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

In a repeat of its successful holiday celebration of last December, the Rochester Oratorio Society [ROS] again presents its popular holiday benefit concert, A CITY SINGS FOR THE SEASON, on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 3:00 P.M., free of charge and open to the public, in the Atrium of the historic Sibley Building, 228 East Main Street. One hundred voices sing seasonal music of many cultures, including works by Dave Brubeck, John Rutter and Gian Carlo Menotti, alongside music by African-American composer William Grant Still.
Special guests include the Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir, Paul Boutté, director; and the Hochstein Youth Singers, directed by Maryellen Giese.
Co-sponsors include The City of Rochester, Volunteers of America Upstate New York and the Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality. WinnDevelopment has graciously donated use of the space for this event. Information on the Sibley Building may be found at http://www.thesibleybuilding.com.
Donations of clothing and personal care items accepted at the door benefit the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network.
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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