Ars Choralis performs “One Voice” at Old Dutch Church

(Photo by Julie O’Connor)

One of our several great resident vocal ensembles, Ars Choralis, has dreamt up a grave and serious concert for Inauguration Day. The award-winning Woodstock-based chorus, led by artistic director Barbara Pickhardt, presents “One Voice,” a concert intended to promote peace and unity on what promises to be an uneasy day. The one-hour program will feature short choral pieces interwoven with timely messages of peace and conciliation from historically prominent figures Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pope Francis, Mahatma Gandhi, Desmond Tutu and others.

“One Voice” takes place on Friday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at the Old Dutch Church at 272 Wall Street in Kingston. The concert is free of charge, but voluntary donations will benefit Family of Woodstock and the New York Immigration Coalition. For more information, visit