2017–2018 Performance Schedule
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3 p.m.
Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
Chaminade High School
340 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, New York 11501
Our 70th concert season begins on Sunday, December 17, 2017 when we are once again guests of the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra for their Christmas Concert at Chaminade High School. Under the direction of Maestro Louis Panacciulli, the Pops has presented a free Christmas Concert in Mineola and for 31 years, and the Mineola Choral Society has always been privileged to be a part of this joyous event. This free, SRO concert features inspiring and exciting orchestral arrangements of the music of the season, and the Choral Society joins the orchestra in selections from Handel’s Messiah, and a number of songs and carols.
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Ave Verum Corpus
Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Anton Bruckner: Locus Iste
St. Catherine of Sienna RC Church
33 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY 11010
From the mysterious circumstances surrounding the commission of Mozart’s Requiem to the tragic story of the composer’s efforts to complete the work on his death bed, this last work in Mozart’s brilliant career has captured the attention of musicians, audiences, scholars and creative artists for over 200 years. Left incomplete at Mozart’s death in 1791, then finished by his assistants, the Requiem retains the sense of drama, urgency, and resignation present at its creation. The Mineola Choral Society will perform this great work with orchestra and soloists on January 28, 2018. The concert will include Anton Bruckner’s a cappella anthem Locus Iste, the beautiful lyrical Cantique de Jean Racine by Gabriel Faure and Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3 p.m.
A Centenary Celebration of the Music of Leonard Bernstein
and selectioms from
Mass, Candide and West Side Story
A musician of extraordinary gifts, Leonard Bernstein gained international fame as a conductor, composer, pianist and educator. His compositions cover a remarkably wide range of styles and genres, from the modern complexity of his early three symphonies, through two operas (Trouble in Tahiti being the best known,) the jazz influenced dance music from Fancy Free, chamber music, songs and film music (On the Waterfront—nominated for an Oscar). Bernstein also had a great influence on the course of music theater in America, with the musicals On the Town and Wonderful Town (a Tony Award Winner.) The Mineola Choral Society will present music from the shows Candide and West Side Story. The concert will also include selections form Mass for soloists, treble choir, chorus and orchestra, composed in 1971 for the opening of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Chichester Psalms from 1965 for chorus and orchestra.
Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at
Temple Emanuel Great Neck
150 Hicks Lane
Great Neck, New York 11024