Summer Sings in Queens!
Summer Sings are open, scratch performances of major works:
You come to sing, not just to listen.
It helps if you can read a score and follow a part, but sight-singing skills are not required. The idea is to have fun together!
Three sings this summer:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Conducted by Todd Wachsman and Ben Arendsen
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine Brahms: How Lovely (in English, from Requiem)
Conducted by Adam Eggleston
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Conducted by James John
About the Music:
The Mozart Requiem is written in Latin. Latin is quite an easy language to sing even if you not familiar with it. Many of the words are familiar from the mass.
Our conductors will be using the Kalmus edition, which is essentially the same as the Peters edition. There are many other editions, and you are welcome to use any one. There are very few discrepancies in music, but page numbers will differ.
The Fauré Requiem is written in Latin. The text is generally not difficult to sing. During this sing, we will also sing two anthems. Faure´'s Cantique de Jean Racine will be sung in French, and Brahms' How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (from his Requiem) will be sung in English.
Carmina Burana, written by Carl Orff, is written in a unique hybrid of old European languages. The text can be tough to articulate in the faster sections, but most letters and syllables are pronounced as an American would guess. It is perfectly acceptable to sing "la la la" during our sing of this piece.
Location:Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY
$15 entry, or $30 for a season pass admitting you to all three sings. Scores will be provided free of charge.
Doors open 7:15pm, start 7:30pm, end 9:30pm
Ample free street parking, but note that it is essential to pick up a paper parking pass at the church to place in your car windscreen. We will be outside handing these out from 7pm.
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