2022-2023 Season

Emmanuel Music embarks on a season that explores the affinities between the music of J.S. Bach and contemporary practice. From our weekly cantata series to oratorios, resplendent with orchestra, chorus, and soloists, we will be traversing the broad range of Bach’s work throughout this season — music both profound and joyful. Our commitment to new works is renewed this season with the presentation of five newly commissioned motets, intentionally presented alongside selected cantatas.

Our 2022-2023 Ticket Policy

Mainstage Concerts

This Love
Between Us

Saturday, October 1
at 7:30pm
Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Music opens its 53rd season with a program devoted to the theme of unity and neighborly love.

In Reena Esmail’s “This Love Between Us”, Eastern and Western musical traditions collide — a traditional Bach orchestration enhanced with sitar and tabla — in an exploration of the seven Indian religious traditions, looking for common ground in a spiritual journey towards unity, harmony, and kindness.

Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Sunday, December 18
at 3:00pm
Emmanuel Church

J. S. Bach’s radiant Christmas Oratorio has become a holiday favorite at Emmanuel Music. The six cantatas that comprise this work fully set the festival mood for the Christmas season. Bach engages us with exquisite pastoral soundscapes, profound arias and chorales, and dazzling choruses with trumpets and drums.Come experience this masterpiece in one exhilarating evening as we create our own holiday tradition.

This Love

April 29, 2023

Emmanuel Church

In the spring, Emmanuel Music continues an exploration on the wilder boundaries of the theme of love. Through three cantata-inspired works of Britten – Phaedra, Serenade, and Les Illuminations – the orchestra and soloists of Emmanuel Music will guide you from the heights of Greek melodrama to the libertine Bacchanalias of Arthur Rimbaud, in an expression of the everlasting theme of intemperate and unrestrained love.

Signature Series

The Bach Cantata Series

Sundays at 10:00am
September 25, 2022-May 14, 2023

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

Lindsey Chapel Series

Thursdays at Noon
March 3 - April 7, 2023

Our popular Lindsey Chapel Series provides free performances by solo musicians and small ensembles from 12:00–1:00pm on Thursdays. This year, these performances will be performed both live in person and livestreamed to YouTube. Experience the architectural beauty and intimate acoustics of one of the most beautiful Lady Chapels in the country.

Bach Institute january Intensive

Showcase Concert

Sunday, January 16, 2023 at 7pm

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


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Past Performances

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