-- 76th Annual Spring Concert --
QUEENS, NY, May 8, 2017—The Queens College Choral Society, joined by the QC Orchestra and QC Choir, will perform Haydn’s Creation in concert on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 pm in Colden Auditorium. , NY, May 8, 2017—The Queens College Choral Society, joined by the QC Orchestra and QC Choir, will perform Haydn’s Creation in concert on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 pm in Colden Auditorium. Completed in 1798 and inspired in part by Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s beloved oratorio is a delightful musical portrayal of the Book of Genesis. Dramatic, exhilarating, and at times quite humorous, it is a wonderful, uplifting masterwork.
The Choral Society will be joined by professional soloists, including soprano Jennifer Russo (currently an artist diploma student at the Aaron Copland School of Music), tenor Michael Krubitzer and Baritone Robert Balonek. James John, Professor of Music and Music Director of the QC Choral Society, will conduct. Dr. John has served on the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music for fifteen years, where along with the Choral Society, he conducts the Queens College Choir and Vocal Ensemble, and heads the graduate program in choral conducting. His choirs have been invited to perform at state and divisional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, and his guest conducting appearances have included Avery Fisher Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Metropolitan Opera City Concert Hall, Long Island’s Tilles Center, and the Virginia Chorale. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Manhattan-based vocal ensemble Cerddorion.
The Choral Society is "a singing organization of and for the public, and the students and staff of Queens College." QCCS is unique in the diversity of singers; from high school musicians, through the high school outreach program, to singers who have performed with the society for over 40 years, QCCS is a treasure in the borough. The Society typically performs two concerts per year with orchestra (in December and May) devoted to the great masterpieces of choral literature, such as Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Britten’s War Requiem. The QCCS has also performed multiple premieres of new works, including pieces composed by Queens College Music School faculty members.
Tickets are $20 and are available through the Kupferberg Center Box Office at (718) 793-8080 or online at www.kupferbergcenter.org
. Group discounts for high school students and teachers are also available. To take advantage of this offer, visit www.qcchoralsociety.org
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