Founded in 1927, the Oratorio Society of Queens is the borough’s oldest performing cultural organization. This year, David Close, the artistic director and conductor, is celebrating 40 years with the community-based chorus. In other words, it’s time to sing. This Sunday, the society will offer its spring concert with Maestro Close conducting more than 125 people through everything from solo recitals to orchestral performances. Anton Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor will be the centerpiece, but attendees will also get to hear opera highlights and the best of the country’s musical heritage, reflecting a wide range of music that is the American choral experience.
Details: Oratorio Society of Queens Annual Spring Concert, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, May 18th, 4 pm. $30/$25 seniors and students with ID/$10 children (12 and under).
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