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Bach Cantata Series

Name:

Bach Cantata Series

Location:

West Park, New York, USA

Venues:

Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, New York (Photos by Br. Randy Greve)

Years:

Since 2006 (Cantatas Series)

Months:

October-June (6 cantatas per year)

Artistic Director:

Edward Lundergan

Ensembles:

Kairos: A Consort of Singers

Website:

Kairos: A Consort of Singers

History & Mission:

In the spring of 2006 Kairos began an ambitious Bach Cantata Series at Holy Cross, patterned on the Emmanuel Church (Boston) model of performing a Bach cantata within the context of a service. A decision was made to present the cantatas as the central feature of a choral evensong service, with an opening hymn, a brief prayer (collect), the cantata performance, performance of an instrumental work as a meditation, closing prayer, and final hymn. It is Kairos' belief that the choral evensong service provides the best opportunity for audiences to hear J.S. Bach's cantatas in the context in which they were written while being inclusive enough for people of all faiths (and no professed or held faith). The services are always free to the public and all are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation.

In 2006, Kairos performed four cantatas, and in 2007 and 2008 the series was expanded to six cantatas. In 2009, Kairos will again present six cantatas, culminating in a special performance of J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) and Georg Frideric Handel's Dixit Dominus in early January 2010 in honor of our 15th anniversary. In the coming years, the series will continue to feature six cantatas per year, each chosen based on the time frame in the Church calendar for which it was composed.

Kairos has gathered the finest instrumentalists in the Hudson Valley for its Bach Cantata Series. The result is a professional, spirited and joyful collaboration which has provided audiences with wonderful, moving performances of J.S. Bach's most intimate and spiritual music. The series has elicited an enormously enthusiastic response by the public and has received wide critical acclaim.

Logo:

Sep 23, 2007

Oct 28, 2007

Dec 30, 2007

Jan 27, 2008

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Oct 19, 2008

Jan 25, 2009

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Apr 12, 2009

Jun 7, 2009

Sep 27, 2009

Oct 25, 2009

Jan 10, 2010

Feb 7, 2010  Apr 4, 2010 Jun 6, 2010 Sep 26, 2010

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Feb 20, 2011

Sep 25, 2011

Dec 4, 2011

Fall 2010

Fall/Winter 2011

 

Feb 19, 2012

May 20, 2012

Source: Carol Lundergan, Publicity Director - Kairos: A Consort of Singers (October 2009 - May 2012)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (October 2009 - May 2012)

Edward Lundergan: Short Biography | Kairos: A Consort of Singers | Recordings of Vocal Works | Kairos: Bach Cantata Series

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