening service is Dykes in F, and the anthem is by Austin C. Lovelace.
Sunday, 9 December, 4:00 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.
Saturday, 5 January, 6:00 p.m.
Twelfth Night Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel's Choir. The evening service is Bunnett in F, and the anthem is by Harold W. Friedell.
Friday, 18 January, 7:30 p.m.
Choral Concert: Changed Voice Choir
The Changed Voice Choir of the Maryland State Boychoir will present a concert of sacred and secular music.
Wednesday, 13 February, 6:00 p.m.
Music for the Ash Wednesday service is from plainsong sources, and the anthem is by Edward Bairstow.
Friday, 15 February, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: GAIL ARCHER
Gail Archer is the Director of the Music Program at Barnard College, Columbia University. This is her second appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.
Friday, 15 March, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: NEIL HARMON
Neil Harmon is Director of Music/Organist at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, Delaware. He has also done extensive concert work and is an active member of the Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Friday, 29 March, 6:00 p.m.
The service for Good Friday will include works by Samuel Sebastian Wesley and Stuart Forester.
Friday, 12 April, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: BRIAN HARLOW
Brian Harlow is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Gladstone, New Jersey. He holds degrees from Yale School of Music and from Indiana University School of Music.
Thursday, 9 May, 6:00 p.m.
Ascension Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel's Choir. The evening service is by Vaughan Williams in C, and the anthem is by Robert J. Powell.
Friday, 17 May, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: KEN COWAN
Ken Cowan is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. Ken is making his eighteenth appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.