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Thanks, Sarah and Tim for your "Knoxville." Finally tuned in and heard it. So heartfelt and pure of spirit. It must be so daunting for any singer to stand in a corner alone, like being in front of a firing squad, without the comfort of the pianist and the piano right next to you. You did great and your Sarah light shone through as it always does.
This past Saturday, members of the Emmanuel Music ensemble, board and staff gathered in the beautifully decorated piano room of Taylor House for the first in a series of discussions to launch the strategic planning initiative "Emmanuel Music: 50 and Beyond" The conversation was robust and led to many revelations about how passionate we are not only to celebrate our tradition and accomplishments of the past but also - and equally as important - to create a bright future for the institution. How exciting to ponder and get ready for a 🌟50th Anniversary🌟 in a few short years! Keep an eye open for more updates and opportunities to engage and be part of this thrilling moment for Emmanuel Music! 📯🌟#EmmanuelMusicFiftyAndBeyond 🎻🎼 #EmmanuelLove ❤ #Bach #tradition #EmmanuelMusicNextGen #innovation
If it's August, it must be time for me to make a playlist of Emmanuel Music's 2017/18 season! Looking forward to another amazing year!
A most fascinating fascinator! Pat is ready for a Garden Party!

Ryan Turner, Artistic Director John Harbison, Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Music presents over fifty concerts each year in the historic Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street in Back Bay, Boston.

Craig Smith founded the organization in 1970 to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended. This tradition still continues today – every Sunday at 10 am during the “Cantata Season,” under the direction of Ryan Turner, Artistic Director. Over the years, Emmanuel Music has expanded to include an Evening Series and Chamber Series, presenting large-scale and operatic works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Harbison and others, as well as in-depth surveys of the chamber music of composers including Schumann, Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, and Beethoven. In 2014-15 we begin a multi-year exploration of Mendelssohn and Wolf. For more information about upcoming concerts and to purchase tickets, visit our website: www.emmanuelmusic.org

Emmanuel Music enriches the cultural life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 48-year tradition of performing weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, we perform concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, always challenging audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together over 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence and expressive intensity. In our outreach we are committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and reaching broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.

Operating as usual

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to our virtual worship on The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Download today’s bulletin here:https://www.emmanuelboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-10-04-Proper-22-FINAL.pdf

In accordance with advice from public health experts, those of us in the sanctuary are not singing. Hymns will be played a few times, so pick your favorite verses and sing with fervor for those of us who can’t!

Tomorrow! Bach Cantata BWV 51 conducted by Ryan Turner with soloists Carley DeFranco, soprano and Terry Everson, trumpet! Here are some photos of the rehearsal - note the social distancing and the “cage” for the trumpet! Join us online or in person - details at emmanuelmusic.org.

Last Sunday the Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music, conducted by Ryan Turner, presented Bach Cantata BWV 156, Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe with a multitude of intimate and virtuosic solos from Carrie Cheron, alto, Eric Christopher Perry, tenor, and Will Prapestis, bass, as well as from Jennifer Slowik, oboe. The morning also featured the gorgeous motet Christus factus est by Felice Anero.

If you'd like to experience the service and Bach Cantata again, visit our video library to watch again anytime.

Please join us next Sunday, October 4, for the 10 am service at Emmanuel Church or on Facebook to experience Bach Cantata BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! conducted by Ryan Turner with featured soloists Carley DeFranco, soprano, and Terry Everson, trumpet.

The seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hello, and thank you for joining us for our virtual worship on the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

In accordance with advice from public health experts, those of us in the sanctuary are not singing. Organist Kevin Neel will play through each hymn a few times, so pick your favorite verses and sing with fervor for those of us who can’t!

Download today’s bulletin here:https://www.emmanuelboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-09-27-Proper-21-FINAL.pdf

There’s still time to get to today’s Cantata- or live stream - info at emmanuelboston.org. The Orchestra and soloist, Sarah Moyer, is rehearsing in the Music Room

Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston

Hello, and thank you for joining us for our virtual worship on the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

In accordance with advice from public health experts, those of us in the sanctuary are not singing. Organist Kevin Neel will play through each hymn a few times, so pick your favorite verses and sing with fervor for those of us who can’t!

Today we welcome back Emmanuel Music as they celebrate the first cantata of their 50th season.

Download today’s bulletin here:https://www.emmanuelboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-09-20-Proper-20-FINAL.pdf

Hello, and thank you for joining us for our virtual worship on the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

In accordance with advice from public health experts, those of us in the sanctuary are not singing. Organist Kevin Neel will play through each hymn a few times, so pick your favorite verses and sing with fervor for those of us who can’t!

Today we welcome back Emmanuel Music as they celebrate the first cantata of their 50th season.

Download today’s bulletin here:https://www.emmanuelboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-09-20-Proper-20-FINAL.pdf

Virtual worship on the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hello, and thank you for joining us for our virtual worship on the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

In accordance with advice from public health experts, those of us in the sanctuary are not singing. Organist Kevin Neel will play through each hymn a few times, so pick your favorite verses and sing with fervor for those of us who can’t!

Today we welcome back Emmanuel Music as they celebrate the first cantata of their 50th season.

Download today’s bulletin here:https://www.emmanuelboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-09-20-Proper-20-FINAL.pdf

Yes, we begin our Bach Cantata season tomorrow with BWV 84! Here’s a shot of the rehearsal. For further information, go to EmmanuelMusic.org or EmmanuelBoston.org

Reflections on a Summer Well Spent . . A message from Pat Krol
https://conta.cc/3bu1Cwm

The Emmanuel musicians and staff had a virtual Town Hall meeting last evening - it was great to see everyone and hear about the summer and upcoming season plans!

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Token Creek Chamber Music Festival

Did you know? The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival is presenting a virtual festival, starting today! Artistic directors John & Rose Mary Harbison introduce the 2020 virtual season, concert compilations from thirty years of performances 1989 - 2019. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIeu65p-PmAXVT4wnK-W_Ww

youtube.com The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, established in 1989, takes place annually late in August at the sylvan summer retreat of John and Rose Mary Harbison,...

Thank you, Lori, for your 3 years as Emmanuel Music's Communications Manager! You've been an invaluable member of the staff, and we'll miss your easygoing style and smiling face. We wish you all the best as you prepare to serve the children of Lynn in your new position as Music Teacher! Hakuna Matata!

Late Night: Summer Sessions - "Schlummert Ein..."

Soprano Kristen Watson presents a new arrangement of "Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen", the touching central aria of Bach’s Cantata BWV 82a, "Ich habe genug". Supported by the audio production of husband Eric Reustle, Watson presents this aria both as soloist and accompanist, redeveloping and recording the instrumental parts with her voice. Watson and Reustle will present this work while sharing insights into their recording and editing process and close by performing Eric Sawyer's "Silver Wings".

[08/27/20]   Soprano Kristen Watson presents a new arrangement of "Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen", the touching central aria of Bach’s Cantata BWV 82a, "Ich habe genug". Supported by the audio production of husband Eric Reustle, Watson presents this aria both as soloist and accompanist, redeveloping and recording the instrumental parts with her voice. Watson and Reustle will present this work while sharing insights into their recording and editing process and close by performing Eric Sawyer's "Silver Wings".

Tonight is the final "Late Night at Emmanuel: Summer Sessions"! To watch the stream, visit our page at 9PM.

Soprano Kristen Watson presents a new arrangement of "Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen", the touching central aria of Bach’s Cantata BWV 82a, "Ich habe genug". Supported by the audio production of husband Eric Reustle, Watson presents this aria both as soloist and accompanist, redeveloping and recording the instrumental parts with her voice. Watson and Reustle will present this work while sharing insights into their recording and editing process and close by performing Eric Sawyer's "Silver Wings".

Late Night at Emmanuel: Summer Sessions continues tonight with "Colton Sings Marx"! Tune into our page at 9PM for the stream.

Soprano Kendra Colton revisits a never released recording made with pianist Laura Ward of stunning art songs by Austrian composer Joseph Marx, a composer and philosopher whose style can be compared to that of Wolf and Strauss. This recording was made in the renowned acoustic gem of Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA in 1999. In conversation with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Colton will share insights into these unique pieces, the life of Marx, and the experience of returning to these recordings two decades after they were made.

Late Night: Summer Sessions - "Night Game"

In a live-streamed candlelit performance from the Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, violist Sarah Darling presents a program of meditative night-themed pieces by composers Alan Hovhaness, Caroline Shaw, Anthony Green, and others. Darling also will share spoken word pieces that explore the themes and context of each work in our present lives.

Livestream by Dave Jamrog Audio/Video and HomespunLive

[08/14/20]   We will be coming back with Sarah Darling as soon as possible! We are fixing the sound issues, but rest assured that it will be beautiful!

Will you join us at 9p? Sarah Darling - live from Lindsey Chapel as part of our Late Night: Summer Sessions!

TONIGHT AT 9 PM! Late Night at Emmanuel: Summer Sessions! Sarah Darling, "Night Game"
https://mailchi.mp/2aead1390025/playing-in-the-dark?e=90c4b8b844

Late Night: at Emmanuel Session #2 - Sarah Moyer & Timothy Steele - "Knoxville: Summer of 1915"

Late Night: Session #2 - Sarah Moyer & Timothy Steele - Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Join us on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Arts at MIT's Weekend Concert Series honoring our beloved John Harbison! Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Fitzwater

https://arts.mit.edu/virtual-broadcasts/

Tonight at 9PM, Soprano Sarah Moyer and pianist Timothy Steele present Barber's lush and dream-like piece "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" in a reduced orchestration for piano. In conversation with Emmanuel Music Artistic Director Ryan Turner, Moyer and Steele will share insights into the text by poet James Agee as well as the recording process. Join us and ask questions via Facebook Live!

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What’s happening (digitally) in the arts world - The Boston Globe

Many thanks to The Boston Globe's Jeremy Eichler for his comments on Emmanuel Music, a "protean collective" about our new on-line "imaginative 'Late Night' series"! Sign up at emmanuelmusic.org to hear the remaining 4 sessions! https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/30/arts/whats-happening-digitally-arts-world/

bostonglobe.com This week's picks from Globe critics.

Late Night: Summer Session #1 - Inside Out

Violinist Rose Drucker and violist Daniel Doña break out of their roles as inner voices of the Arneis Quartet and share this program of duos inspired by folk traditions and mythology, including Bela Bartok’s "44 Duos," inspired by the folk music that he was collecting throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa.

Bohuslav Martinů’s "Three Madrigals" were inspired by his love of English madrigals mixed with Bohemian and Moravian folk music and Bachian counterpoint.

The program will end with Marco Adrián Ramos’s “The Hero Twins dance in the House of Knives,” a musical setting of a story from Mayan mythology.

Drucker and Doña will speak about the different folk elements presented and give brief anecdotes from their 17 years of playing chamber music together.

This session is offered free to the public and we welcome any generous donations through our website at www.emmanuelmusic.org.

[07/30/20]   Violinist Rose Drucker and violist Daniel Doña break out of their roles as inner voices of the Arneis Quartet and share this program of duos inspired by folk traditions and mythology, including Bela Bartok’s "44 Duos," inspired by the folk music that he was collecting throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa.

Bohuslav Martinů’s "Three Madrigals" were inspired by his love of English madrigals mixed with Bohemian and Moravian folk music and Bachian counterpoint.

The program will end with Marco Adrián Ramos’s “The Hero Twins dance in the House of Knives,” a musical setting of a story from Mayan mythology.

Drucker and Doña will speak about the different folk elements presented and give brief anecdotes from their 17 years of playing chamber music together.

This session is offered free to the public and we welcome any generous donations through our website at www.emmanuelmusic.org.

In the midst of silent concert halls and darkened churches, Emmanuel Music is pleased to announce a new series to lighten summer spirits. Beginning Thursday, July 30 at 9PM and unfolding over the coming weeks, the organization will present five virtual concerts of newly recorded and/or newly contextualized performances of music spanning nearly three centuries.

“Though this is a time of year when we are traditionally quiet, Emmanuel Music is moved by the pandemic to provide meaningful and thoughtfully created content for our community,” says Artistic Director Ryan Turner.

An extension of Emmanuel Music’s “Late Night” concept from recent seasons, this new summer series features music selected and curated by long-time affiliates, empowering our musicians to share their unique perspectives and talents. Turner and Emmanuel’s artistic staff chose the five programs from many proposals submitted for consideration.

“This series is an experiment,” says Emmanuel Director of Development Heath Marlow, “and depending on what we learn from it, we look forward to further experimentation during the upcoming season. "We are committed to continue finding ways to share our musicians' artistry with our audience.”

Videos of these wide-ranging concerts will be available on:
Facebook Live at 9PM
YouTube (the following day)
Our website (the following day)
https://conta.cc/3g7DMbp

As we anticipate summer we are also looking beyond. . . https://conta.cc/2YOA2VI

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Top musician Sarah Darling of Roslindale reflects on making music during the pandemic

Sarah Darling, Emmanuel Music (and many other ensembles) violist, is profiled by Keith Powers, and reflects on life as a freelance musician in this time of pandemic. . .

brookline.wickedlocal.com “When it began, I’d been playing nonstop for years,” Sarah Darling says. A key instrumentalist in many Boston ensembles, the

Listen ... Learn .... Love: A Message from Emmanuel Music Board President Dana Whiteside https://conta.cc/3dGt4az

Emmanuel Music: Bach and Harbison Live Interactive Webinar Conversation

A panel consisting of Ryan Turner, John Harbison, and Pamela Werntz will be discussing our release of our Bach and Harbison concert last season. If you would like to watch as a Zoom attendee, registration for the webinar can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_bej6PcfjSZSKUpDSQBrmqg

If registration is full, you can alternatively watch through Facebook Live and YouTube. Questions will be forwarded to panelists if time permits.

We are excited that Emmanuel Music's first ZOOM live interactive video webinar conversation will be taking place tomorrow, May 30, at 11 am. A panel consisting of Ryan Turner, John Harbison, and Pamela Werntz will be discussing our release of our Bach and Harbison concert last season. If you would like to watch as a Zoom attendee, registration for the webinar can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bej6PcfjSZSKUpDSQBrmqg

If registration is full, you can alternatively watch through Facebook Live and YouTube. Questions will be forwarded to panelists if time permits.

TOMORROW FACEBOOK LIVE at 6 PM Eastern Time!
Our own Michael Beattie, keyboardist and director of the Virginia Best Adams Masterclass.at the Carmel Bach Festival is featured!

Join us tomorrow, May 28, at 3 pm Pacific time for the next in our series of Facebook Live interviews. Tomorrow's guest will be Michael Beattie, keyboardist and director of the Virginia Best Adams Masterclass.

Emmanuel Music: Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia" Introduction with Ryan Turner

Throughout last season, works by Benjamin Britten were featured. The "Hymn to St. Cecilia" is an imaginative, important example of Britten’s singular gift for melding words and music, with this setting of poetry by Britten’s friend W. H. Auden. Listen to Emmanuel Music's full performance from September 2018 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpMSnY1b8X8

It's 🎵 Music Monday🎵 for Day 4 of #ArtWeekAtHome. Here is a vocal score page from Cantata BWV 48. Sing (or follow) along with our teaser video for Artweek to complete your daily challenge! https://youtu.be/aCzdk37QvN8

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Videos (show all)

The seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Virtual worship on the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Late Night: Summer Sessions - "Schlummert Ein..."
Late Night: Summer Sessions - "Night Game"
Late Night: at Emmanuel Session #2 - Sarah Moyer & Timothy Steele - "Knoxville: Summer of 1915"
Late Night: Summer Session #1 - Inside Out
Emmanuel Music: Bach and Harbison Live Interactive Webinar Conversation
Emmanuel Music: Britten's "Hymn to St. Cecilia" Introduction with Ryan Turner
Emmanuel Music: James Primosch's Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus
ArtWeek At Home with Emmanuel Music
Emmanuel Music: Conversation with Ryan Turner and John Harbison on Cantata BWV 14
Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata BWV 127 Discussion with Ryan Turner and Pamela Dellal

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