FLUSHING, NY, August 17, 2017 – The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its upcoming season, featuring three works focused on bringing people together through music: Mozart’s Requiem (December 2017); 1001 Voices: A Symphony for A New America (December 2017); and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem (May 2018). The Choral Society is open to anyone with prior singing experience and is a friendly, diverse community of singers.
Mozart’s Requiem is a timeless classic. 1001 Voices (music by Frank London, libretto by Judith Sloan and visuals by Warren Lehrer), reflects ideas of transformation, migration and finding home while celebrating the diversity of the borough of Queens. Britten’s War Requiem is one of the most extraordinary calls for peace ever put into
Auditions for new members will take place on the following Wednesdays in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:
August 23, 6–8pm
August 30, September 6, and September 13, 6–7:15 pm
Rehearsals are held from 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm on Wednesdays at Queens College, and will begin on August 30, 2017. 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, faculty, and staff—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.
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