“THROWBACK TO THE 70’S” WITH ORATORIO SOCIETY Fund raiser to benefit educational programs

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

The decade of bell bottoms, leisure suits and Harvey Wallbangers reigns again as the Rochester Oratorio Society [ROS] celebrates its 70th anniversary season with “Throwback to the 70’s” benefit event on Thursday, November 12, 7:00 P.M at ARTISANworks 565 Blossom Road in Rochester.

The ROS invites all to enjoy premium wines and beers, entertainment, dancing, and the opportunity to view and purchase splendid artworks and to bid on Albert Paley collectibles and entertainment packages. Prizes will be awarded for Best 70’s-era Apparel.

“We’re going to party in the spirit of the decade, with all its colorful appeal,” says event organizer Beth Camann, noting that many who attend will be too young to have experienced the era personally. “The point is to have great fun with friends and benefit a great cause.”

Proceeds support the Society’s new partnership with the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School, providing choral education and performance experience to urban students during an intensive six-week session. Music education is widely recognized as a factor in students’ continuing academic success and development.

The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, 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 an annual, nationally-known solo vocal competition (Classical Idol). Tickets ($19.70) to THROWBACK TO THE 70’s are available through www.ROSsings.org, brownpapertickets.com, or the ROS Office, 585.473.2234.

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