-- Performance to Feature a Full Orchestra, Professional Vocalists, and Singers Ranging in Age from Teenagers to Senior Citizens --
FLUSHING, NY, November 29, 2018—The Queens College Choral Society will perform Handel’s beloved Messiah in concert on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 pm in Colden Auditorium. The Choral Society will be accompanied by a full orchestra. Soprano Anna Marie Wood, mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo, tenor David Szabo, and baritone Robert Balonek will perform the vocal solos. James John, professor and music director of the Choral Society, will conduct.
Messiah was composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled from the King
James Bible and from the version of the Psalms included
with the Book of Common Prayer. It is one of the best known and
most frequently performed choral works in Western music.
The Choral Society comprises singers from both the college and the public. Members range from high school musicians—who participate through the high school outreach program—to singers who have performed with the society for over 40 years. Accompanied by an orchestra, the Choral Society typically presents two concerts a year, in winter and spring, that highlight masterpieces of choral literature such as Brahms’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The Choral Society has also performed multiple premieres of new works, including pieces composed by Queens College Music Department faculty members.
Tickets for the winter concert are $20 and can be purchased 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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