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 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


FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER                                                                            7:30 p.m.                                                                         
     Organ Recital: SCOTT MONTGOMERY
            Scott Montgomery is director of Music Ministries and            
organist for Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in
Champaign, IL.            

SUNDAY, 18 OCTOBER                                                             4 p.m.                                     
     Evensong  (Feast of St. Luke, the Apostle)
                      Sung jointly by the choirs of Emmanuel and
Old St. Paul’s, Kent, the service is by Charles Wood,
in D, and the anthem is by B. Duckworth.

WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER                                                            6 p.m.
                    Thanksgiving Evensong will be sung by
Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening service is
by Moeran, and the anthem is by Lovelace.

SUNDAY, 13 DECEMBER                                                              4 p.m.                                                                                     
     Festival Service of Advent-Christmas Lessons and Carols                       
            The Choir of Emmanuel will sing a festival of Nine
Lessons and Carols for the Advent-Christmas season.

TUESDAY, 5 JANUARY                                                                  6 p.m.                                                                                     
    Evensong (Twelfth Night)
            Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir.
The evening service is by Wood, in A flat, and the
anthem is by Mendelssohn.

FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY                                                                        7:30 p.m.
     Organ Recital: JULIE EVANS
                     Julie Evans is Director of Music at the
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. This is her
second appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.

WEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY                                                                  6 p.m.                                                                           
        Ash Wednesday
                      Emmanuel’s Choir will sing traditional music for
Ash Wednesday. The anthem is by Edward Bairstow.

SUNDAY, 13 MARCH                                                                   5 p.m.                                                                                      
      Choral Concert
            The Maryland State Boychoir, under the direction of            
Stephen A. Holmes and Joseph G. Shortall will
showcase the Tour Choir in a performance of choral
works, sacred and secular, spirituals, hymns, gospel
and popular music.

FRIDAY, 15 APRIL                                                                        7:30 p.m.
      Organ Recital: IAIN QUINN
            Dr. Iain Quinn is Assistant Professor of Music at
Florida State University.  Dr. Quinn enjoys            
a distinguished career as an organist, musicologist
and composer.

FRIDAY, 6 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, TX. Ken is making his twenty-first appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.