KINNARA

Comprising some of the finest ensemble and solo singers in the country, Kinnara is one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs. Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, who also serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, the choir performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Kinnara strives to honor the capacious choral tradition with exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul.

Now in its eleventh season, Kinnara released its first commercial recorded album, Provenance, in September 2017 on the Affetto label, distributed internationally by Naxos. Including Johannes Brahms’ double choir motets, Fest- und Gedenksprüche, selections from Francis Poulenc’s Sept Chansons, and Alberto Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, Provenance is available for streaming on Spotify, and for sale on iTunes and Amazon. Physical copies are available for purchase after our concerts.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • Generosity – of time, talent, spirit

  • Stewardship – of the resources and opportunities we’re given

  • Authenticity – of personal and artistic interaction

  • Excellence – of craft

  • Love – of each other, the music we sing, and those who listen

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage the public in exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul.
 

REVIEWS & QUOTES

...you’d be hard pressed to find a choir that creates a lovelier sound.
— American Record Guide, 2017
“Provenance (2017) is a jewel that combines appealing, varied programming with sterling musical qualities and direct, memorable artistic communication.”
— Review of Provenance (2017), Choral Journal, 2019
“Kinnara revels unabashedly in luxurious sound...lush and verdant.”
— New York Classical Review, 2016
“a performance that sounded like absolute perfection”
— Jon Sobel, blogcritics.org, 2016
“What strikes the listener immediately is not just the youthful energy and fresh perspective, but also a sense of emotional investment and shared musical ideals. Though each track retains its individuality, common threads of effortless singing, lyrical impulse, and thoughtful interpretation run through the whole.”
— Review of Provenance (2017); Choral Journal, 2019

RECORDINGS