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 William Wisnom, David Lang, Ted Davis, Colin Lynch,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. For ticket purchase, call Emmanuel at (410) 778-3477; or write to Emmanuel Church Concerts, PO Box 875, Chestertown, MD 21620

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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, 21 OCTOBER                                                                                            7:30 p.m.
     Organ Recital: WILLIAM WISNOM
           William Wisnom is organist at Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville,MD

TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER                                                                                         6:00 p.m.
Emmanuel’s choir will sing Evensong of the Feast of St. Luke. The evening service is by Winter and the anthem is by Willan.

WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER            6:00 p.m.
        Thanksgiving Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening       
         service is by Harris and the anthem is by Elgar.

SUNDAY, 11 DECEMBER                                                                                       4:00 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.

THURSDAY, 5 JANUARY                                                                                         6:00 p.m.
        Twelfth Night Evensong will be sung by Emmanuel’s Choir. The evening
        service is by Wood in D and the anthem is by Larkin.

FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY                                                                                                      7:30 p.m.
     Organ Recital: DAVID LANG
        David Lang is Director of Music ant St. Dunston’s Episcopal Church in McLean, VA. He appeared at Emmanuel with trumpeter Paul Neebe in February, 2016.
SUNDAY, 17 FEBRUARY                                                                                         7:30 p.m.
      Organ Recital: TED DAVIS
          Ted Davis is Organist and Choir Master at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal
           Church in Baltimore, MD.
 WEDNESDAY, 1 MARCH                                                                                      6:00 p.m.
        Ash Wednesday
             Emmanuel’s Choir will sing traditions music for Ash Wednesday. The
              anthem is by Edward Bairstow.

FRIDAY, 17 MARCH                                                                                                7:30 p.m.
        Organ Recital: COLIN LYNCH
            Colin Lynch is assistant Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church,
            Copley Square, Boston, MA.

FRIDAY, 5 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
             Twenty-second appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.

THURSDAY, 25 MAY                                                                                                      6:00 p.m.
                Emmanuel’s choir will sing Evensong on the Feast of the Ascension.
                 The evening service is by Friedell and the anthem is by Abbott.