Kairos: A Consort of Singers presents "Mass In B-Minor" (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach
In celebration of the group's 20th anniversary as the premiere vocal ensemble of the Hudson Valley, Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, presents Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental "Mass In B-Minor" (BWV 232) with orchestra.
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."
There will be a reception after the concert to celebrate Kairos's 20th anniversary and all are welcome.
This performance 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.
St. Joseph's R. C. Church (View)
34 South Chestnut Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
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