the Long Island Choral Society in the coming
season! We are delighted to offer four major
concerts, as we have for the past 85 years. Many arts
groups have had to scale back because of limited
patronage or membership. Our Choral Society,
created at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in 1929,
has flourished with very talented and devoted membership that gets better and better!
Our November and May concerts will be in Rockville Centre, and our December and
March concerts will be at the Performing Arts Center at Adelphi University.
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are always welcome! Auditions are usually held for the first three Mondays
as we begin a new portion of our season. We accept the best of any local choirs, and
offer the opportunity to learn more ambitious repertoire in a limited amount of time to
become performance-ready with professional soloists and orchestras.
wrote six Motets, whose use was unclear. They may have been written for
processions from the church to a grave after a funeral rite. Whatever their reason for
being, they are among the most challenging works in the choral repertoire. We have
performed Motets 1, 3 and 6 in the past. This November we will program #5 (BWV
229, Komm, Jesu, Komm) and #6 (BWV 230, Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden) with the
entire Choral Society, and #2 (BWV 226, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf) with a
small group. Mozart will also be included, with his Missa brevis KV 275 in B flat.
always, we present Messiah, Part I in December, with our fabulous orchestra
members. These professional musicians work throughout the Metropolitan Area and are
based in New York City as well as on Long Island. We are so delighted to be able to
have them perform with us. Our Artist-in-Residence, Matthew Curran, Bass- baritone,
will be featured in the November, December and March concerts. You will be so
excited to hear his artistry once again! Our March Concert will be Bach’s Mass in B
to run a choral society are crushing! We are so pleased to announce that we will
be rehearsing at the South Side Middle School in Rockville Centre this season for NO
COST!!! One of our new Board Members researched the Island for the best option, and
RVC won, hands down. Our thanks to her, Dylan Levene, and to the Head of the Arts
Department, Brian Zuar. We can afford at least a string quintet for the savings this
music awaits your participation or attendance. We look forward to more
members from Rockville Centre joining us, and hope that we will find support by
Patrons and Sponsors in you, our subscribers. Please help us by asking your local
professional (dentist, doctor) or small business to take an ad in our programs. We
continue through your enthusiasm and effort!