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.