Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
2019-2020 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. A dessert reception will follow 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. The 2019-2020 Concert Campaign is now underway. We hope you are looking forward to the coming season and thinking about becoming a contributor or sponsor. Thank you to those who have already contributed!
If you would like to support the Concert Series, print the form found at the CONTRIBUTE button below and return by mail.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3 pm
An afternoon of classical music performed by the Codo Ensemble features Blanka Bednarz, violin; Elizabeth Erenberg, flute; Danielle Karppala, cello; Alice Bish, viola; and Ken Osowski, piano. Brilliantly blended, these talented musicians have performed internationally and with regional orchestras and chamber groups. Their program will include Flute Sonata in C major, BWV 1033, by J.S. Bach; Flute Quartet in C major, K.Anh.171/285b, by Mozart; Serenade in D major, Op.25, by Beethoven; and Piano Quartet No.1, Op.25, by Brahms.
*Concert Sponsor: Estelle King
109th Annual Carol Sing
Sunday, December 22, 7 pm
A Hanover Tradition: Christmas carols sung
and their stories (re)told by
Steve McKonly and Landy Grimm,
accompanied by a 30-piece community orchestra
directed by Jamie H. Brown.
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
One Piano — Four Hands
Don Horneff and Myfanwy Jacob-Smith
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3 pm
Don Horneff moves with ease from one keyboard to another and genuinely enjoys playing many styles of music. He has performed Rigaudon by Andre Campra on organ with The Eastman Trombone Choir of The Eastman School of Music (NY) and on harpsichord with the Washington Cornet and Sackbutt Ensemble. At the Annual Emmanuel Carol Sing, he can be found at the organ and playing 4-hand piano with Myfanwy. As director of music at Emmanuel, Don rings handbells and plays their magnificent 4 manual 52-rank organ, grand piano, and Clavinova.
Myfanwy Jacob-Smith grew up in Keymar, Md., and began piano lessons with Fern Kramer at age 12. She graduated from McDaniel College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in music. She has taught piano lessons since 2001 and is the children’s choir director at First United Methodist Church in Hanover. Myfanwy lives in Littlestown with her husband, four sons, dog and cat.
*Concert Sponsor: Sandy Rebert, in Memory of Ann & Billy Wilkinson
Organist with Classic Film "The Freshman"
Saturday, February 22, 7 pm
Starring Harold Lloyd, this 1925 silent film is the story of a nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus … So he joins the football team!
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.
*Concert Sponsor: Judith K. Morris
Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra
Featuring Bea Gilbert, resident soprano
Sunday, March 22, 3 pm
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
Annual Carol Sing