Oratorio Society of Queens’ 2022 Holiday Concert
Maestro David Close Leads Chorus & Orchestra
Selections from “Messiah” and other Holiday Favorites
Sunday, December 18, 2022
St. Kevin R.C. Church, 42-21 194th Street, Flushing, New York
The Oratorio Society of Queens will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm at St. Kevin R.C. Church, in Flushing, New York.
As a hallmark of the vibrant arts community in Queens, the Oratorio Society of Queens will perform with its 100+ member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close and Assistant Conductor, Jin H. Byun, along with OSQ’s orchestra, the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. Featured soloists are Paula Jean Rocheleau, soprano; John Easterlin, tenor; Nathan Bahny, bass-baritone; and guest artist Cantor Jerry Korobow.
The first half of the program spotlights excerpts of Handel’s iconic “Messiah.” The second half features the spirited Chanukah favorite “Nun Gimel/Chanukah, O Chanukah,” and “Ocho Kandelikas,” a Ladino treasure celebrating the eight candles of Chanukah. Feel the grandeur of Christmas with Maestro Close’s arrangement of C.B. Hawley’s “A Christmas Cradle Song.” A performance of Ken Darby’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” will undoubtedly be a magical and unforgettable experience, and “O Holy Night,” featuring our tenor and soprano soloists backed by the entire chorus will bring the concert to its spectacular climax!