EMMANUEL CONCERT SERIES
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Music at
Emmanuel 

Sharing the joy of music and the beauty of our parish with one and all.

Since 1993, The Emmanuel Concert Series has brought nationally and internationally known organists and choral ensembles to Chestertown.

The Concert Series showcases Emmanuel's beautiful and highly regarded Harrison & Harrison organ, and has presented a lively and varied mix of established concert organists and highly talented younger players. The Concert Series Committee strives for a diverse, interesting, and high quality roster of performers.

 

The Emmanuel Concert Series season is generally made up of five concerts between September and May. Concerts are usually on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons.

 

Subscribers may purchase a full season's series for a very affordable price. The Emmanuel Concert Series is entirely supported by its subscribers and a generous grant from the Kent County Arts Council.

To read more about our Harrison & Harrison organ, click here.

TICKET PURCHASE

​Regular Subscriptions to the five concerts may be purchased for $90 per adult or $20 for children and students with ID.

 

One may become a Patron for $150 or a Benefactor for $200. 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

 

Write to:

Emmanuel Church Concerts

PO Box 875

Chestertown, MD 21620

or call Emmanuel at (410) 778-3477

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.

SEASON SCHEDULE
2022-2023


Jeffrey Brillhart, Organist                 Friday, September 30, 2022                   7:30 p.m.

Jeffrey is the Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and on the music faculty at Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, where he teaches organ improvisation. 

Gabriel Benton, Organist                 Friday, October 21, 2022                       7:30 p.m.

Gabriel is the Principal Organist and Accompanist at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, Delaware, and a graduate of the Oberlin and Julliard Conservatories, and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.  Gabe can be found on Facebook.

Katherine Johnson, Organist            Friday, March 24, 2023                          7:30 p.m.

Katherine is a student in the organ department at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she studies with Christa Rakich.  In 2016 she was awarded the first prize in the high school division of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Competition

Jeremy Bruns, Organist                     Friday, April 14, 2023                           7:30 p.m.

Jeremy is the Director of Music and Organist at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Winchester Massachusetts, and formerly the Associate Organist at St. Thomas, Fifth Avenue (NYC) and Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts.  Jeremy can be found on Facebook.

Ken Cowan, Organist                      Friday, May 12, 2023                                 7:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned organist Ken Cowan is Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. Ken is making his Twenty-sixth appearance on the Emmanuel Concert Series.


Special Services – No ticket required:

 

Sunday, November 20, 2022        Thanksgiving Evensong                                6 p.m.

                       

Sunday, December 18, 2022        Advent/Christmas Lessons & Carols            4 p.m.

                             

Thursday, January 5, 2023           Twelfth Night Evensong                                 6 p.m.     

                             

Thursday, May 18, 2023               Ascension Evensong                                      6 p.m.