To inspire a deep sense of humanity through the art of choral music at a formative time in children’s development. Music brings us together, not only within the individual, but also in forming community, and finally in responsible and compassionate relationship to our world.
Kairos: [Greek; καιρόs Kah-ee-ros] Means in Greek: “Time measured by quality; the moment when all things work together in harmony.”
An emphasis on choral music excellence has carried Kairos Youth Choir since its founding in 1990. Now in its Twenty Fifth Season, Kairos continues to be a vital part of the Bay Area community. Kairos Choir has appeared in many civic and cultural events, including the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Berkeley Opera, and the Hard Nut with the Mark Morris Dance Group. They have sung internationally, The representatives from this unique and soulful California have sung internationally at Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, and throughout Norway, in Tuscany Italy in 2008, and at the Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece in 2011 and in choral festivals in Austria, Czech Republic in 2014, Greece in 2017.
Members of Kairos have different cultural, ethnic, and economic back-rounds. With the common interest in music, they sing together and build relationships, which often grow into lifetime friendships. The Choir maintains contact with growing numbers of Kairos alumni. Many describe the Kairos experience as one of the most important positive influences in their lives.
The program teaches music theory and vocal development, with a focus on how learning these skills can deepen and express our humanity. All choir education reflects an approach designed to nurture leadership, sensitivity, independence and self-discipline. With the common interest in music, choir members build relationships, which often grow into lifetime friendships
In January of 2010, Kairos Youth Choir was recognized at the State Senate for twenty years of exceptional community service in the arts.
Kairos was established as a 501(c)(3) organization in September 2014.
To inspire a deep sense of humanity through the art of choral music at a formative time in children’s development. Music brings us together, not only within the individual, but also in forming community, and finally in responsible…