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Ars Choralis’s 57th Concert Season 2021–22

Welcome Yule: The Ballad of the Brown King

Saturday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. Riverview Baptist Church, 240 Catherine St. Kingston
Sunday, December 12, 4:00 p.m. Overlook Methodist Church, 233 Tinker Street, Woodstock

Celebrate the Holidays with Ars Choralis as we reunite with The Riverview Baptist Church for a unique telling of the Christmas story through excerpts from Langston Hughes’s “Black Nativity” and music of long-neglected African American composers. This 26th annual Welcome Yule concert features composer Margaret Bonds’ The Ballad of the Brown King which tells the story of Balthazar, the brown King.

Annelies: A Musical Setting Of “Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girl”

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 7:00 pm Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston
Sunday, April 3, 2022, 4:00 p.m. Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock

Ars Choralis will present Annelies, a musical setting of “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”. Composer James Whitbourn scored the work for soloist, chorus, piano, violin, cello and clarinet from a libretto by Melanie Challenger. Postponed by the pandemic from the spring of 2020, the concert features soprano Lily Arbisser singing the words of Anne Frank.

Mozart and More!

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:00 pm Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock
Sunday, June 19, 2022, 4:00 pm Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock

The final program of the season – Mozart and More! features Vesperae solennes de confessore (Solemn Vespers of the Confessor) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and unknown works by African American composer, Samuel Snaer (1835 – 1900) and Italian Baroque composer Lucretia Vizzana (1590-1662).

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Tickets for all programs will be $25 at the door or $20 advance sale online or from members, and $10 for children under 18.

We Welcome Support

Ars Choralis appreciates donations of any amount to continue our musical mission: promoting harmony and peace among all people.