(Rochester, N.Y. – Nov. 7, 2018) The Rochester Oratorio Society will present its fifth annual holiday celebration of music and dance, A City Sings for the Season, at the Port of Rochester, 100 N. River Street, on Dec. 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The Rochester Oratorio Society chorus and its small touring ensemble Resonanz, led by Artistic Director Maestro Eric Townell will perform works by Handel, Rutter and John Williams. “It truly is the most joyful afternoon of the year,” said Townell. “We look forward to this collaboration each year.”
The Oratorio Society will be joined by The Hochstein Youth Singers, led by Maryellen Giese, Director; Borinquen Dance Theatre, led by Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, Founding Artistic Director; The Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Male Chorus, led by Thomas Green, Director; Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir, led by Paul Boutté, Director; and ROCMusic Collaborative, Armand Hall, Director.
This family-friendly performance is free of charge and is co-sponsored by the City of Rochester. The event is also sponsored in part by Nocon & Associates, Canandaigua National Bank and Henderson Family Ford Foundation. Donations of personal care items, food or clothing will be collected for the benefit of Action for a Better Community.
ABOUT THE ROCHESTER ORATORIO SOCIETY:
Founded in 1945, the Rochester Oratorio Society is the region’s leading choral ensemble. The Oratorio Society has toured the world, commissioned and premiered major works and collaborated with the region’s finest vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles. The organization produces four to six performances annually as well as the Rochester International Vocal Competition, now in its 13th year, culminating in a gala performance before a live panel of judges. Information on the Oratorio Society and its productions may be found at https://ROSsings.org or at (585) 473-2234.