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Ars Choralis honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this tribute we created for Black History Month in February 2021. We share the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Abraham Lincoln that changed the course of history...

This 26th annual Welcome Yule concert featured Margaret Bonds’ The Ballad of the Brown King with libretto by Langston Hughes. It tells the story of Balthazar, the brown King. Special guest Doris Schuyler, Pastor of the Riverview Missionary Baptist Church in Kingston, read from...

Ars Choralis created this unique performance of the Fauré Requiem as a virtual performance. Conceived and created by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt, Ars Choralis performs with international guest choirs and instrumentalists. This virtual, online concert is offered in memory of...

On September 11, 2001, the sun and blue skies promised a beautiful day. Then, at 8:46 a.m., a catastrophe of unimagined proportions started to unfold, beginning in New York City, then in Washington, D.C. and finally in the quiet fields...

For years Ars Choralis has used its concert platform to speak for unity and peace among people. In this moment, with our musical voice silenced by a pandemic, we must use the pen and songs from past performances to express...

At the close of a recent PBS broadcast, Yo-Yo Ma played the familiar theme from Dvořák’s New World Symphony. I was in tears. Yo-Yo Ma understands that in this world fraught with confusion and fear, our souls need nourishment and...

Last September we imagined our 55th season drawing to a close performing Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem in the serenity of the Maverick woodland. We could not have imagined announcing that the concert would be canceled due to a pandemic. Sadly,...

You may have attended Ars Choralis concerts of words and music in the past. Each of them had a particular purpose: healing after 9/11, solace after the 2014 tsunami, help for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake.

And now,...

In April 2020, Ars Choralis and soprano Lily Arbisser had planned to perform Annelies, James Whitbourn’s beautiful setting of words from Anne Frank’s diary, in honor of Yom HaShoah. The concert may have been canceled, but we have not forgotten...