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Queens College Choral Society Launches New High School Outreach Program

-- Opportunity for Talented Students Considering a Career in Music to Improve their Technique and Perform; Family Members May Also Join --

FLUSHING, NY, September 11, 2009—The Queens College Choral Society (QCCS) has launched a new high school outreach program this fall that provides young singers considering a career in music the opportunity to expand their performing experience.  During weekly QCCS rehearsals with college students and experienced community members, students will learn to sharpen their foreign language skills and ability to read and perform music for the first time (sight-singing), as well as practice healthy vocal techniques, and improve all aspects of musicianship through the performance of choral-orchestral masterworks.  The QCCS high school outreach program offers three ways to participate:

Partnership Program

High school choral directors may bring a quartet or group of student singers in any combination of voices to sing with QCCS.  Society dues will be waived and music provided at no charge. In addition, both the students and their teachers will each receive two complimentary tickets for friends and family members to attend their performances. Eligible directors will also receive in-service credit, if applicable in their schools.

Adult family members who love to sing may join QCCS with their high school-aged children. This is a wonderful opportunity to share the joys of choral singing with family members and to build cross-generational connections through the common ground of great music-making.  Adults/family members receive a 50% discount on dues (normally $85 per semester).

Five for Five Audience Participation
You can’t have a great performance without a great audience.  Any group of five audience members – consisting of one adult chaperone and four high school students – will be able to purchase tickets to any QCCS concert for $5 each. (Tickets are regularly priced at $20 and $18 for seniors.) Larger group discounts are also available.

From its founding in 1941 QCCS has offered students and faculty of Queens College, as well as members of the community, the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterworks.  The society includes singers of all ages and backgrounds who share the joys of choral singing in a friendly atmosphere.  The society meets from September through May for rehearsals at Queens College on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:45 pm.  They will present two main performances this year: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this December and Mozart’s Requiem, May 2010.

For more information contact James John, Music Director, at 718-997-3818 or  You may also visit their website at



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