FLUSHING, NY, August 6, 2012 – The Queens College Choral Society is seeking new members for its 2012-13 concert season, which will feature two extraordinary works for chorus and orchestra: Bach’s B Minor Mass and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” The B Minor Mass is one of the great masterworks of all time–musically inspiring, spiritually uplifting, and a joy to sing. Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 is an extraordinarily life-affirming, powerful and popular work, following in the glorious tradition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The QC Choral Society takes particular pride in presenting the Mahler work for the first time in the borough of Queens.
Auditions for new members will take place on the following Wednesdays in Room 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:
August 22, 6 – 8:30 pm
August 29, September 5, and September 12, 6 – 7:15 pm
Rehearsals are held from 7:30 – 9:45 pm on Wednesdays at Queens College, and will begin on August 29, 2012. A New Member Welcome Party will be held on Wednesday, September 19. 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 and faculty—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.