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Queens College Choral Society Invites New Members to Sing Handel's Judas Maccabaeus and Brahms's Requiem

FLUSHING, NY, August 15, 2011 – The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its fall 2011-12 concert season, which will feature Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Brahms’s Requiem, two extraordinary works for chorus and orchestra. Judas Maccabaeus is a powerful drama, filled with magnificent choruses and arias, which tells the story behind the celebration of Hanukkah. Brahms's Requiem transcends cultural boundaries through music that is majestic, uplifting and deeply moving.  

Auditions for new members will take place on the following Wednesdays in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:  

August 31, 6 – 9 pm

September 7, 15, and 21, 6 – 7 pm  

Rehearsals are held from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm on Wednesdays at Queens College, and will begin on September 7, 2011. A New Member Welcome Party will be held on Wednesday, September 21. Auditions consist of basic singing skills—no preparation is necessary.

From its founding in 1941, the Queens College Choral Society has offered Queens College students and faculty—and other music lovers from Queens, Manhattan, and Nassau/Suffolk Counties—the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterpieces. The society welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds and is open to anyone with prior singing experience. 

For further information, visit our website at To schedule an audition contact James John, Music Director, at 718-997-3818 or

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