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For bookings and related information please contact:

Carol Lundergan
Publicity Director
kairosconsort@gmail.com

Fall 2015 Concert Schedule

bulletSunday, October 18, 2015 :: 4:00 PM
    Location:  Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY

Kairos will present the third in its 2015 Bach Cantata Series (now in its10th year!) with a performance of Cantata No. 97, In allen meinen Taten, with chamber orchestra. The concert will also feature an orchestral chamber work by the Baroque master and several sacred motets performed by Kairos.

The cantata, motets and orchestral work will be performed within the context of an evensong service in the chapel of the Monastery. The service is open to the public with a $10 suggested donation, all of which will be used to fund the Bach Cantata Series and ensure future performances. Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating.



bulletSaturday, November 14, 2015 :: 7:30 PM
    Location:  Concert venue TBA - check back for updates

bulletSunday, November 15, 2015 :: 4:00 PM
    Location:  Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY

Kairos presents a special concert of a cappella works entitled "Water Music", featuring a wonderful selection of sacred and secular a cappella choral works from the Medieval to the present, all depicting different themes of water: tumultous (and sometimes deadly) seas, calm, peaceful lakes and streams, redemptive baptisms, flowing rivers, life-sustaining sustenance . The centerpiece of the performance is a stunning choral work by contemporary Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi entitled Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, which the composer dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the shipwreck of the Estonia on September 28, 1994. The work combines a "folk song" soprano solo (very loosely based on the "Nearer, my God, to Thee" hymn) with Latin texts from the ancient Requiem mass, both whispered and sung by the chorus.

The concert will also feature "water" works by Barber, Kverno, Brahms, Monteverdi, Lasso, Palestrina, and others, and will conclude with a beautiful set of spirituals. A concert not to be missed!

Tickets are $20 general admission; $15 seniors; $5 youth/students. Online and phone ticket sales will begin on September 1, 2015 - please check back in the coming weeks for instructions on how to order advance tickets.



bulletSunday, December 20, 2015 :: 3:00 PM
    Location:  Holy Cross Monastery, 1615 Route 9W, West Park, NY

Kairos will present its annual Advent Lessons & Carols service. This beautiful service will feature readings from the Old and New Testaments interspersed with seasonal hymns, motets and carols from the Renaissance to the present.

This year, the service will conclude in grand fashion with a performance of Bach's Advent Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us), with orchestra. Cantata 140 is possibly the best known of all of Bach's cantatas. It was one of the first to be published and was one of the few to be performed with regularity in the years after his death. It is based on the parable of the ten virgins from Matthew's gospel and features two exquisite duets for soprano and baritone as well as a wonderfully spirited opening choral movement.

The cantata performance is the fourth and final in Kairos' Bach Cantata Series (now in its 10th year).

 The service is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be gratefully accepted (and matched by the Holy Cross Community) to benefit a local Hudson Valley charitable organization.

A holiday reception will be held after the service and all are welcome and invited.

Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance for optimal seating.

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