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Carol Lundergan
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kairosconsort@gmail.com

Spring 2014 Concert Schedule - 20th Anniversary Year!

bulletSunday, February 2, 2014 :: 4:00 PM
Location:  Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W, West Park, NY

Kairos will present the first in its 2014 Bach Cantata Series with a performance of Cantata No. 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is the best time), with chamber orchestra. Cantata 106 is one of Bach’s earliest known cantatas, composed when he was only 22. The text consists of different Bible verses of the Old and New Testament, as well as individual verses of chorales by Martin Luther and Adam Reusner, all of which underscore the themes of finiteness and dying. The work is unusually scored for two flutes (or recorders), 2 cellos and continuo.

The concert will also feature a flute sonata performed by flutist Marcia Gates, and "Kyrie" and "Sanctus/ Benedictus" from Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcellae, performed by Kairos. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome (there is a suggested donation of $10 to help fund the Bach Cantata Series).  The cantata and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service.

Please note that no tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that you arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the performance.

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bulletSunday, March 16, 2014 :: 3:00 PM
Location:  St. George's Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY

Kairos will present a delightful program entitled “A Few of Our Favorite Things” in celebration of Kairos’ 20th anniversary year. The concert will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 3:00 PM at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105, Grand Street, Newburgh, New York. The program will feature music for both accompanied and unaccompanied chorus as follows:

  • Mid-Winter Songs (poems by Robert Graves) by contemporary American composer Morton Lauridsen for piano and chorus

  • Luscious accompanied part-songs by Franz Schubert, including the sublime Psalm 23 for women's chorus and the "Shepherds' Chorus" from Rosamunde

  • Six Chansons by 20th Century German composer Paul Hindemith

  • Palestrina's glorious Missa Papae Marcellae (Pope Marcellus Mass)

  • A set of surprising and unexpected treats including some vocal jazz favorites!

Gary Palmieri will join Kairos as its guest accompanist.

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Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 senior; $5 student/youth.



bulletSunday, April 13, 2014 :: 4:00 PM

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

Kairos will present its annual Lenten Lessons & Hymns Tenebrae Service at Holy Cross Monastery, with readings from the Old and New Testament interspersed with seasonal hymns and motets from the Renaissance to the present. Admission is free and all are welcome. Good-will donations will be collected (and matched by the Monastery Community) to benefit a local charitable organization.

Please note that no tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that you arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the performance.

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bulletSunday, May 18, 2014 :: 4:00 PM

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

Kairos will present the second in its 2014 Bach Cantata Series with a performance of Cantata No. 109, Ich glaube, lieber Herr (I believe, dear Lord), with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature an instrumental work by the Baroque master and a Baroque choral motet performed by Kairos. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome (there is a suggested donation of $10 to help fund the Bach Cantata Series).  The cantata and instrumental work will be performed as part of a choral evensong service.

Please note that no tickets are required for this service; however, it is suggested that you arrive at the Monastery at least 20 minutes before the performance.

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And in November:

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

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

In celebration of the group's 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 monumental 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 and was never performed in its entirety during his lifetime. It is widely regarded as one of the supreme achievements of classical music. 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 general admission price of $25. Use the link 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!

If you prefer to order by phone, please call 800-838-3006 and request Event #611983. Please be sure to give the operator the advance ticket discount code bminorspec to get your special ticket rate.



Our performance of the Mass in B-Minor, BWV 232 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.

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