The Oratorio Society of Queens, under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, is beginning preparations for their new singing season.
And what a thrilling time to be a member as OSQ opens its 90th anniversary year! Join OSQ as a member and join the chorus onstage looking out at an exuberant and capacity audience at the concerts! Make plans now to register for an audition! Auditions are at 6:50 p.m. on Mondays, Sept.12 and Sept. 19. Reservations are required. After passing the audition, you go directly into rehearsals that night! OSQ rehearses every Monday evening through the season. Rehearsals start at 7:30 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. in the lower level of Temple Beth Sholom at 172nd Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing.
OSQ is a diverse group of more than 120 men and women, of all ages with varied backgrounds and differing levels of singing ability—from sight-readers to those who learn by ear. Singing with the chorus is an excellent opportunity to create beautiful music with others and meet a wide range of people. OSQ has given way to amazing lifelong friendships. The members’ experiences have been those of warm memories filled with music and wonderful individuals. They invite you to join their outstanding community!
The Oratorio Society of Queens sponsors a Student Choral Program that offers talented high school and college students the opportunity to sing and perform with OSQ.
OSQ’s Annual Holiday Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 18. OSQ will be rehearsing Part I of Handel’s “Messiah,” plus many favorite traditional Christmas carols and Chanukah songs. The Annual Holiday Concert is performed with a professional orchestra and soloists in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College. Maestro David Close is the Conductor and host of this exciting Queens tradition.
For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call 718-279-3006 or visit www.queensoratorio.org