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REPERTOIRE

Highlights of Kairos performances from the past 24 years

CELEBRATING 24 YEARS

Kairos is celebrating its 24th Anniversary as the premiere vocal ensemble of the Hudson Valley!  With dedication to the performance of unaccompanied choral literature from the Medieval to the present; see our repertoire below.

Kairos presents the Bach Cantata Series, with performances of the church cantatas of J. S. Bach at various times throughout the year at Holy Cross Monastery. Now in its eleventh year, the series has elicited an enormously enthusiastic response by the public and has received wide critical acclaim.  Kairos also presents historically-informed performances of the great Baroque choral works each fall, including the Monteverdi "Vespers", Handel's "Dixit Dominus", Purcell's "King Arthur" and Bach's majestic "Mass in B Minor".

REPERTOIRE

Kairos' repertoire of performances by work

MASSES/ORATORIOS/OPERA

Machaut, Messe de Nostre Dame
Byrd, Mass for Four Voices

Byrd, Mass for Five Voices
Josquin, Missa Pange Lingua
Josquin, Missa de Beata Virgine
Josquin, Missa Ave Maris Stella
Barbireau, Missa Virgo parens Christi
Morales, Missa Mille regretz
Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcellae
Monteverdi, Messa a quattro voce da cappella
Fryer, Missa Brevis (world premiere)
Palestrina, Missa Dies Sanctificatus
Rossini, Petite Messe Solennelle
Tallis, Western Wynde Mass
Bach, Sanctus in D Major, BWV 238
Bach, Magnificat, BWV 243
Bach, Lutheran Mass in G minor, BWV 235
Handel, Dixit Dominus
Handel, Since by Man Came Death (Messiah)
Rheinberger, Mass in E Flat for Double Choir
Carissimi, Historia di Jephte
Schütz, Musikalische Exequien
Monteverdi, Vespers of 1610
Vaughan Williams, Mass in G Minor
Purcell, King Arthur
Bach, Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

 

 

19TH - 21ST CENTURY WORKS

Debussy, Trois Chansons

Britten, Five Flower Songs

Britten, Choral Dances from Gloriana

Britten, Ad majorem Dei gloriam (A.M.D.G.)

Ravel, Trois Chansons

Hindemith, Six Chansons

Poulenc, Un soir de neige

Poulenc, Sept Chansons

Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia

Argento, A Nation of Cowslips

Chatman, Due North

Bruckner, sacred motets

Dinerstein, Frogs

Finzi, Seven Poems of Robert Bridges

Maggio, Aristotle

Liszt, sacred motets

Copland, In the Beginning

Copland, Thou, O Jehovah, Abideth Forever

Warren, Elixirs

Pärt, Beatitudes

Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb

Verdi, Ave Maria

Vaughan Williams, Five English Folk Songs

Britten, Ol' Joe Has Gone Fishing

Brahms, Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?

Tavener, The Lamb; Song for Athene; Lord's Prayer

O'Regan, The Ecstasies Above

Barber, Reincarnations

Wolf, Sechs Geistlische Lieder

Beethoven, Elegischer Gesang

Stanford, The Blue Bird

Brahms, O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf

Röntgen, Rei van Edelingen

de Leeuw, Het Visschertje

Badings, Canamus, amici, canamus

Bortniansky, Choral Concerto No. 32

Messiaen, O Sacrum Convivium

Duruflé, Ubi Caritas

Ginastera, Lamentations of Jeremiah

Sipple, Pied Beauty (first performance)

Sipple, Thou art indeed just, Lord (first performance)

Sipple, God's Grandeur (first performance)

Sipple, The Lamb

Schickele, After Spring Sunset

Tstontakis, Rossetti Nursery Rhymes

Tchaikovsky, Nightingale

Schumann, Vier doppelchörige Gesänge

Fitzwilliam, A Rose of Sharon

Panaiotis, Arise My Love

Russell, Rain Has Fallen

Russell, O Cool is the Valley Now

Lundergan, The Dark Hills

Lundergan, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Lundergan, A Noiseless, Patient Spider

Hedges, Exeter Riddles (first performance)

Vaughan Williams, Flos Campi

Villa-Lobos, Ave Maria

Piazzola, Libertango

Aguilar, Salmo 150

Mäntyjärvi, Four Shakespeare Songs

Mäntyjärvi, Canticum calamitatis maritime

O'Regan, O vera digna hostia

Fryer, I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Menotti, Second Madrigal from The Unicorn, The Gorgon,

   and the Manticore

Barber, To be Sung on the Water

Whitacre, Water Night

Martin, Songs of Ariel

Lundergan, Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun (first performance)

Vaughan Williams, Serenade to Music

Warren, Mood Swings (first performance)

Whitacre, Three Flower Songs

Fryer, May-Flower (first performance)

Fine, Have You Seen the White Lily Grow

Abrams, In Time of Daffodils (first performance)

Billings, I Am the Rose of Sharon

Billings, Modern Music

Casals, O Vos Omnes

Elgar/arr. Cameron, Nimrod: Lux Aeterna

Dobin, O Sing to the Lord a New Song

Mäntyjärvi, The Silver Swan

Horsley, Slow Fresh Fount

Fine, Lament

William Schuman, Carols of Death

CANTATAS/MOTETS BY BACH

No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
No. 5, Wo soll ich fliehen hin

No. 7, Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam

No. 8, Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben

No. 9, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
No. 17, Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich

No. 18, Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt
No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

No. 22, Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe
No. 27, Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende?
No. 33, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
No. 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor
No. 37, Wer da gläubet und getauft wird
No. 39, Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot
No. 44, Sie werden euch in den Bann tun
No. 47, Wer sich selbst erhöhet
No. 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland I
No. 62, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland II

CANTATAS/MOTETS BY BACH (con't)

No. 64, Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget

No. 67, Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ

No. 70, Wachet! Betet!

No. 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen

No. 76, Die Himmel Erzählen die Ehre Gottes

No. 77, Du sollst Gott, deinen Herren lieben
No. 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele​ ...

No. 80, Ein' feste Burg, ist unser Gott
No. 82, Ich habe genug​

No. 93, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

No. 95, Christus, der ist mein Leben
No. 96, Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottessohn

No. 97, In allen meinen Taten
No. 106, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
No. 109, Ich glaube, lieber Herr
No. 115, Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit
No. 122, Das neugeborne Kindelein
No. 124, Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht

No. 127, Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott
No. 131, Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir
No. 139, Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott
No. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
No. 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
No. 150, Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich

No. 161, Komm, du süsse Todesstunde
No. 182, Himmelskönig, sei willkommen
No. 184, Erwünschtes Freudenlicht
No. 186, Ärgre dich, O Seele, nicht
No. 192, Nun danket alle Gott
No. 199, Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut

BWV 225, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied

BWV 226, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf

BWV 227, Jesu, meine Freude

BWV 228, Fürchte dich nicht

BWV 229, Komm, Jesu komm

BWV 230, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

BWV 1083, Tilge, Höchester, meine Sünden

 

CHRISTMAS WORKS

Britten, Christ's Nativity
Distler, Die Weihnachtsgeschichte
Poulenc, Four Christmas Motets
Schütz, Christmas Oratorio
Chatman, Carols of the Nativity
Barber, Twelfth Night
Howells, Long, Long Ago
Fryer, Flight into Egypt (world premiere)
Fryer, Coventry Carol (world premiere)
Fryer, The Time Draws Near (world premiere)
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols
Handl, Magnificat
Fryer, from spiralling ecstatically this
(world premiere)
Seasonal motets and carols from the Middle Ages to the 20th century

 

 

POPULAR & JAZZ

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Java Jive
I'm Beginning to See the Light
All the Things You Are
Try to Remember
My Lord, What a Mornin'
Once in Love with Amy
Deep River

Wade in the Water
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Blackbird/I Will (medley)

When I'm 64

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MOTETS, SACRED AND SECULAR WORKS

by Monteverdi
Dufay
Perotin
Dunstable
Josquin
Victoria
Palestrina
Tallis
Anerio
Purcell
Gibbons
Goudimel
Schütz
Ferdinand Franco
Jacob
Handl
Sweelinck
Allegri
Schein

A. Scarlatti

Isaac

Lasso

ENGLISH MADRIGALS

by Byrd
Farmer
Morely
Wilbye
Weelkes
Vautor
Gibbons

ITALIAN MADRIGALS

by Rore
Monteverdi
Gesualdo
Bell'haver
Caimo
Arcadelt
Banchieri

Lasso

FRENCH CHANSONS

by de Sermisy
LeJeune
Josquin
Jannequin
Passareau
Lasso

GERMAN ROMANTIC PART-SONGS

by Mendelssohn
Franz
Brahms

Rheinberger