Ars Choralis' 51st Concert Season 2015-2016

Welcome Yule: Sing Joy!
December 12, 7:00 pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kingston
December 13, 4:00 pm, Overlook Methodist Church, Woodstock
Tickets now available! (To order online, click here.)

Welcome Yule: Sing Joy!, Ars Choralis' 20th annual holiday concert, will be performed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston at 7pm on Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm, and at Overlook Methodist Church in Woodstock at 4 pm on Sunday, December 13th. The award-winning chorus, led by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt and assisted by Harvey Boyer, will perform a diverse array of music to capture the spirit of the holiday season. The concert will feature Bob Hurd's Misa del Pueblo Inmigrante with soloists Jim Ulrich and Sheila France, guitarist Greg Dinger, percussion Karen Levine and pianist Andrea Shaut. Other concert highlights include a medieval Mummer's Play, Ars Choralis Men's Chorus singing Franz Biebl's stunning Ave Maria, Eric Whitacre's Alleluia, and Franz Schubert's Benedictus es, Domine.

Advance tickets for the concert ($18 for adults, $9 for students 18 and under) are available at the following area outlets: Catskill Art and Office Supply and the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, DIG in Saugerties and Mother Earth's Storehouse in Kingston, as well as from chorus members. Tickets can also be ordered online, for pickup at the door ($19/$9.50). Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $10 for students 18 and younger.

Messengers of Peace
December 31, 6:00 pm, Old Dutch Church, Kingston
Ars Choralis returns to Old Dutch Church in Kingston on New Year's Eve to present another free Messengers of Peace concert. This year's concert features soprano saxophonist Bob Shaut and narrators Victoria Langling, Eve Baer and Elizabeth Lesser. The award-winning chorus will perform music by Harry Belafonte, Carly Simon, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, Ysaye Barnwell and the Swedish composer/saxophonist Anders Paulsson, among others.

We gratefully present this concert free of charge. Donations are gladly accepted for the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen of Kingston. Please join us as we ring out our 50th anniversary year.

For information about previous Ars Choralis concerts, see Past Concerts.