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iCal 7:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: BachFest in Boston. A BachFest Leipzig Sendoff Concert. J.S. Bach: Was frag ich nach der Welt, BWV 94; Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101; Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113; Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137. With commissioned prelude motets by Marti Epstein, John Harbison (Fadensonnen), Elena Ruehr (Your Healing Word), and Errollyn Wallen. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: St. Matthew Passion. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. ‍Jonas Budris, Evangelist; David McFerrin, Jesus. With St. Paul's Choir School. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Christmas at Emmanuel. J. S. Bach: "Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen", BWV 65; Jonathan Woody: "As though on snow"; Benjamin Britten: Saint Nicolas. Charley Blandy, tenor (Nicolas). With Cambridge Common Voices and Boston Children’s Chorus. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 12:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Chorale Sing. Emmanuel Music Engagement and The Bach Institute invite one and all to an open chorale sing. Artistic Director Ryan Turner and Bach Institute Director Pamela Dellal will introduce a handful of chorales from the cantata repertoire and lead in singing and learning these pieces together. Participation is free of charge, but we ask that people register and let us know what voice part (soprano, alto, tenor bass) they would like to sing. We will provide all scores in advance and there will be support from organ and professional singers as well. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTfFIStY5KBdZ6nzdWR5Y0M4yA2PfQqF5cQVHySVCWeHVyaQ/viewform For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: This Love Unbound. Benjamin Britten: Phaedra; Serenade; Les Illuminations. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 10:00 AM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Cantata for a more Hopeful Tomorrow. Damien Geter: Cantata for a more Hopeful Tomorrow; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut Cervus. Cassandra Extavour, soprano; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello. Geter's work is based on J.S. Bach's cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12, and expresses the process of moving from fear to hope. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Christmas Oratorio. J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. Jonas Budris, tenor (Evangelist). For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 12:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Chorale Sing. Emmanuel Music Engagement and The Bach Institute invite one and all to an open chorale sing. Artistic Director Ryan Turner and Bach Institute Director Pamela Dellal will introduce five of the most famous and spectacular chorales from the cantata repertoire, and lead volunteers in singing and learning these pieces together. There is no fee to join, but we ask that people register and let us know what voice part (soprano, alto, tenor bass) they would like to sing. We will provide all scores in advance and there will be support from organ and professional singers as well. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Reena Esmail: This Love Between Us. Reena Esmail: This Love Between Us; J.S. Bach: O große Lieb (arr. Turner/Dellal). The seven movements of This Love Between Us juxtapose the words of seven major religious traditions of India (Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam), and specifically how each of these traditions approaches the topic of unity, of brotherhood, of being kind to one another. ‍ For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: St. John Passion. J. S. Bach: St. John Passion. Charles Blandy, Evangelist; David Tinervia, Jesus. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Christmas in Leipzig. J. S. Bach: Christen ätzet diese Tag, BWV 63; Magnificat, BWV 243a. Chorus and Orchestra of Emmanuel Music. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [online]: Handel - La Resurrezione. Filmed under the direction of Nathan Troup in Emmanuel Church. Carley DeFranco, soprano (Angelo); Kristen Watson, soprano (Maddalena); Christopher Lowrey, countertenor (Cleofe); Omar Najmi, tenor (San Giovanni); David McFerrin, baritone (Lucifero); Nathan Troup, director; Ryan Turner, conductor. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Online (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Kurt Weill: the Firebrand of Florence. Concert performance sung in English with supertitles. Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music. Ryan Turner, artistic director and conductor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone (Benvenuto Cellini); Chelsea Basler, soprano (Angela); Susan Consoli, soprano (Emilia); Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano (Duchess Medici); David Kravitz, baritone (Alessandro de Medici; Chris Voss, narrator; For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Seiji Ozawa Hall At Tanglewood, 297 West Street, Lenox MA 01240

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Bach Mass in B minor. Kendra Colton, Carley DeFranco, and Jessica Petrus, soprano; Carrie Cheronm Margaret Lias, Deborah Rentz-Moore, and Krista River, alto; Charles Blandy and Eric Carey, tenor; David Kravitz and Will Prapestis, bass. Tickets: $30 general; $60 2nd Tier; $95 1st Tier; $150 patron; $10 student. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 10:00 AM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: The Company of Heaven. Benjamin Britten: The Company of Heaven (a 45-minute cantata). Kristen Watson, soprano; Charles Blandy, tenor, Reverend Pamela Werntz and Peter Johnson, narrators. Presented during the regular Emmanuel Church worship service. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: The Beggar's Opera. Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera. Simon Dyer (Beggar); Michelle Trainor (Mrs. Peachum); David Cushing (Mr. Peachum); Margot Rood (Polly); Neal Ferreira (MacHeath); Carley DeFranco (Lucy Lockit); Omar Najmi (Filch); Katherine Growdon (Jenny Diver); Dana Whiteside (Lockit); Eric Christopher Perry (Harry Paddington); Will Prapestis (Ben Budge); Ryne Cherry (Mat of the Mint). Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Pickman Hall, Longy School Of Music Of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: The Beggar's Opera. Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera. Simon Dyer (Beggar); Michelle Trainor (Mrs. Peachum); David Cushing (Mr. Peachum); Margot Rood (Polly); Neal Ferreira (MacHeath); Carley DeFranco (Lucy Lockit); Omar Najmi (Filch); Katherine Growdon (Jenny Diver); Dana Whiteside (Lockit); Eric Christopher Perry (Harry Paddington); Will Prapestis (Ben Budge); Ryne Cherry (Mat of the Mint). Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Pickman Hall, Longy School Of Music Of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Bach and Harbison. John Harbison: Abraham (U.S. premiere of reorchestration); The Supper at Emmaus; J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio. Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: All Hail St. Cecilia. Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury; Hymn to St. Cecilia; G.F. Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day. Tickets: general $30; 2nd tier $60; 1st tier $95; patron $150; students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Metamorphoses: Orpheus in Oedipus. Matthew Aucoin: The Orphic Moment (Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano; Heather Braun, violin); John Harbison: Symphony No. 5 (Krista River, mezzo-soprano; David Tinervia, baritone); Igor Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (Jon Jurgens, tenor (Oedipus); Michelle Trainor, soprano (Jocasta); David Kravitz, baritone (Creon, Messenger); David Cushing, bass (Tiresias); Matthew Anderson, tenor (Shepherd)). With the Harvard Glee Club. Tickets: $30 general admission, $60-125 premium, $10 student. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:30 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Christmas Oratorio. Jonas Budris, tenor (Evangelist). Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: St. Matthew Passion. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. Charles Blandy, tenor (Evangelist); Paul Max Tipton, baritone (Jesus). With Boston Children's Chorus. Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 7:30 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: St. Matthew Passion. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion. Charles Blandy, tenor (Evangelist); Paul Max Tipton, baritone (Jesus). With Boston Children's Chorus. Tickets: General $30; 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95; Patron $150; Students $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116

iCal 3:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Apollo. Edwin Sung: Overture to Apollo e Dafne (World Premiere); G.F. Handel: Apollo e Dafne; W.A. Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus. Susan Consoli, soprano; Margot Rood, soprano; Sarah Yanovitch, soprano; Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; Dana Whiteside, baritone. Children’s pre-concert activities (ages 6-high school) on Sunday. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Apollo. Edwin Sung: Overture to Apollo e Dafne (World Premiere); G.F. Handel: Apollo e Dafne; W.A. Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus. Susan Consoli, soprano; Margot Rood, soprano; Sarah Yanovitch, soprano; Katherine Growdon, mezzo-soprano; Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; Dana Whiteside, baritone. Children’s pre-concert activities (ages 6-high school) on Sunday. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:30 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Bach Reinvented. J.S. Bach: The Contest between Phoebus and Pan, BWV 201; Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins (sung in an English translation by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman). With Ubanity Dance, Betsi Graves, Director. Pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm by Ryan Turner and Betsi Graves. Tickets: General $30, 2nd Tier $60; 1st Tier $95, Patron $150, Student $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

iCal 4:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Vocal recital. Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch. Kendra Colton, soprano; William Hite, tenor; Kayo Iwama, piano. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Bach Reconstructed. J.S. Bach: St. Mark Passion. A reconstruction of Bach's “third” passion, carefully made by modern scholars and composers. Soloists: Mark McSweeney (Jesus); Jason McStoots (Evangelist); Frank Kelley (Peter); Margaret Lias (Judas); Paul Guttry (High Priest); Rebecca Whittington (Maid); Charles Blandy (Pilate); Dana Whiteside (Soldier); Deborah Rentz-Moore (Centurion); Eric Perry (Alterus); Kendra Colton, soprano; Susan Consoli, soprano; Pamela Dellal, alto; David Tinervia, bass. Pre-concert conversation with Bach scholar Christoph Wolff at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: General $30, 2nd Tier $50; 1st Tier $70, Patron $150, Student $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: Bach Rearranged. J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2, BWV 1067; Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064R; Ward Swingle: Bach vocal arrangements; Igor Stravinsky: Four Preludes and Fugues from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Emmanuel Music [MA]: St. John Passion. J.S. Bach St. John Passion. Evangelist: Matthew Anderson; Jesus: Dana Whiteside; Roberta Anderson, soprano; Brenna Wells, soprano; Pamela Dellal, alto; Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto; Jonas Budris, teno; Frank Kelley, tenor; Bradford Gleim, bass; Mark McSweeney, bass; Paul Max Tipton, bass. A pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, The Rev. Pamela L. Werntz, and Cantor Lynn Torgove addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised by this work. Tickets: General $30.00, 2nd Tier: $50.00, 1st Tier: $70.00, Patron: $150, Student: $10. For more information, call 617-536-3356 or email music@emmanuelmusic.org. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston MA 02116 (View flier)

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Archived Online Events

  • Arts Empowering Life Foundation [MA]: Dr. Samuel Adler: 95 Years of Music To Speak To Our Time (lecture). A lecture celebrating creativity in music and the arts by Samuel Adler, composer of 400 published works, teacher for sixty-three years at Juilliard and Eastman, and student of Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, and Randall Thompson, among others. At age ten he narrowly escaped Nazi Germany during Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass.” At age ninety-five, he continues to compose and speak. A recent album of his music sung by Gloriae Dei Cantores, To Speak to Our Time, won a 2023 American Prize. The lecture is livestream only (streaming link will be available at the address provided); free admission. [1/13/2024] Brewster MA Visit archive
  • WIngs of Song, Community Chorus [MA]: Celtic Noëls, Christmas pieces from Brittany and elseware in France. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Celtic Noëls, the concert presented in early December, can be heard once again! These pieces are deeply devotional and deeply Christmasy all from France, with a special focus on Brittany. All but a handful of the pieces in the original concert will be represented, and yes, there will be a drum and a gong. Admission by freewill offering, divided equally between performers and host church. [1/6/2024] Southbridge MA