The 19th annual musical celebration of the season, created anew each year by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt, is known for combining diverse styles of music into a single musical fabric. The chill of the winter solstice expressed in Henry Purcell's “The Cold Song” and in Shakespeare's Carol (“Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind”) offer a contrast to the warmth of hearth and friendship in “Winters Coming Home” (from the Benedictine Monks at Weston Priory in Vermont) and “Time To Remember the Poor" from the “Three Log Night” song collection. The program weaves Peter Yarrow's “Light One Candle” and Peter Schickele's holiday gems “O, Little Town of Hackensack” and Good King Kong Looked Out” with contemplative favorites “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel" (O Come, O Come Emmanuel) and “Quiet Place” by John Hall, Johanna Hall and Jonell Mosser.
Adult, non-refundable tickets are $15 purchased in advance of the concert. At the door they are $20. Tickets for children and students ages 18 and under are half price. Advance tickets can be purchased from the following area merchants: Mother Earth’s Storehouse and Barcone’s Music in Kingston, DIG in Saugerties, Golden Notebook and Catskill Art & Office Supply in Woodstock. Online ticket sales have closed.
Ars Choralis's Messengers of Peace concert is offered as a gift to the community. Please join us for this special program of music and spoken word. Free will donations will be given in full to Caring Hands Soup Kitchen in Kingston.
For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.