Selections will demonstrate transcendent genres of music with a diverse program with works by J.S. Bach and Bobby McFerrin, along with traditional songs of Africa and selections from Paul Simons Graceland album. Joining the 100 singers of the Queensborough Chorus are soloists, orchestra, percussion trio, electric guitar, keyboard and electric bass.
The Queensborough Choruss music director, Sheila Schonbrun, a faculty member of the colleges music department, chose this varied repertoire to demonstrate continuity between different types of music and cultures.
By featuring music from traditional to modern, the Queensborough Chorus concerts regularly celebrate cultural diversity by tapping into multi-ethnic themes and making them a mainstay of concert fare.
For this performances traditional Western sampling, J.S. Bachs masterwork Magnificat will be performed by chorus and soloists with full orchestra. Music from Paul Simon will round out the contemporary set with percussion trio and rock band joining the chorus for transcriptions of You Can Call Me Al, Homeless and Under African Skies. Also included on the program are Bobby McFerrins 23rd Psalm, and a special offering of traditional songs of Africa.
The performance is funded, in part, by New York State Legislative grants obtained by State Sen. Frank Padavan, with funds from the Decentralization Program and the generous support of business and individuals.
Admission is $10 per ticket, and $8 for students and seniors. For information, call the Box Office at 718-631-6311.
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