Kairos: A Consort of Singers Fall Choral Concert, "Immortal Shakespeare"
Kairos presents a special concert of a cappella and accompanied works entitled "Immortal Shakespeare", featuring a wonderful selection of musical settings of William Shakespeare's works in honor of the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. The concert will include works by W.S. Fenollosa, Edward Lundergan, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Frank Martin, Thomas Morley, Reginald Unterseher, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Shirley Hoffman Warren. The pieces draw inspiration from a variety of Shakespeare's works, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline and several of his beautiful sonnets. You'll even be treated to a witty setting of 62 insults! Kairos will be joined by pianist Ruthanne Schempf and violinist Shayna Skibinsky.
Kairos: A Consort of Singers (Dr. Edward Lundergan, Artistic Director) is a select vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of unaccompanied choral literature from the Medieval to the present. The group is Artist-in-Residence at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York, and performs in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Kairos regularly performs the church cantatas of J. S. Bach as part of its popular Bach Cantata Series, now in its tenth year. 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 "Mass in B-Minor" in November 2014 in celebration of Kairos' 20th anniversary. Kairos is celebrating its 21st anniversary as the premiere vocal ensemble of the Hudson Valley and in 2013 released its second CD, "The Valley Sings," featuring choral music by Hudson Valley composers. The CD was released on the MSR Classics label is currently available at www.kairosconsort.org, as well as at a variety of online vendors, including Amazon and iTunes.
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Beacon, NY 12508
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