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
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
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
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
to view/print concert flyer