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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

Kent Singers 2022-2023 season

(This post is a copy of the last static home page before we started using posts in July 2023.)

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary season!

Founded in 1972 by music director Jon Lafleur, the Kent Singers began its 50th season in December 2022 with our traditional holiday concert, “Welcome Yule”, and continued with our Spring concert, “A Jubilant Song”, in March 2023.

Summer Concert with Schubert & Haydn

On June 11, 2023 we presented our Major Works concert for this year, featuring Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat and Haydn’s Te Deum No. 2 in C Major with soloists and orchestra. The audience responded this final concert of our season with an enthusiastic standing ovation.

Schubert & Haydn concert at St. John’s church in New Milford, June 11, 2023

Community Supporters

The Kent Singers gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of our generous donors, local merchants, and the State of Connecticut.

Our concerts this season are presented with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Click HERE to see the local businesses who support us!

Announcing Our 2023-24 Season

Holiday Concert, A Rose in Winter

A gentle and beautiful program of music expressing joy, hope and peace. The favorites you love and some new songs, too!

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Sunday, December 10, 2023
  • Both concerts at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent, CT at 3:00 PM

Spring Concert

Featuring a newly commissioned setting from composer Joel Thompson of “The Gift to Sing” by James Weldon Johnson.

  • 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 all three concerts are available here: Tickets

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