2021-2022 Season

Join us for a season exploring the range of Bach’s masterworks, from unaccompanied strings to our weekly cantatas, to large-scale oratorios—music that’s both exuberant and profound. We’ll also celebrate our 50th anniversary with musical storytelling in Folktales and Myths, our chamber festival featuring the premiere of Julian Grant’s fun, lighthearted Salt, a modern-day cantata.

Our 2021-2022 Ticket Policy

mainstage concerts

Christmas in Leipzig

Sunday, December 19, 2021
at 3:00pm
Emmanuel Church

The Chorus and Orchestra of Emmanuel Music return joyfully for celebratory music from Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig (1723). The perennial favorite, Bach’s Magnificat, is paired with the rarely performed Cantata, BWV 63. Bach brings to life the humble mystery and joy of the season, juxtaposing music both virtuosically dazzling and inwardly poignant.

J. S. Bach Christen ätzet diese Tag, BWV 63
J. S. Bach Magnificat, BWV 243a

J. S. Bach St. John Passion

Saturday, March 26, 2022
at 7:00pm
Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Music continues its tradition of exploring Bach’s most challenging and controversial works. This highly charged rendering of the Gospel of John is presented on the heels of conversations and lectures that engage with its troubling text—revealing this masterpiece of searing real-time drama and deeply felt emotion as absolutely essential listening. 

J. S. Bach St. John Passion, BWV 245

Simone Dinnerstein & Bach

Saturday, June 4, 2022
at 7.00pm
Emmanuel Church

Widely known for her distinctive musical voice and inventive interpretations of Bach, pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her Emmanuel Music debut in a captivating Bach program.

J. S. Bach Keyboard Concerto in g minor, BWV 1058
J. S. Bach Keyboard Concerto in E Major, BWV 1053
Philip Lasser, arr. Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott, BWV 721

Signature Series

The Bach Cantata Series

Sundays at 10:00am
September 26, 2021 - May 15, 2022

This season we perform cantatas by Bach, Ruehr, Harbison, and Primosch.

Lindsey Chapel Series

Thursdays at Noon
March 3 - April 7, 2022

This year’s Chapel Series, curated by the performers, pairs beloved music for unaccompanied strings by Bach with an arresting array of short pieces by living composers, including works of Adolphus Hailstork, Francois Rabbath, Kurt Rohde, Alec Roth, Agusta Read Thomas, and Errollyn Wallen. Experience the architectural beauty and intimate acoustics of one of the most beautiful Lady Chapels in the country.

Bach Institute MAY Intensive

Showcase Concert

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 7pm

The students of the Bach Institute May Intensive present a complete Bach cantata and selected obligato arias as the culmination of their immersive study.


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Past Performances

Past Performances