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Kairos: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

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04/01/2008

NEW PALTZ -- KAIROS: A Consort of Singers was formed in 1994. The group originally focused on medieval and Renaissance repertoire, interspersing Gregorian chant with movements of masses by Palestrina, Josquin, Byrd, and other 16th and 17th century composers. The group quickly established a loyal following and performed several times a year.


Kairos: A Consort of Singers

In 1996 the group was reorganized under its present artistic director, Dr. Edward Lundergan. Dr. Lundergan brought a new focus to Kairos, and the group has blossomed and matured under his direction. Repertoire such as Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia and Five Flower Songs, Poulenc's Un Soir de Neige, and J. S. Bach's Singet dem Herrn are just some of the demanding and complex works that the group regularly performs. Kairos performs at various venues in the Hudson Valley, and has also appeared with instrumental groups such as the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Bach Festival Orchestra, and members of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Quartet. In 2005 Kairos became artists-in-residence at Holy Cross Monastery, and performs throughout the year in the wonderful chapel located on the grounds.

Tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall

$8 general admission, $5 seniors/staff, $3 students

Tickets available at the door one half hour prior to performance

For additional information call (845) 257-3872