The Kinnara Ensemble is a burgeoning twenty-voice chamber choir of professional singers under the direction of J.D. Burnett. Our mission is to animate the human spirit with world- class choral music. Presenting concerts three times a year, we feature exquisite choral works presented around themes meaningful to contemporary lives.
Celebrating their 5th anniversary, audiences statewide have recognized the Kinnara® Ensemble for their warmth of sound and musical dexterity. Under the artistic direction of J.D. Burnett, the 28 professional artists who comprise the ensemble come from NJ, NY and PA. They have performed as the Kinnara® Ensemble throughout the state and as individuals throughout the world. A member of the multiple Grammy nominated group Conspirare, Mr. Burnett is currently a teaching fellow at University of Texas and Assistant Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
The Kinnara® Choral Institute is an out reach program of the ensemble dedicated to empowering emerging professionals with the knowledge needed to build a successful professional choral singer career. Singers enrolled have been nominated by their colleges for participation and attend an intensive program of learning both the art of the music and the craft of the business. Guest Clinician Dr. Joshua Habermann is Music Director of the Santa Fe Chorale, Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and has recently been elected to the Chorus America Board of Directors.
Kinnara® Ensemble, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, dedicated to bringing the finest choral music to NJ and providing new opportunity for the young professional choral singer.
If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with J.D. Burnett or members of the ensemble, please email or contact John Ruffley at 908-277-0310 .
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