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Annual Carol Sing

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Michael Britt

Community Concert Series

Our annual concert series serves as an outreach to Hanover and the surrounding communities to introduce each and all to the beauty of Emmanuel and to offer the gift of music presented here. In the past, a dessert reception followed each concert to meet the performing artists. You will be able to find details here and on our Events page. All concerts are held in Emmanuel's sanctuary and are free and open to the public—made possible by generous sponsors.


After an abbreviated 2020 season, organizers are making preliminary plans for a possible 2021-2022 season. We hope you are looking forward to the coming events and thinking about becoming a contributor or sponsor. Thank you to those who have contributed to past Concert Campaigns! If you would like to support the Concert Series, print the form found at the CONTRIBUTE button below and return by mail.

2020 Season

Michael Britt

Organist with Classic Film "Steamboat Bill, Jr."

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 7 pm


Buster Keaton stars in the title role of this 1928 silent film, as the owner and captain of a paddle steamer that has seen better days.

Michael Britt is a performer of theater organ music and is in demand throughout the country as a silent film accompanist. He was invited to perform at Baltimore’s Senator Theatre where he accompanied five silent films for the National Film Registry Tour, which was sponsored in part by the Library of Congress.

This performance was livestreamed and recorded and is available to view on YouTube. Contact the office at for the link.


*Concert Sponsor: Judith K. Morris

110th Annual Carol Sing

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 7 pm

A Hanover Tradition: Christmas carols sung and their stories (re)told by Steve McKonly and Landy Grimm.

This year features a live string ensemble and organ, plus recorded vocalists.

The appeal of Christmas, the carol spirit—what a sense of kindliness and genuine human feeling these old songs generate. For many, the charm of Christmas is inseparably associated with the country; with thoughts of frosty fields, of bells heard far away, of huge decorated pines, of carols sung under starlit skies by folks of all ages gathered on street corners and in neighborhoods. ~Adapted from Christmas Carols songbook, John Wanamaker, 1925

This event was livestreamed and recorded and can be viewed on YouTube HERE.

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra -- POSTPONED

Featuring Bea Gilbert, resident soprano

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra is one of more than 30 active mandolin orchestras in the United States today.  The classical mandolin is currently enjoying a renaissance in our country, and the BMO is proudly riding that wave of popularity. Under the direction of Mark Linkins, musicians will play an eclectic mix of classical music, marches, concert dance tunes and a variety of other traditional and original contemporary compositions for mandolin orchestra.

*Concert Sponsor: Ken & Jane Cooper