Lindsey Chapel Series

Thursdays at noon
February 15 - March 21, 2024

Nina Simone and Bach:
"A Connection of Two Geniuses"

Thursday March 7th, 2024 at 6:30pm
Emmanuel Church | $25 (In-person only)

Cantata Series
Bach Was frag ich nach der Welt, BWV 94

Sunday, February 25, 10.00am

Epstein: Prayer [Was frag ich nach der Welt/Hine Ma Tov Umanayim]

Sunday February 25, 10.00am

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

with St. Paul's Choir School
Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, 4.00pm

Season Announcement

2023– 2024 Performance Season

Inspiring artistry and captivating experiences through the lens of Bach

An Overview of your Impact

Our mission

Emmanuel Music engages with audiences and musicians to explore the enduring questions of our shared human experience, building on our core commitment to the music of J.S. Bach.

Upcoming

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Lindsey Chapel Series
February 15 — March 21, 2024

Our popular Lindsey Chapel Series provides free performances by solo musicians and small ensembles from 12:00–1:00pm on Thursdays throughout Lent. This year we present the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin of J. S. Bach performed by six extraordinary Boston violinists.  Experience the architectural beauty and intimate acoustics of one of the most beautiful Lady Chapels in the country.

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St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Saturday March 23, 2024,  4.00pm

Emmanuel Music presents Bach’s towering masterpiece, considered by some to be the greatest achievement in Western music: the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244. Profoundly beautiful, dramatic, and compelling, the St. Matthew Passion expresses our human condition and our capacity for hate, love, and transcendence like no other work.

Learn more
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Christmas At Emmanuel
On-Demand Through January 16, 2024

Join Emmanuel Music, along with Cambridge Common Voices, Andrew Clark, conductor, and Boston Children’s Chorus, Krystal Morin, conductor, for an opulent celebration of the holiday season, centered around Benjamin Britten’s dramatic cantata Saint Nicolas, inspired by Saint Nicholas’ legendary care for the poor and oppressed. Set against the lush horns and arias of Bach’s Epiphanytide cantata, Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65, we link holiday traditions old and new with a newly commissioned motet by Jonathan Woody, inspired by its accompanying program.

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learn and engage
The Bach Institute January Intensive: "Bach's Time"
January 4-15, 2024

The Bach Institute celebrates our 50+ years of experience studying and performing the works of Bach with public talks, open rehearsals, and concerts; we welcome a select group of talented musicians for an intensive workshop on Bach cantata arias , culminating in a final Showcase concert.

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Cantata
Bach Cantata Series at Emmanuel Church
Sundays September-May at 10.00am

Continuing our 50-year old tradition, Emmanuel Music presents Bach's astounding human document, in the liturgical setting for which it was intended, as well as other sacred works. Sundays at 10.00 am September - May.

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Learn & Engage
Bach for You
2023-2024 Offerings

Bach wrote some of the most sublime music, but that doesn't mean you should only observe it from a distance, on a pedestal. Here are some opportunities for self reflection and personal connection through the music of our favorite composer and those he inspired.

An Overview of your impact

We couldn’t be more delighted to celebrate with you, all of Emmanuel Music’s artistry and programming, both innovative and traditional, as we prepare to enter our 54th season.

We hope the below brochure will demonstrate how innovation meets tradition at Emmanuel Music; how we uphold our artistic legacy while embracing the tools and needs of our current moment.

As Emmanuel Music’s programs are 75% funded by individual philanthropy, none of this would be possible without your support in any amount.

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An essential destination for Bach performance and scholarship, Emmanuel Music offers inspiring artistry and experiences—welcoming both the seasoned listener and the newly curious—and exuberantly fulfills a vital and unique role in both the Boston and global cultural landscape.

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A Living Laboratory for the Music of J. S. Bach

The Bach Institute, now stretched across the entire performance season, is designed to be open and inclusive, providing access to learning about Bach's music and engaging in participatory activities designed for music professionals, aficionados, amateurs, and the public.

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How you can help us
Support Emmanuel Music

With your support, Emmanuel Music provides inspiring experiences for listeners from all walks of life and nurtures a warm, vital community that shares the love of extraordinary music.

Enriching the cultural life of Boston and the musical world at large.

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Emmanuel Music Annual Report 2023

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With your support, Emmanuel Music provides inspiring experiences for listeners from all walks of life and nurtures a warm, vital community that shares the love of extraordinary music—enriching the cultural life of Boston and the musical world at large.

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