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

chamber festival

Folktales & Myths

October 23 & 24, 2021
Emmanuel Church

Our yearly Chamber Music Festival takes on the enchanting theme of Folktales & Myths, exploring storytelling through classical music. Featuring compositions by living composers Gabriela Lena Frank, Julian Grant, and John Harbison, along with pieces by Bach, this two day chamber festival continues the long tradition of using music as a tool for passing down myths and folktales throughout time.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00pm

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 Saint 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

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.
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Lindsey Chapel Free Series

Thursdays at Noon
March 3 - April 7, 2022

Compelling chamber music performed in the intimacy of Emmanuel Church's Lindsey Chapel
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Bach Institute Winter Intensive

Showcase Concert

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 7:00pm

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

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