ORATORIO SOCIETY CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF SUCCESS

by ROS ~ August 27th, 2015. Filed under: Group Description.

The Rochester Oratorio Society makes a joyful sound to celebrate seven decades of great singing in CELEBRATING 70, Friday, March 11, 2016, 7:30 P.M., at the Hochstein Performance Hall. Alumni from across the country return to honor the occasion with longtime friends. Eric Townell leads the ROS and a professional brass ensemble in familiar festive music by Brahms, Handel, Haydn, John Rutter and Norman Dello Joio. ROS Emeritus Director Roger Wilhelm shares the podium. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 by advance purchase through the ROS office (585) 473-2234, the ROS web site, www.ROSsings.org or Brown Paper Tickets, http://bpt.me/2156432
The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, is the leading choral/orchestral ensemble in Rochester, New York, and the surrounding seven-county region. The ROS has performed concert tours to Eastern Europe, Italy, Scandinavia and China; performed a live, one-hour televised concert for WXXI’s “Voices” series; collaborated with the region’s finest vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles and artists in other disciplines, including numerous appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; commissioned and premiered major works; and initiated a solo vocal competition of national stature which continues to this day (Classical Idol). Information about ROS events is available through www.ROSsings.org or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.

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