Friends of Music at Emanuel is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 to bring a highly artistic chamber music series to Emanuel Lutheran Church for the benefit of the Manchester/Greater Hartford community.
For generations, Emanuel has been known in the area as “the singing church,” a name that reflects both the wonderful resonance of the church’s acoustics and a lively music-making tradition. The Friends of Music at Emanuel chamber music series,builds on this great tradition by showcasing the finest musicians in the area and from around the world in a free concert series at Emanuel Lutheran Church of Manchester.
Emanuel’s acoustics are the perfect backdrop for a remarkable instrument collection, which includes a beautifully restored 1893 Steinway “D” concert grand, David Jacques Ways harpsichord, and Casavant pipe organ. Musicians and concert-goers alike have acclaimed Emanuel as a premiere destination for chamber music.
All concerts are completely free to the public, and supported by the generous donations of music lovers. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of Music at Emanuel, please write out a check to Emanuel Lutheran Church with “FME” in the memo line and mail it to the church address. Your donation will be used solely for the benefit of the concert series.
Community ART Gallery embracing various perspectives and diversity reflected in todays every changing world. Opening doors and eyes, in the neighborhood.
To encourage and inspire, with imagination, all that our historic downtown Manchester can be, through arts and cultural activities. This all volunteer organization plans events throughout the year, with their main calendar offerings once a month from May through September. Crafters, vendors, artisans, musicians, makers, dancers, actors, poets and those who love the arts will be engaged with the community at these events. Published dates and information will be made available at various town-wide locations at least one week prior to the events. For information, go to the website or the Facebook page.
Formed in 1960, Little Theatre of Manchester is an all volunteer theater company producing five mainstage productions each year, along with free play readings and the LTM Lunchtime Lecture series. Volunteers are always welcome and training is provided in all categories of theater arts. Casting is open to all, based on the qualities prescribed by the director of each show. LTM is located at historic Cheney Hall, and 1867 Federally designated historic site.