A City Sings for the Season

December 12, 2021 | 3:00 P.M.
Hochstein Performance Hall
50 Plymouth Ave. North, Rochester, NY 14614
Free of Charge | See below or visit Hochstein.org for current safety protocols

The Oratorio Society hosts its sixth annual afternoon of holiday music and dance with A City Sings for the Season. Special guests include the Hochstein Youth Singers, ROCmusic Collaborative orchestra and drum ensemble, Gospel choirs, and young dancers from the Rochester Dance Theatre.

New this year: Messiah for One and All
During A City Sings for the Season, we’ll hold an open-sing performance of selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” a December tradition for Rochester. Grab a score, join in the fun of singing, and savor the singular excitement of this familiar and beloved music. Admission is free of charge, and music is available for purchase at the door.

Safety Protocols


All patrons age 12 and up will be required to SHOW PROOF of full vaccination. Children age 11 and under must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Accepted proof of vaccination:

  • Hard copy of your vaccination card
  • Digital copy/photo of your vaccination card
  • NY State Excelsior Pass


All patrons will be required to wear masks. If you forget your mask, we have extras at each entrance.

Please refrain from bringing food/drink into the hall so that we can all remain masked.

Distanced Seating:

We encourage you to respect each other’s personal space by distancing yourself as much as possible, especially when seated near people outside of your immediate family/pod.

Hand Sanitizer:

Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby. Cover coughs and sneezes.

PLEASE do not attend any activity at Hochstein if you are not feeling 100% healthy.

A city sings for the season, december 12, 2021, hochstein performance hall

Sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank; Nocon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Advisors; Monroe County; and The City of Rochester.

This project is made possible with funds from the Restart NY Mini-Grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.