BOSTON │On October 1 at 8:00 p.m., Emmanuel Music, under the direction of Ryan Turner will commence its 46th season. The season features the first performance of Bach's “St. Matthew Passion” under the baton of Turner, the third year of their Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, a concert featuring the works of young Handel and Mozart, and a world premiere from the winner of Emmanuel Music’s first annual Handel Overture Composition Competition.
The Evening Concert Series:
Concert I — Edward M. Pickman Hall – Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge
|Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 p.m.|
Tickets: $30; $60; $120; Students $10
Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. |
Pay what you wish $5 - $50; $60; $120; Children 6-12 free
|Handel Overture||Competition Winner World Premiere Overture|
|Handel (at age 25)||“Apollo e Dafne”|
|Mozart (at age 11)||“Apollo and Hyacinth”|
Apollo, god of music, inspires Handel and Mozart at the height of their youthful creativity. The performances will feature sopranos Susan Consoli and Margot Rood; tenor, William Hite and baritone, Dana Whiteside and a world premiere by the winner of the Handel Overture Composition Competition.
Concert II — Emmanuel Church, Boston
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
|Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. |
Tickets: $30; $60; $95; $150;
|Bach||St. Matthew Passion|
Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, Year III — Sundays at 4 p.m. Parish Hall at Emmanuel Church
October 23 and 30, 2016
April 23 and 30, 2017
Tickets: $30; $55; Students $10
Emmanuel Music continues the exploration of the chamber works of Felix Mendelssohn and Hugo Wolf. Highlights will include the complete “Goethelieder” (“Goethe Songs”) by Wolf, Mendelssohn's gorgeous “Lieder ohne Worte” (“Songs without words”) and the solitary Wolf String Quartet in D minor. Bach Cantata Series - Emmanuel Church, Boston | Free Sundays, September 24, 2016 - May 14, 2017 — 10 a.m. Emmanuel Music continues its 46-year unique tradition of presenting Bach sacred cantatas with full orchestra, chorus, and soloists in a liturgical context at Emmanuel Church Sunday services.
Bach Cantata Series - Emmanuel Church, Boston | Free
Sundays, September 24, 2016 - May 14, 2017 — 10 a.m.
Emmanuel Music continues its 46-year unique tradition of presenting Bach sacred cantatas with full orchestra, chorus, and soloists in a liturgical context at Emmanuel Church Sunday services.
The Bach Institute - Emmanuel Church, Boston │Free
January 7 – 23, 2017
Conservatory and college students are invited by audition to this January residency for an intensive exploration of the history and performance of Bach arias and cantatas, under the guidance of Emmanuel Music faculty. Recitals, master classes, and talks are free and open to the public.
Free Thursday Noon Lindsey Chapel Series -Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church | Free
March 2 - April 6, 2017 at 12 noon
Six free concerts in the intimate and beautiful Leslie Lindsey Chapel will present Bach’s elegant French Suites, BWV 812-817, performed by members of the Emmanuel Music ensemble.
About Emmanuel Music
Emmanuel Music, a collective group of singers and instrumentalists, was founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J. S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended, an endeavor twice completed and a tradition which continues under the leadership of Ryan Turner, Artistic Director. Over the years, Emmanuel Music has garnered critical and popular acclaim through its presentations of large-scale and operatic works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, and Mozart, its in-depth exploration of the complete vocal, piano, and chamber works of Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and others, and its presentation of contemporary music, especially the work of composer John Harbison. The organization shares its artistic and educational resources with the community through its Community Connections program, The Bach Institute, and the Lindsey Chapel Series.
For information www.emmanuelmusic.org
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Emmanuel Music is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Emmanuel Church. Emmanuel Music programs are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Cultural Council.