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KHORIKOS is an experience, not just an ensemble. Join us...

KHORIKOS performances have been described as other-worldly, powerful and cutting-edge. A fresh take on an age-old art form, KHORIKOS is an experience, not just an ensemble. One of New York City's most distinguished a cappella ensembles, KHORIKOS performs a wide range of musical works from medieval polyphony to contemporary sound sculpture. We are taking the lead in re-inventing classical music by trying new things like collaborating indie artists and incorporating other art forms like film and dance. KHORIKOS has shows in both traditional and unexpected venues, just to keep things lively. Come and live it and fall in love...

Since its inception in 2005, KHORIKOS has quickly gained a reputation for excellent programming and stunning performances, and is now being regularly invited to perform world premieres and high profile events. In 2008, the ensemble toured the Czech Republic as a part of the Svatováclavský hudební festival, and on September 23rd, 2009, KHORIKOS premiered Eric Whitacre's "Nox Aurumque." In the Spring of 2010, KHORIKOS released its first professional CD - a live concert recording of "Modern Masters" - which was nominated for Best Classical A Cappella Album for the 2011 CASA Music Awards. During the Summer of 2011, KHORIKOS performed at the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall and the Wang Theater in Boston as a part of the "Songs of Life Festival" and the World Premiere of "A Melancholy Beauty." Collaborators included The National Philharmonic, The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Indianapolis Children Choir and the Philip Kutev National Folklore Ensemble, Bulgaria. On April 22nd, 2012 KHORIKOS appeared on a joint program at Avery Fisher Hall in "Over the Stone" with Bryn Terfel, and on April 23rd and 25th, 2012, KHORIKOS performed the acclaimed Yunus Emre Oratorio by Ahmed Adnan Saygun under the direction of Turkish conductor Rengim Gökmen with the TURKSOY Symphony Orchestra. The performances were at Avery Fisher Hall and the Music Center at Strathmore respectively. In the summer of 2012, KHORIKOS was selected to compete in WQXR/WNYC the Jerome L. Greene Space's "Battle of the Boroughs," and was voted to represent the Borough of Manhattan in competition against rock, funk and indie bands. In the Fall of 2012, KHORIKOS premiered "Cantos de Vida Nueva" by Chilean composer Javier Farias at the Instituto Cervantes and performed with Mason Jar Music at the Rockwood Music Hall. The remainder of the 2012-2013 season will include a world premiere of Robert Carl's "The Geography of Loss" at Merkin Concert Hall and the world premiere of Jan Jirasek's "King Lavra" at the Czech Center Bohemian National Hall and at Roulette.

General Info

Band Members
Jesse Peckham, Vanessa Hylande and KHORIKI
Artist Name
Home Page
Classical / vocal

Contact Info

New York, NY
Vanessa Hylande

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