Ninth Annual Celebration of Lessons & Carols

A Gift to the Community

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018  4:00 p.m.

At the Kinderhook Reformed Church

Readings & Music of the Season

Choral & Organ Works of Bach, Britten, Daquin, Howells, Lauridsen, Ord, and others

 David Smith, Music Director

 Kinderhook Reformed Church

Founded 1712

Rev. Rudy Visser, Pastor

21 Broad Street

Kinderhook, NY 12106

 

For further information: www.kinderhookreformedchurch.com, or 518-758-6401

Early arrival recommended.  Preludes begin at 3:45 p.m.

Handicapped accessible.  Free-will offering.

The ninth annual Celebration of Lessons andCarols in Kinderhook begins at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 23rd, at the Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106.

This event has proven very popular throughout the region, drawing attendees from the Capital District, the Berkshires, and Dutchess and Greene Counties, in addition to Columbia County. Included are readings, congregational singing, and choral and organ music of the Christmas season. Last year’s Celebration of Lessons & Carols was very enthusiastically received, with over 350 attending.

 Nine readers from throughout the larger community will be joined by a choir of forty experienced singers under the musical direction of David Smith. Pastor Rudy Visser will preside.

 Arrival by 3:45 p.m. is recommended, when the preludes to this year’s Celebration of Lessons & Carols will begin. Throughout the service all will be invited to sing traditional hymns and carols. Choral offerings will include works from the 17ththrough the 20th centuries, by Bach, Holst, Howells, Lauridsen, Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams, and others.

The church is handicapped accessible and parking is available. For further information please visit www.kinderhookreformedchurch.com  or call 518-758-6401.

Some Photos

David Smith at piano with chorus rehearsing
David Smith at piano with chorus rehearsing

Concerts in the Village 

presents choral and instrumental classical music in Kinderhook, NY.

“A stunning all Handel concert at the Kinderhook Reformed Church on November 9 was one of the finest musical events of its kind in many seasons.  Maestro Smith has brought his musical forces to heights of musical grandeur.  .  .  .  This third Handel concert of the series reached heights of sustained musical beauty….In a short time ‘Concerts in the Village’ has taken on a major musical role in the Upper Hudson Valley.” -John Paul Keeler, On the Scene, Columbia-Green Media, Nov 15, 2014

19th-20th c. Music for Orchestra and for Voices with Orchestra

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00pm
Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad St (US Route 9), Kinderhook, NY 12106

  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program
  • David Smith, Artistic Director and Conductor

Highlights of the 2018-2019 Season

 

September 23, 2018, 3:00pm

The School l Jack Shainman Gallery
Orchestral Music for Strings, including works of Bartok, Sibelius, Dvorak

  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Andrea Bargabos, soprano

October 20, 2018, 4:00pm

Van Buren Hall
18th c. Music for Orchestra and for Voices with Orchestra

  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program

November 11, 2018, 3:00pm

Kinderhook Reformed Church
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, Requiem, K. 626 (Robert Levin completion)

  • Broad Street Chorale
  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Helena Baillie, violin
  • Judith Nelson, viola
  • Paulina Swierczek, soprano
  • Chloë Schaaf, mezzo
  • Eric Carey, tenor
  • Wayne Paul, baritone

February 24, 2019, 3:00pm

Kinderhook Reformed Church
19th-20th c. Music for Orchestra and for Voices with Orchestra

  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program

March 23, 2019, 4:00pm and March 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Van Buren Hall
Igor Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

  • Benjamin Luxon, Narrator
  • Anni Crofut, Dancer
  • Broad Street Chamber Players

April 14, 2019, 3:00pm

Kinderhook Reformed Church
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

  • Broad Street Chorale
  • Broad Street Orchestra
  • Soloists to be announced

Note: The dates and times of two additional chamber concerts (February – April, 2019 at Van Buren
Hall) will be announced by September 1, 2018.

CITV concerts are made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia, Greene and Schoharie Counties by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants Fund. Generous funding has also been received from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Company Foundation, T. Backer Fund, Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, and The Price Chopper Golub Foundation, as well as from many individual and business supporters. Kinderhook Reformed Church is especially acknowledged for its many in-kind donations.

David Smith at his Steinway