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Queens College Choral Society Will Hold Auditions For its 70th Anniversary Season

-- Fall Repertoire to Include Performances of Handel’s
Messiah and
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis  --

FLUSHING, NY, August 12, 2010—The Queens College Choral Society (QCCS) is seeking new members for its 70th anniversary concert season this fall, which will include performances of Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, two of the most monumental works ever written for chorus and orchestra.

Auditions consist of basic singing skills -- no preparation is required -- and will take place in Room 246 of the Music Building on the following Wednesdays:  

August 25, from 6 – 8 pm

September 1, 8 and 15, from 6 – 7:15 pm  

Rehearsals, which begin September 1, are held at the college on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. There will be a New Member Welcome Party on September 22.

Through its affiliation with the college’s Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM), the society offers QC students, faculty and staff as well as members of the surrounding community the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterpieces from all musical eras in a friendly atmosphere.  QCCS welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds and is open to anyone with prior singing experience.

For further information or to schedule an audition, contact James John, Music Director, at (718) 997-3818 or  For more information, visit


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