Musical Events

Emmanuel Church is happy to present musical events for the Newport community.

#EmmanuelChurchMusicHymns for Use During Worship Privately or Online

These hymns are played by Raymond Buttero, the organist.  Each video has the lyrics embedded so that you can sing along.  Sorry, I couldn’t get a bouncing ball.


Holy Week Hymns

Hymn 158 – Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

Hymn 166 – Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

Hymn 167 – There is a green hill far away

Hymn 168 – O sacred head, sore wounded

Hymn 171 – Go to dark Gethsemane

Hymn 172 – Were you there when they crucified my Lord 

Emmanuel’s Christmas music in 2020

Christmas Eve Prelude – December 24, 2020

Christmas Eve – Silent Night – December 24, 2020

Hymn 81 – Lo how a rose e’er blooming

Hymn 87 – Hark! the herald angels sing

Hymn 89 – It came upon a midnight clear

Hymn 96 – Angels we have heard on high

Hymn 99 – Go tell it on the mountain

Hymn 100 – Joy to the world

Hymn 105 – God rest you merry, gentlemen

Hymn 109 – The first nowell

Hymn 112 – In the bleak midwinter

The Melody from the Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart

The Melody from the Magic Flute was arranged for handbells by Raymond Buttero.

Raymond Buttero’s Piano Concerts from his Home

Raymond Buttero, organist at Emmanuel Church, presented piano concerts from his home during the COVID pandemic.

These are the pieces he played and the dates when he played them.  The links are to the YouTube videos of these concerts.

Raymond Buttero Concert List

Organ Music Offered by Raymond Buttero

Andante from Organ Concerto No. 7 by G. F. Handel

Garotte from French Suite No. 5 by J. S. Bach, arranged by N. Rawsthorne

Pieds en l’air from Capriol Suite by P. Warlock, arranged by N. Rawsthorne

The Swan by C. Saint-Saens, arranged by A. Guilmant


Previous Musical Events:

We continue our tradition of Blessing the Animals in 2020.  St. Francis of Assisi once again visited us to help the Rev. Della Wager Wells bless our four-legged congregants.

While not strictly a music event, the 2019 Blessing of the Animals was very musical with the chorus of dogs bringing their people forward for a blessing from the Rev. Della Wager Wells and our special guest, St. Francis of Assisi!

Lunau & Sund, the folk singer/songwriters from Denmark performed on April 13,2019. Watch

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir performed the Offertory Anthem and Communion Anthem on May 5, 2019.

Raymond Buttero’s postlude for Christ the King Sunday, November 24, 2019 was the Toccata from Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor.



Sunday 10 am services will be outdoors. 8am service indoors require masks.