After promoting the Emmanuel Lutheran Music Series for the past year, I attended one of their concerts for the first time yesterday. All I can say is, “WOW!”
I will admit right here that I did not take to choral and classical music when I was growing up like my two musically-talented older sisters. I guess I just wanted choir practice to end so I could get into the next kickball or baseball game at the Franklin School playground. That being said, I’m pretty sure my musical appreciation IQ reached a new high yesterday while in the presence of some incredibly talented singers and musicians from The Hill School, The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus and Cantatica, the ensemble-in-residence for the 2011-2012 season at Emmanuel. The program featured “Music of the Celtic Isles,” and every piece was stunning – from solemn to achingly beautiful to Riverdance-inspiring.
Below is the schedule for the rest of the season, along with links. Mark calendars and make a point to get there. Emmanuel – under the creative leadership of Andrew Meade, head of Music Ministry – is bringing some world-class talent to town and showcasing homegrown talent, too.
Please note that there are actually two series: Emmanuel’s Music Series and Cantatica’s series. The Emmanuel Series is generally free; admission is charged for the Cantatica events. See you there!
Emmanuel Lutheran is located at 150 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.
For a brochure of Emmanuel’s music series, click here.
For more info on Cantatica, visit www.cantatica.org.
(all concerts held on Sunday)
ELENA ULYANOVA, Piano Masterpieces – Oct. 23, 4 pm, Free
READING CHORAL SOCIETY, Celebration of Light – Dec. 11, 4 pm, Free
MATTHEW LEWIS, Pipe Dreams (organ) – Feb. 26, 2012, Free
MEGAN DURHAM, Mystery of the Song (mezzo-soprano) – Mar. 25, 2012, 4 pm, Free
WESTMINSTER KANTOREI – April 29, 2012, 4 pm, Free
AN AMERICAN THANKSGIVING – Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
GUEST ARTIST: The Coventry Singers
CABARET SONGS, A Special Gala Fundraising Event – Sunday, March 11, 2012, 4 PM
FEATURING: Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano
JOYFUL, JAZZY AND JEWISH! – Sunday, May 27, 2012, 4 PM
FEATURING: Klezmer Band
$12 Adults – $10 Seniors – $8 Students
Tickets available at the door.
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