BachLab by Emmanuel Music

  • Inside This Love Unbound

    Peek behind the scenes of This Love Unbound, Emmanuel Music’s upcoming collaboration with Urbanity Dance. Through conversation with dancers Haley Day and Alex Davis, choreographer Shura Baryshnikov, and artistic director Ryan Turner, learn about the process of bringing this collaboration to life.
  • An Epiphanytide Premiere with Mason Bynes

    Composer Mason Bynes joins Bachlab to chat about the upcoming premiere of her motet Epiphanytide on Sunday, February 5. The motet was commissioned by Emmanuel Music to be paired with Bach Cantata BWV 92. We explore her compositional style, musical outlook, as well as influences and insights on her new motet. Visit to learn more about attending the presentation this Sunday!
  • Why Emmanuel, Why Now with Dana Whiteside

    Board president Dana Whiteside lets us behind the scenes of Emmanuel Music to learn about the board’s purpose and impact. In learning about our vision, we are able to see its impacts - once again realizing the power of art and community. 
  • 4. What Is a Cantata? With Pamela Dellal (Part 2)

    Claudia and Pamela Dellal continue to explore Bach cantatas by listening to BWV 115 and delving into the sound, components, and intersection between music and texts that makes these works so powerful.
  • 3. What Is a Cantata? With Pamela Dellal (Part 1)

    Bach cantatas are at the heart of our work at Emmanuel Music. But what is a cantata? In part one of our conversation exploring these works, Pamela Dellal talks Claudia through the history and context of cantatas, how Bach encountered and worked with them, the sources of text, their purpose, and more. 
  • 2. Exploring This Love Between Us with Reena Esmail

    We bring you a conversation with composer Reena Esmail and Artistic Director Ryan Turner ahead of Emmanuel Music's performance of her piece, This Love Between Us, on Saturday October 1st. Learn about Reena’s cross-cultural compositional style, the ideas that inspired the piece, and how it will be paired with Bach at Emmanuel Music. Visit for tickets to This Love Between Us on October 1!
  • Who We Are with Ryan Turner

    In the first episode of BachLab, Claudia is joined by Artistic Director Ryan Turner to explore who we are at Emmanuel Music, from our history and founding to our spirit and approach to Bach.