Go ahead, deck the halls. But for real holiday inspiration, head over to any one of four fantastic concerts scheduled for this upcoming, jam-packed weekend. The fun begins on Friday with a special show at Queens Museum featuring the Corona Youth Orchestra, the Corona Children’s Orchestra, and the No Frontiers Children’s Orchestra playing Beethoven and other classics. There’s a double dose on Saturday, as the Forest Hills Choir performs a collection of choral pieces, such as “Magnificat” and “O Magnum Mysterium,” which honor the Virgin Mary. At night, the Queens College Choral Society, whose membership includes high school students and adults who have been with the group for more than 40 years, does Handel’s Messiah and other favorites with a full orchestra. Finish the fix — and get another dose of Handel’s Messiah — on Sunday when Our Lady of Martyrs Church’s Sacred Music Society joins forces with the Oratorio Society of Queens to offer an annual concert that always involves tremendous audience participation.
Four sets of details after the jump.
- The Corona Youth Music Project Holidays Concert, Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Friday, December 12th, 6 pm.
- Songs of Mary, The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Gardens, Saturday, December 13th, 4 pm.
- 74th Annual Winter Concert, Colden Auditorium, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, Saturday, December 13th, 7:30 pm, $20.
- Messiah & More, Our Lady Queens of Martyrs Church, Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, Sunday, December 14th, 4 pm, $25/$10 for children under age 12.
Top photo: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs; bottom photo: Queens College Choral Society