Season 2023-24
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Season 2023-24

Ars Choralis Concert Season 2023-24

Ars Choralis season begins with 4 holiday programs in December, including a free Children’s concert and a free New Year’s Eve concert, a premiere of Missa per Concordiam, a new work by Eric Delson in March 2024, and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in June 2024.

Hot Chocolate

A free holiday concert for children

December 3, 2023 @ 3pm

Overlook United Methodist Church
233 Tinker Street, Woodstock

Hot Chocolate, the first of our holiday presentations, is based on the book “Hot Chocolate Weather” by American author Elizabeth Castro.  In this free concert, designed for children, the story is told in words and pictures with the help of Ars Choralis singers and the Bennett School Jazz Band.

Reserve your seats HERE!

Welcome Yule

Magnificent Magnificats

December 9 @ 7pm

Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Episcopal Church
30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston

December 10 @ 4pm

Overlook United Methodist Church
233 Tinker Street, Woodstock

Ars Choralis’s annual Welcome Yule program features Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and other settings by Rachmaninoff, Pärt, Ešenvalds, Hirten, and Buxtehude, with soloists and orchestra.

Buy Tickets HERE

New Year’s Eve Concert 

Let Our Love Be Heard

December 31, 2023 @ 6pm

Old Dutch Church
272 Wall Street, Kingston

Ars Choralis, The City of Kingston, and the Old Dutch Church are proud to present a New Year’s Eve Program Let Our Love Be Heard. In keeping with an Ars Choralis tradition of offering programs on December 31st that have themes of peace, respect for one another and inclusiveness, this year’s concert showcases the challenges people have when they have nowhere to turn and the importance of community in supporting one another.

Missa per Concordiam

March 23, 2024 @ 7pm
March 24, 2024 @ 4pm

Ars Choralis presents the U.S. premiere of Eric Delson’s Missa per Concordiam, written for the Brussels Choral Society in commemoration of Delson’s 20th year as Musical Director. Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic gestures can be found throughout, lending the work a historical grounding while bringing ‘concordant’ harmonies to the traditional mass structure and promoting harmony and unity among people.

Carmina Burana

June 22, 2024 @ 7pm
June 23, 2024 @ 4pm

Saint James United Methodist Church
35 Pearl Street
Kingston, NY

Composed in 1936 by Carl Orff, Carmina Burana is based on 25 poems of the medieval “Carmina Burana”. They cover a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th century as they are in the 21st: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of spring and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. Performed in a version with two pianos and tympani.