The Queens College Choral Society, joined by the QC orchestra and QC choir, will perform Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem in concert at Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts. War Requiem combines the traditional Latin Requiem text with the poems of Wilfred Owen, a “war poet” who died in World War I. Britten’s work is one of the most extraordinary calls for peace ever put into musical form, and its performance this year, on the centenary of the World War I armistice, is especially appropriate.
The Oratorio Society Queens (OSQ) will celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday by presenting “Chichester Psalms” and other Bernstein favorites. You will be transported with his stunningly beautiful, melodic, and joyously rhythmic masterpiece – a musical depiction of the composer’s hope for brotherhood and peace. Selections from the best of America’s musical heritage are also featured – reflecting the wide range of music that is the American Choral Experience – with Maestro David Close and OSQ’s orchestra, The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.
Guest artist: Jerry Korobow
Pre-Concert Day 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.
Photo credit: Adriana Lopetrone Photography