The 32-voice Kinnara Ensemble will perform in concert March 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, located at 255 Harding Road. Led by Artistic Director J.D. Burnett, the ensemble will present a program of 20th century masterpieces including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Three Shakespeare Songs,” Samuel Barber’s “Reincarnations,” and Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Ecstatic Meditations.” The performance is an event of the Tower Hill Concert Series.
Kinnara’s mission is “to engage the public in exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul.” Comprising some of the nation’s finest ensemble and solo singers, Kinnara Ensemble is a professional choir based in Princeton, NJ, that performs a wide variety of standard repertoire from all eras. Musicians come together from all over the country to prepare each concert series. Kinnara singers also perform with other nationally known professional ensembles such as Conspirare and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. J. D. Burnett is a conductor, singer, and teacher. He is assistant professor of music and associate director of choral activities at the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he conducts the men’s and women’s glee clubs and the Collegium Musicum, and teaches courses in choral literature and conducting.
There is no charge for admission to the concert. An offering will be taken to offset concert series expenses. The church is handicapped-accessible. The Tower Hill Concert Series has provided inspirational musical events for more than 40 years. For additional information on concert series events, call 732.747.1348 or see www.towerhillchurch.org