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

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