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Annual Carol Sing

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Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra

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.

You will be able to find details below 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 featuring our Annual Carol Sing and organist Michael Britt accompanying the silent film "Steamboat Bill Jr.," our 2021-2022 season will feature three events. We hope you are looking forward to the coming concerts and thinking about becoming a contributor or sponsor. Thank you to those who have contributed to the current and 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.

2021-2022 Season

Two Pianos & A Clarinet

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3 pm

A Welcome Back Concert: David Kreider, Don Horneff and David Duree will perform the music of Brahms, Artie Shaw, Aaron Copland and more in our first concert of the new season.

*Sponsored by Judy Morris

111th Annual Carol Sing

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 7 pm

A Hanover Tradition: Christmas carols sung and their stories (re)told by Steve McKonly and Landy Grimm,
accompanied by a live community orchestra under the direction of Jamie Brown. Attendance in the sanctuary will be limited and concertgoers will be required to wear a face mask. Seating will be first-come, first-served, and there will be no RSVPs or tickets. This event will be livestreamed and recorded on YouTube.

"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

The 2020 concert recording can be viewed on YouTube HERE.

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra

Featuring Bea Gilbert, resident soprano

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 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.

*Sponsored by Jane & Ken Cooper