2016-11-30 / Features

Oratorio Society Of Queens To Sing ‘Messiah’ In Concert


Oratorio Society of Queens ft. Maestro David Close leading the Chorus and Orchestra, and soloists in a Concert of Holiday Favorites. 
Photos Adriana Lopetrone Photography Oratorio Society of Queens ft. Maestro David Close leading the Chorus and Orchestra, and soloists in a Concert of Holiday Favorites. Photos Adriana Lopetrone Photography The Oratorio Society of Queens will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs on Sunday, December 18, at 4:00 pm in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), in Bayside.

As a hallmark of the vibrant arts community in Queens, OSQ will perform with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close with featured soloists Geraldine McMillian, soprano, John Easterlin, tenor, Vaughn Fritts, bass-baritone, guest artist Cantor Jerry Korobow; and with OSQ’s orchestra, the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

The first half of the program is selections from Handel’s “Messiah.” The second half of the program features the utter ly moving “Angels Carol,” with soloist Geraldine McMillian. Cantor Jerry Korobow will lead with his guitar the entire chorus and orchestra, with audience participation, in the lively and spirited “Ocho Kandelikas.”

Rejoice with the entire chorus and audience in the traditional carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Thrill to the incomparable “O Holy Night.” A performance of “Won’t You Come A Christmasing” with soloist John Easterlin will undoubtedly be a magical and unforgettable experience!

Queensborough Performing Arts Center is located in Queensborough Community College at 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside (on 56th Avenue, one block east of Springfield Boulevard). Parking is free on the main lot next to the theater, which offers easy-access entry.

Tickets are $35; $30 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; $10 for children (12 and under accompanied by an adult). Tickets on the day of the concert will be $40 at the box office; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please call the Oratorio Society of Queens at 718-279- 3006 or visit www.QueensOratorio.org

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