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Summer Great Works Concert 2024

Our annual Summer Great Works Concert for this year will feature three pieces from the Baroque era: Vivaldi’s Gloria, selections from Handel’s Coronation Anthems, and Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Magnificat in D Major.

  • Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • St. John’s Church in New Milford, CT at 3:00 PM

Tickets now on sale here: Tickets

The Peace of Wild Things – March 10, 2024

 
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The Peace of Wild Things Concert Recording 2024

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(As always, we’re making these recordings available to you, our members, for your private enjoyment only. Please don’t copy them to any streaming services or publish them in any way.)

Poetry was set to music at our Spring concert 2024

Our Spring 2024 concert featured Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, and two pieces by the young American composer, Jake Runestad: The Hope of Loving and The Peace of Wild Things.

The March 10, 2024 performance featured four soloists and a string quartet.

Practice Playlist for Spring Concert 2024

Click here for Knox’s official Youtube playlist for our Spring concert, “The Peace of Wild Things.”

Here is an equivalent Spotify playlist (but lacking the piano-only version of Frostiana by the Harvard choir).

Here is a player for Frostiana by the Harvard University Choir, conducted by Edward Elwin Jones, 1959 (the last item in Knox’s Youtube playlist).

A Rose in Winter – December 9 & 10, 2023

 
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Original artwork by Kent Singer, Ann Quackenbos:

Ann’s original painting

With muted colors

Poster and program cover image

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Here’s our best performance of each song, in my opinion!

  • Saturday: Sans Day, Wexford, Currie, Christmas Night, Lovely Fragrance, Still, All My Heart, Silent Night, Sweeter Music, Arise
  • Sunday: Darke, Praetorius, Gabriel’s Message, Tender Shoot, Lully, Midnight Clear, Distler, Howells, See Amid, Have Yourself
  • Two songs lightly edited (this playlist only) to correct missed entrances: Gabriel’s Message, Lovely Fragrance

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Dues for 2023-2024 season

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Spring Is Coming! 2024

Our December concert, A Rose in Winter, was enjoyed by two full-house audiences.

The Kent Singers, December 2023
The Kent Singers, December 2023 (Photo by Charles Milligan)

Spring Concert, The Peace of Wild Things

Forest Landscape Sun, painting by Theodore Rousseau
Forest Landscape Sun, Theodore Rousseau, 1850

Our Spring 2024 concert features Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Randall Thompson’s Frostiana, and two pieces by the young American composer, Jake Runestad: The Hope of Loving and The Peace of Wild Things.

American poet Wendell Berry’s brief poem, The Peace of Wild Things, captures in its eleven perfect lines the entire human condition, from agony and despair to peace, grace and freedom. It is set to music perfectly by Jake Runestad, along with six sacred poems in his collection, The Hope of Loving.

Rejoice in the Lamb is an unusual and creative musical setting of equally exotic text by the English poet and mystic Christopher Smart, including praise expressed by the poet’s cat, Jeoffrey.

We present Frostiana, a beautiful setting of seven of his most beloved poems, in honor of poet Robert Frost’s 150th birthday.

  • Sunday, March 10, 2024
  • St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT at 3:00 PM

Summer Major Works Concert

Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria, selections from Handel’s Coronation Anthems, and Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Magnificat.

  • Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • St. John’s Church in New Milford, CT at 3:00 PM

Tickets for both concerts are available here: Tickets

Calendar for 2023-24 season

Holiday Concert

  • Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT
  • Rehearsals every Wednesday starting September 6, 2023, 7:00 p.m at St. Andrew’s

Spring Concert

  • Sunday, March 10, 2024, 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT
  • Rehearsals every Wednesday starting January 3, 2024, 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s

Summer Concert

  • Sunday, June 2, 2024, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church in New Milford, CT
  • Rehearsals every Wednesday starting March 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s
  • Rehearsal on March 27, 2024 will be sectionals
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