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 Wesley Parrott, Maxine Thevenot, Brian Jones, David Shelat 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.
All subscriptions must be received no later than Monday, 20 October, 2014.
Please make checks payable to Emmanuel Church Concerts and return to Emmanuel Church Concerts, P. O. Box 875, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
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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
Saturday, 18 OCTOBER 4:00 p.m.
Evensong (Feast of St. Luke, the Apostle)
The evening service is by Thomas Walmisley, and the anthem is by Norman
FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: WESLEY PARROTT
Wesley Parrott, a native of the Eastern Shore is Organist/Music Director at
St. Mary’s Church, Philadelphia. Mr. Parrott appeared on our second season
Concert Series in 1994-1995.
WEDNESDAY, 26 NOVEMBER
Evensong 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening
service is by Vaughan Williams, and the anthem is by Elgar.
SUNDAY, 7 DECEMBER
Festival Service of Advent Lessons and Carols 4:00 p.m.
The Choir of Emmanuel will sing a festival of seven Lessons and carols for
The Advent Season.
MONDAY, 5 JANUARY
Evensong 6:00 p.m.
Twelfth Night Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening
service is by Harris, and the anthem is by Larkin.
FRIDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: MAXINE THEVENOT
Maxine Thevenot is Organist, Music Director at The Cathedral of St. John,
Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is her fifth appearance on our series.
WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 6:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Choir will sing traditional music for Ash Wednesday. The
anthem is by Edward Bairstow.
FRIDAY, 20 MARCH 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: BRIAN JONES
Brian Jones is Organist/ Director of Music, emeritus, Trinity Church,
Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts. This is his third appearance on
FRIDAY, 3 April 6:00 p.m.
The service for Good Friday will include works by Samuel Sebastian
Wesley and Stuart Forester.
FRIDAY, 17 APRIL 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital: DAVID SCHELAT
David Schelat is Minister of Music at First and Central Presbyterian
Church, Wilmington, Delaware. He is also Dean of the Delaware Chapter
of the American Guild of Organists. This is his second appearance on our
FRIDAY,8 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 twentieth
appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.
THURSDAY, 14 MAY 6:00 p.m.
Ascension Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening
service is Wood in D, and the anthem is by Duckworth.