Arts & Culture

Rochester Oratorio Society Presents Free Holiday Concert at Port of Rochester

The Rochester Oratorio Society will present its fifth annual holiday celebration of music and dance, A City Sings for the Season, at the Port of Rochester, 100 N. River Street, on Dec. 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Eric Townell

The Rochester Oratorio Society chorus and its small touring ensemble Resonanz, led by Artistic Director Maestro Eric Townell will perform works by Handel, Rutter and John Williams. “It truly is the most joyful afternoon of the year,” said Townell. “We look forward to this collaboration each year.”

The Oratorio Society will be joined by The Hochstein Youth Singers, led by Maryellen Giese, Director; Borinquen Dance Theatre, led by Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez, Founding Artistic Director; The Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Male Chorus, led by Thomas Green, Director; Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir, led by Paul Boutté, Director; and ROCMusic Collaborative, Armand Hall, Director.

This family-friendly performance is free of charge and is co-sponsored by the City of Rochester. The event is also sponsored in part by Nocon & Associates, Canandaigua National Bank, and Henderson Family Ford Foundation. Donations of personal care items, food or clothing will be collected for the benefit of Action for a Better Community.

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