15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based music ensemble comprising a professional chamber orchestra and chorus. Emmanuel Music was founded in 1970 by founding Artistic Director Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of Bach Cantatas at Emmanuel Church - a cycle which has since been completed several times. Ryan Turner was named Artistic Director in 2010. Emmanuel Music now gives over fifty performances each year including a vocal and instrumental chamber music series, large-scale performances of opera, symphonies, and oratorios, free Lindsey Chapel Series, informal musician-curated Late Night Series, collaborations and tours.
Emmanuel Music has premiered a number of contemporary compositions including works by composer John Harbison and has recorded six CDs for KOCH International, one CD on the Nonesuch label, and one CD on the Emmanuel Music and AVIE labels. Emmanuel Music sponsors educational and outreach activities as part of the Community Connections program.