On September 24, 2011 Emmanuel Musickicks off its 41st season with one of the greatest works in Western art, Bach’s B Minor Mass, BVW 232, at Emmanuel Church at 8pm with Artistic Director Ryan Turner conducting.
The evening features the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music and begins with a pre-concert talk at 7:00 PM with Robin A. Leaver, Emeritus Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College and Visiting Professor at Yale University.
"Having performed all of Bach's sacred cantatas and major works, no ensemble is more equipped to deliver a seasoned, yet fresh and vibrant voice to this masterpiece,” proclaims Emmanuel Music’s Artistic Director Ryan Turner. “The B Minor Mass represents a life's work; Bach's greatest achievement, full of quotes from his other works, including much of what he wrote in his middle twenties. Whether familiar with the piece or hearing it for the first time, it is sure to provoke, excite and inspire."
Soloists include: Matthew Anderson, Roberta Anderson, Kendra Colton, Susan Consoli, Thea Lobo, Miranda Loud, Deborah Rentz-Moore, Sumner Thompson, Krista River, Teresa Wakim, Donald Wilkinson, and Zachary Wilder.
Emmanuel Music’s 2011-2012 season features works of Bach, Stravinsky, and Mozart; continues a multi-year survey of the chamber and vocal music of Beethoven; features two special performances by world renowned piano virtuoso Russell Sherman and acclaimed tenor Frank Kelly and includes a performance at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center.
Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series
Thursdays through March 29, 2012
12 Noon, Leslie Lindsey Chapel-Emmanuel Church
Emmanuel Music at Rockport Music – The Splendour of the Baroque
Sunday, March 18, 2012
3PM, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA
Bach Cantata Series at Emmanuel Church
Sundays, through May 13, 2012
10AM, Emmanuel Church
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-star TAJ BOSTON will be serving a three-course dinner for $35 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only. The price excludes tax and gratuity. To make reservations contact the Taj directly at 617.598.5255.
Based at Emmanuel Church in Boston, the ensembles and soloists of Emmanuel Music (a separately incorporated non-profit) present 40 to 50 concerts annually in three series: the Cantata Series, the Evening Series, and the Chamber Series. Emmanuel Music was established in 1970 by Mr. Smith with a group of New England Conservatory students to perform the sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the context for which they were created, a Sunday worship service. The Cantata Series remains the core of the organization’s activities and is the only one of its kind in the United States. The Evening Series features large-scale works from the baroque, classical, and early romantic eras, and premieres of works by its resident composer and Principal Guest Conductor, Pulitzer-Prize winner John Harbison, James Primosch and others. The Chamber Series is dedicated to the encyclopedic exploration of chamber works by great composers, currently Beethoven. The organization shares its artistic and educational resources with the community through its Community Connections program, The Bach Institute, and the Lindsey Chapel Series.
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Emmanuel Music is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Emmanuel Church.
Emmanuel Music programs are supported in part by a grant from
the Massachusetts Cultural Council.