|Queens College Choral Society Invites New Members to Sing Benjamin Britten's War Requiem|
FLUSHING, NY, January 24, 2018 – The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its Spring 2018 season, which will feature Benjamin Britten’s magnificent War Requiem. Britten’s masterpiece combines traditional Latin requiem texts with the poems of Wilfred Owen, a “war poet” who died in World War I. 2018 is the centenary of the World War I armistice, and Britten’s work is one of the most extraordinary calls for peace ever put into musical form.
Auditions for new members will take place on the following Wednesdays in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:
For further information, visit our website at www.qcchoralsociety.org. To schedule an audition, contact James John, music director, at 718-997-3818 or email@example.com.
January 24, 5:30–7:00 pm
January 31, 5:30–7:15 pm
February 7, 5:30–7:15 pm
Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 9:45 pm on Wednesdays at Queens College, and will begin on January 31. 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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