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Fall 2014 Concert Schedule - 20th Anniversary Year!

bulletSunday, November 9, 2014 :: 4:00 PM

Location:  St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY

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In celebration of Kairos' 20th anniversary as the premiere vocal ensemble of the Hudson Valley, and as the third performance in its 2014 Bach Cantata Series, Kairos presents Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece Mass In B Minor (BWV 232) with orchestra. It is fitting that the concert will be held at St. Joseph's Church in New Paltz, where Kairos began its long and illustrious career.

The Mass In B Minor was one of Bach's last compositions, not completed until 1749, the year before his death. It was the longest and most complex setting of the Mass ever written up to that date and was never performed in its entirety during Bach's lifetime.

The Mass originated in 1733 as a setting of the "Kyrie" and "Gloria", the only movements of the Mass traditionally set to music in Lutheran services. However, in his last years, Bach extended the work to include the entire Mass text, transforming it into a universal statement that transcends doctrinal limitations. In compiling the Mass, Bach drew on many of his earlier works, revising and refining them in search of an ultimate perfection of form and content. Bach scholar Christoph Wolff describes the work as representing "a summary of his writing for voice, not only in its variety of styles, compositional devices, and range of sonorities, but also in its high level of technical polish ... Bach's mighty setting preserved the musical and artistic creed of its creator for posterity."

The celebration continues with a post-concert reception - all are welcome!

Advance ticket are now available for $5 off the regular general admission price of $25. Click on the Brown Paper Tickets icon below to order your tickets - click on the "Enter a password or discount code" link and enter bminorspec to get your special rate. These tickets are available for a limited time only, so be sure and order now before they're gone!

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Our performance of the Mass in B Minor is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

bulletSunday, December 14, 2014 :: 3:00 PM

Location:  Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY

Kairos will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols at Holy Cross Monastery. The service will intersperse readings from the Old and New Testaments with seasonal motets, hymns and carols. A holiday reception will follow the service and all are cordially invited to attend.

This service has become a much-beloved tradition in the Hudson Valley and seating is limited. Please arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the service in order to ensure admission to the service.

The service is free and open to the public and all are welcome. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be matched by the Holy Cross Community. All donations will be sent to a local Hudson Valley food bank.