Special Announcement -- April 2, 2020

Dearest fans and vocal music-lovers,

This has been difficult for us to reckon with, but we regret to inform you all that, due to the ongoing and tragic situation presented by the COVID-19 virus, KHORIKOS must postpone our May 2nd concert, a celebration of the winners of our 4th ORTUS International New Music Competition.

This is no pleasure for us to share, and it’s even more difficult for us to not meet for rehearsal on a weekly basis. Our work of diligently preparing and interpreting choral music both new and old provides us with meaning and catharsis, and we know it does for you, too.


That's why we are happy to report two bits of good news:

1) The show will go on! We are planning to perform the winning ORTUS pieces in the late fall, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, 2020, and we hope to see you all in person to share music with you then!

2) KHORIKOS is hard at work thinking about how we will continue to engage with you remotely. Please keep an eye on our social media, where we will be sharing new musical content with you in the coming weeks.

 

We share in all of your feelings of uncertainty and fear in these times, but we also know that music has always been the remedy for us in our darkest moments. We look forward to continuing to share that light -- music -- with you all in the weeks to come.

 

Sincerely,

KHORIKOS

4th ORTUS International New Music Competition

KHORIKOS is pleased to announce the winners of the ORTUS International New Music Competition. We accepted submissions of works for a cappella choir from hundreds of composers around the world, which were narrowed down to 18 finalists.

Julia Adolphe - Whispers of Jasmine
Jean Ahn - You Are Lovely, but...
Thomas Bell - Sinnes Round
David Ho-yi Chan - Truth and Lie
Nicolas Chuaqui - qui confidunt in domino
Phillip Cooke - Ave Maria, mater Dei
Mark Dal Porto - I Seek Rest for My Lonely Heart
Eva Holm Foosnæs - The Black Monkey

Seth Guerra - The Question
Stephen Hartke - Audistis quia dictum est
Théo Krosi-Douté - Air du Soir
Frank Li - special relativity
Noah Max - Agnus Dei

Hilary Purrington - John Eason Stops Preaching
Shruthi Rajasekar - Gaanam

Jessie Rivest - non-dual
Keane Southard - Jesus Wept

Lili Tobias - Scissors
 

KHORIKOS reviewed the finalists, and voted to perform these ten pieces. The winners of the 4th ORTUS International New Music Competition are:

 

Julia Adolphe - Whispers of Jasmine

Thomas Bell - Sinnes Round

Nicholas Chuaqui - qui confidunt in domino

Phillip Cooke - Ave Maria, mater Dei

 Eva Holm Foosnæs - The Black Monkey
Seth Guerra - The Question
Hilary Purrington - John Eason Stops Preaching
Shruthi Rajasekar - Gaanam
Jessie Rivest - non-dual
Lili Tobias - Scissors

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Congratulations to the winning composers! The ten pieces will be performed on Saturday, December 5th, 2020* at our home space, the beautiful cathedral of The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua, in downtown Manhattan.

 

While we prepare for the performance, we’ll be showcasing each winner and their music through social media.  Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list to learn more about these composers, our upcoming concert, and KHORIKOS programs to come.

*Date tentative due to uncertainty generated by the unfolding covid-19 CRISIS.

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