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Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4 o’clock Queensborough Performing Arts Center Queensborough Community College Bayside, New York


Oratorio Society of Queens David Close, Artistic Director and Conductor BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charlene DeGregoria, President Marsha Toma, First Vice President Irene C. Junge, Second Vice President LeeAnn Close, Treasurer Lawrence M. Lutzak, Secretary Joseph J. Conforti Patty DeCiccio-Franke Dr. Edgar S. Joseph Ellen L. Quinn Dr. Barbara Raisner Eileen E. Scott Dr. Alan Sultan SOPRANOS Soprano I Marie Abellard-Marescot Vincenza Ancona Claire Bazinet Kristin Bertrand Waltraut Bunge Mary Clancy Penelope Daner Maria Frattaroli Joan V. Grossman Ellen M. Gurzenda *

Soprano II Anita Bloom Vivian Blumstein Charlotte Cascio Patricia M. Cawley Nancy Chizik  ** Frances Cohen Cheshire Frager Lynn Hanousek Germaine Henry

Jungsil Hong Carmen M. Hyman ** Jenny Jao Renee Katz Jean Keegan  Michelle Leonard Victoria Moss Ellen L. Quinn Wendy Small-Pereira Adell M. Tomlinson

Althea L. Higdon Elena Leon-Madonia * Alice Levine Marla Lipkin Leslie Marinello Laura O’Gorman Rosalind N. Russo Shu Pei Tang Sylvia Tennant-Rhoda

Altos Alto I Marie Odile Augustin Carol Bramble Margaret A. Colgan Patty DeCiccio-Franke Mary DeSanti Jane Donnelly Vernie Gorman Diane Haber-Bruce Rosemary Harmon Susan C. Harts Dale Hill * Carol Josephs

Alto II Karla Alfano Joan Azizollahoff Anne-Marie Bourbon Mary Boyd Carolyn E. Brown LeeAnn Close Carole Cox Viola Cox * Linda D’Abate Charlene DeGregoria  Marie May Desulmé Pamela T. Keating Margaret Kelleher Marguerite LeBron

Irene C. Junge Margery Kashman Lora Lofaro Leona Milano Mary F. Mills Maike Papadopoulos Dorothy Ramsey Beatriz Roman Loretta Sultana Evangeline Szpylka H Marsha Toma ** Louise Weiss

TENORS Carson Baker * Joseph J. Conforti Peter L. Cooper Harry Grehian An-Tai Jao Edgar S. Joseph

Alice C. MacLarty Hiroko Onogawa Phyllis Pastuszka Barbara Raisner ** Jane Rebhuhn Dina Schiff Eileen E. Scott Irene Solé Anna Tendy  Lynne Thomas Susan Weingart Grace Liao Zheng Pearl Zhou

BASSES Harry P. Leonard Lawrence M. Lutzak ** John M. Murphy Nicolas Navarro John Nolan Keith Prowell

Jerome M. Bloom Mario Cannariato Paul DeCamp Jay Aubrey Jones * David Kashman Leonard Lasner

Kenneth Nero Leigh F. Nuñes Ronald C. Scott Alan Sultan ** Joseph Tolciss 

** Section Leader * Alternate Section Leader  Conductor’s Circle Member (20 years or more with OSQ) H Student Choral Program

Assistant Conductor Benjamin Arendsen Assistant to the Conductor Barbara Podgurski Librarians LeeAnn Close, Lynn Hanousek, Evangeline Szpylka Archivist Joseph Tolciss Orchestra Manager Dr. David K. Gailing Stage Manager Liliana Morales Cover artwork by Pamela Keating, OSQ Member since 2005 This concert journal was printed at Ink-It Printing, Inc.

The Oratorio Society of Queens is a charter member of the Queens Council on the Arts and Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts and a proud member of the Arts & Business Council of New York, Chorus America and the New York Choral Consortium.

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NOTE: Please turn off all cellular phones and beepers while in the theater. Use of flash photography and recording or video devices in this theater is prohibited by New York State law.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLAUD BETWEEN MOVEMENTS OF THE HANDEL “MESSIAH.” THANK YOU!

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Program DECEMBER 22, 2013 QUEENSBOROUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

messiah part 1 (selections)....................................................... G.F. Handel Recitative Air Chorus Recitative Air Chorus Recitative

Chorus Air Recitative Air Chorus

David Close conductor Geraldine McMillian soprano John Easterlin tenor Vaughn Fritts bass-baritone Cantor Jerry Korobow guest artist with the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens

Overture Comfort ye Ev’ry valley shall be exalted And the glory of the Lord Thus saith the Lord But who may abide the day of his coming? For unto us a child is born There were shepherds abiding in the field And lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them And the angel said unto them And suddenly there was with the angel Glory to God Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion Behold I tell you a mystery The Trumpet shall sound Worthy is the Lamb / Amen INTERMISSION

Carol of the Bells .............................................. Traditional; arr. B. Bradford The lamp kept burnin’ on .................................... L. Tsuruoka; arr. D. Close Light One Candle .............................................. P. Yarrow; arr. R. DeCormier Ocho Kandelikas ........................................................... F. Jagoda; arr. D. Close Candlelight Carol ................................................................................J. Rutter Angels We Have Heard on High ..............French Carol; arr. M. Wilberg Pueri concinite.............................................................................. J. von Herbeck The Twelve Days of Christmas . ..........................................arr. C. Dragon O Savior Sweet . ............................. J.S. Bach; arr. C. Dickinson; orch. D. Close Jubilate.......................................................................................................... B. Saylor O Holy Night......................................... A. Adam, arr. D. Buck, orch. R. Pretzer O Come, All Ye Faithful ............J. Wade: Cantus diversi; arr. D. Willcocks

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OUR GUEST ARTISTS GERALDINE MCMILLIAN, soprano, made her debut with the New York City Opera, as Mimi, in La Bohème in 1990, and returned there in 1994 as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly. Ms. McMillian’s close affiliation with this company began with its National Touring Company, singing Tosca, The Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Mimi and Cio-Cio San, a role she subsequently performed with Minnesota Opera and El Paso Opera. Her diverse repertoire includes the role of Monisha in Treemonisha, with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Madame Lidoine in Poulenc’s Dialogue of the Carmelites, in which she made an impressive debut with Central City Opera in July 2000, and Aïda, which has become something of a signature role. She has sung the Ethiopian princess to great acclaim with Nashville Opera, Memphis Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera and Opera Omaha. She has performed as Tosca with Pacific Opera Victoria, Minnesota Opera and Houston Ebony Opera where she also sang a memorable Suor Angelica in 1998. Another Puccini role that has brought her much success is Liù, in Turandot, a role she first sang with Greater Miami Opera and later with Minnesota Opera and Connecticut Opera. Other companies she has sung with include Nashville Opera, Connecticut Opera, Houston Ebony Opera Pacific Opera Victoria, Minnesota Opera, Tulsa Opera and El Paso Opera. Highlights of her frequent orchestral appearances include Gerswhin’s Porgy and Bess Suite with the Detroit Symphony, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg and Pacific Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestral appearances include the New World Orchestra in Mexico City, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Glendale Symphony, the Eesti Riiklik Sümfooniaorkester of Estonia, and the New Haven Symphony. A native of Connecticut, Ms. McMillian studied music at the Juilliard School. She is the beneficiary of awards from the Liederkranz Foundation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the American Opera Auditions and The Connecticut Opera Guild.

at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, his 2012-13 season was highlighted by the world premiere of The Perfect American by Philip Glass, in which Mr. Easterlin created the role of the iconic Andy Warhol to international acclaim for both London’s English National Opera and Madrid’s Teatro Real. This landmark production received its international DVD and CD releases on the Opus Arte label in September 2013. Additionally, he returned to Madrid as Shuisky in Boris Godunov; appeared in the travesty role of Lenia for the North American premiere of Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, for the Gotham Chamber Opera; and made his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s as The Neurologist in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, directed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones and conducted by Tobias Picker.

JOHN EASTERLIN, tenor, can be seen, this holiday season, at the Metropolitan Opera as Monostatos in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute. He began the 2013-14 season with his dual debuts with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Next Wave Festival in the New York City Opera American premiere of Anna Nicole, in which he created the role of the renowned talk show host Larry King. He immediately followed this with a return to Town Hall as guest soloist for Broadway Unplugged opposite many of the Great White Way’s most celebrated stars, before returning to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden for his role debut as Andres in their critically acclaimed production of Wozzeck. This winter he makes his debut with the Boston Symphony in Salome, followed by his role debut as Nick the Bartender in Fanciulla del West for his debut with the Indianapolis Opera. He rounds out the season in his anticipated debut with the Washington National Opera as Monostatos in The Magic Flute at the Kennedy Center. A four time Grammy Award winner, two time Olivier Award recipient, three time Guinness Book of World Records holder, and recent winner

CANTOR JERRY KOROBOW lives with his wife Zo-An in Roslyn Heights, and has two grown, married daughters, Jenna and Marisa. Jerry has many years of experience as a professional performing, touring and recording singer/instrumentalist and actor. Having worked as a social worker, public school music teacher, and still working as a full-time practicing attorney on Long Island, he brings a very unusual and interesting background to his work as the Cantor of Temple Am Echad in Lynbrook, NY. Now in his tenth year there, Cantor Korobow has had the great good fortune of working with Maestro David Close as his accompanist, music director, and musical co-conspirator. Together, they have created “Jazz Shabbat,” “Peter, Paul & Mary Shabbat,” “Rock Shabbat,” “Gospel Shabbat” and “Klezmer Shabbat” services, to mention just a few. They are always looking for new and exciting musical programs and opportunities. Along the way, Jerry constantly encourages musical participation, whether that involves a classroom of children, an audience or a congregation.

VAUGHN FRITTS, bass-baritone, is a native of Nebraska and earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Performance degrees from the University of Nebraska. An accomplished opera and oratorio singer, he has appeared with many of our nations’ finest opera companies and oratorio societies, including Minnesota Opera, Sacramento Opera, Opera-New England, Berkshire Opera Festival, Opera Omaha, Virginia Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. He has sung locally with the Waldorf Choral Society as soloist for the Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn and the Stabat Mater by Dvorak, and as soloist with the Northport Choral Festival under the direction of Maestro Simon Carrington. Recently, Mr. Fritts has appeared in concerts with the First Baptist Church Choir at 79th & Broadway in Manhattan as baritone soloist in performances of The Seven Last Words of Christ by DuBois, and will sing the baritone solos in Mendelssohn’s Vom Himmel Hoch with them in December of this year. He sings regularly at Christ Church in Manhasset, New York, as soloist where he recently sang the baritone solos in Faure’s Requiem. He has sung many performances with the Oratorio Society of Queens and the Great Neck Choral Society under the baton of Maestro David Close.

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Our Artistic Director

Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens

DAVID CLOSE, is the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Oratorio Society of Queens and founder, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. David is the Music Director and Conductor of the Great Neck Choral Society.

Violin I Krystof Witek concertmaster Gabriela Rengel Alexander Vselensky Yeolim Nam Erica Gailing Sarah Bernstein

Maestro Close studied conducting with John Castellini, founder and first Music Director of the Queens College Choral Society, and Laszlo Halasz, founder and first Music Director of the New York City Opera, and assisted Maurice Peress in the training of young conductors at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. For many years, he served as conductor and vocal coach for the Queens College Opera Theater under the direction of the distinguished American opera composer and conductor, Hugo Weisgall and has conducted performances for the Singers’ Theater of Westchester, the Manhattan Opera, and the New York Lyric Opera and guest-conducted Summer Sings for the New York Choral Society and the Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey. He was recently invited to conduct a choral festival for the Long Island chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). The 50th anniversary of the Queens chapter of the American Guild of Organists saw him leading the forces of the combined choirs in a performance that included a specially commissioned work by Queens-based composer, Bruce Saylor. David conducted in the National Choral Messiah Sing-In at Avery Fisher Hall last December but couldn’t this year due to scheduling conflicts.

Violin II Inalvys Paris-Cabello Anne Marie Bedney Claudia Saslow Paolo Alberghini Jocelyn Gertel Helene Bergman

David Close is the founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of Musica Reginae Productions, a professional classical music production arts organization in Queens. In the Summer of 2000, Maestro Close was invited to create and conduct “An Evening of Opera” for the gala opening night of the newly renovated George Seuffert Band Shell in Forest Park with the voices and orchestral forces of Musica Reginae. That year, he also conducted, at the request of then Borough President Claire Shulman, the Oratorio Society of Queens and the Queens Symphony Orchestra in a Millennial Concert at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Maestro Close subsequently returned to Forest Park as guest conductor for a concert of the Queens Symphony’s Summer Park series.

Viola Alejandre Mahave Ina Litera Michelle Zanky Myra Kelly Rebecca Eckfeld

As a pianist, Maestro Close has appeared as recitalist and also as a collaborative artist in vocal and chamber music recitals. He regularly toured with the “Paul Whiteman Historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert” throughout the US and Canada. He also appeared as pianist in a performance of George Antheil’s 1929 succès de scandale, “Ballet mécanique” at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Cello Martin Fett Matthew Goeke Carole Tilson Jiliane Russo

In addition to recital work as organist, Maestro Close has held posts at Holy Cross Episcopal, Brooklyn, Covenant Lutheran, Ridgewood, All Saint’s Episcopal, Bayside, St Thomas Apostle, Woodhaven. Maestro Close is an active composer and arranger, and is currently the Music Director and Organist at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills, and Organist at Temple Am Echad (formerly Temple Emanu-El) in Lynbrook, LI.

Bass Ian Murphy Robert Taffet

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While there is certainly no shortage of Elvis impersonators, master performers Scot Bruce & Mike Albert deliver an Elvis experience with superb reverence and a purity that will give you chills. Scot opens the show performing his renditions of the early hits. When Mike Albert takes over the look is reminiscent of the later years: with “dazzling” jump suits made just for “the King”. Mike is truly untouchable as the older Elvis. $40 all seats

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The platinum selling, world-wide chart topping super group, made Grammy history in 1981 by becoming the first group to win Grammys simultaneously in both the jazz and pop categories. The Manhattan Transfer is easily the most popular jazz vocal group of the 20th century, with an incomparable live stage act. The Manhattan Transfer has won 10 Grammy Awards. $40 all seats

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Three of New York’s premier voices, Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante have joined together to honor the city of New York and our great nation as the New York Tenors. $40 all seats

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The star of In Living Color, David Alan Grier may be best known as a dexterous TV comedy star, but he is also a multi-talented veteran of musicals, plays, and numerous films. Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit performing all over the country and hitting all the major festivals. $40 all seats

The Osmond Brothers have been thrilling packed houses across the world for over five decades and still continue to wow crowds with their warm tones and comedy. Their songs stretch the gamut of musical genres, and include everything from jazz, rock, and pop, to country and bluegrass. $35 all seats

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COMMUNITY, CORPORATION & FOUNDATION SUPPORT

COMMUNITY ENTHUSIAST ($10,000 and more) Mayor Michael Bloomberg NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Queens Delegation of the NYC Council Anonymous (1)

COMMUNITY GUARDIAN ($5,000 and more) The Billy Rose Foundation Council Member Leroy Comrie Council Member Mark Weprin COMMUNITY CHAMPION ($2,500 and more) William C. & Joyce C. O’Neil Charitable Trust COMMUNITY SPONSOR ($1,000 and more) Carnegie Corporation of New York NYC Council District 19 New York State Arts Council Queens Council on the Arts Time Warner Inc. COMMUNITY BENEFACTOR (up to $999) Flushing Town Hall Jewish Communal Fund Maspeth Federal Savings New York Mets CHAMPION ($2,500 and more) David & LeeAnn Close Irene C. Junge Anonymous (2) SPONSOR ($1,000 and more) Robert & Martha Badger Ellen Bloom Penelope Daner in memory of Lillian & Herbert Daner and Henry Fuchs Ellen L. Quinn Luise H. Schwabe in memory of my sister Marsha Toma BENEFACTOR ($500 and more) Peter & Karla Alfano Roger Baumberger in honor of Anne-Marie Bourbon Claire Bazinet Laurence & Pierre Bouchard in honor of LeeAnn & David Close Vivian & Richard Greene Althea L. Higdon Shirley & Wesley Horbatuck Margery & David Kashman in honor of David Close Leonard Lasner in memory of Frieda & George Lasner, the best parents anyone could ever have!!! Michelle & Harry Leonard in honor of David Close Paula & Martin Narva Natividad & Keith Prowell The Zlata Family Anonymous (2) PATRON ($350 and more) Mary E. Boyd Nancy Chizik Livingston Chrichlow in memory of Mary Chrichlow Mary Clancy Viola M. Cox in memory of Ernest Cox Marina & Stephen Giannakakis in honor of our granddaughter, Evangeline Szpylka Carmen M. Hyman Elaine Joseph in memory of Nathan Joseph Kathy & Larry Lutzak Alice C. MacLarty Caroline Mulcahy

DONOR ($200 and more) Angela & Vincenza Ancona Veta Anderson Marie Odile Augustin Hayneth Veronica Bellan Karen & Mario Cannariato Charlotte Cascio Patricia M. Cawley Linda D’Abate Jane Donnelly James S. Durston Patty & George Franke Priscilla Goldbach in memory of Rose Ann Byrnes Ellen M. Gurzenda Ivan Habersham in memory of my bride, Cynthia Habersham Bill and Lynn Hanousek in memory of Helen Von der Osten & Marguerite Socha Rosemary & Raymond Harmon The Honorable Julia Harrison in memory of Madeleine Bini and in honor of Maestro David Close and Claire Bazinet Susan C. Harts in honor of Geraldine Harvey and Thomas E. Newby, Jr. Madeline Hurster Rhoda & Elias Jabbour Jenny & An-Tai Jao Dr. Edgar S. Joseph in memory of Pam Joseph Diane Kenney in honor of Irene C. Junge Alice Levine Mary F. Mills John M. Murphy Laura O’Gorman in memory of Robert William Fiedler The Honorable Frank Padavan Raymond F. Preston Pamela Puder Ruth & Jack Raisner in honor of Barbara Raisner and in memory of Pam Joseph Jane Rebhuhn Beatriz Roman Eileen E. Scott Elaine & William Smith Maida & Gery Sperling in honor of Pearl Rosenberg Dr. Leonard & Mrs. Thelma Stieglitz in memory of Pam Joseph Heike Stucke in memory of my husband, Harry Joseph Tolciss Nancy & Fred Wetzel CONTRIBUTOR ($100 and more) Janet Adamski Karen Kolodny & Hank Amon Officers & Friends of Astoria Federal Savings in memory of Cathy Lee Silverberg The Honorable Tony Avella Ronnie & Marc Bendeth Anita & Jerry Bloom Francis Booth in honor of David Close Francine & Bill Bosch in memory of Florence Bosch Anne-Marie Bourbon Waltraut Bunge Dwight Burton Alice V. Carroll Maria Cervone Frances Cohen Arpy Coherian Linda & Don Colton Joseph J. Conforti Phyllis M. Cooke in honor of Leigh Nuñes John D’Angelo Cheshire E. Frager Maria Frattaroli Cary Greene Marie Gruebel Jo-Ann & Michael Henry in memory of The Grosso & Henry Families J. Hill Rhoda & Elias Jabbour Monique Joseph in memory of my mother, Marie Fong Renee Katz Margaret Kelleher Marguerite LeBron Leslie Marinello Liz & Bill Nolan Leigh F. Nuñes Hiroko Onogawa Mary & Joe Paravati

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Robert Pergament in honor of Charlotte Cascio Pearl Rosenberg Rosalind N. Russo in memory of Francine Boss Louis Sawyer Ronald C. Scott Jane & Paul Sullivan in memory of William J. Junge Evangeline Szpylka Pastor P. Paul & Esther Hui-Soon Tchah Anna Tendy Sylvia Tennant-Rhoda Adell Tomlinson Ana Venezia Louise Weiss in memory of Pam Joseph Maia & Nehemia Zedek FRIEND ($50 and more) Claire Arnold in honor of Viola Cox Robert G. Berger in honor of Irene C. Junge Vivian Blumstein Ruth Borovicka Anne F. Bové in memory of Mary Yolanda Dowling Carol Bramble Carolyn E. Brown Anne Brueckner in honor of Patty DeCiccio-Franke Constance Clausen Mary DeSanti Marie May Desulme Kathleen Easton in memory of Bridget McDonagh Regina J. Faighes in memory of Jeanette & Isaac Faighes Miriam Feldman Joan Fry Vernie Gorman Diane Haber-Bruce Linda Harris-Sicular and Marty Sicular in honor of Jillian Harris Germaine Henry Paula Hostetter Carol Josephs Jean Keegan Barbara Leccese in memory of Ruth J. Leccese Nicholas Leccese in memory of Ruth J. Leccese Loretta Maher Julia McCants in honor of Leigh Nuñes Leona & Frank Milano in memory of deceased family & friends Kenneth Nero Frances Passantino Sydney Phillips Mavis Pritchard Muriel Puder Valrie Riddick in honor of Eileen Scott Suzzette N. Robinson Olga M. Rohback Dina Schiff Fay Schildkraut in honor of Carole Cox Barrett N. Sinowitz in honor of Claire Bazinet Donald E. Smith Marsha Stone Loretta Sultana Sheila Tendy James A. Trent Rabbi Ted & Linda Tsuruoka Miriam & John Wazeter in honor of Cheshire Frager Pearl Zhou Jesse P. Zlata Kathy Zlata

OSQ concerts are made possible, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Queens Delegation of the NYC Council, with additional funding from Council Member Leroy Comrie, Council Member Daniel Halloran and Council Member Mark Weprin. OSQ concerts are also made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Corporation and foundation support include The Billy Rose Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Maspeth Federal Savings, New York Community Bank, Sam Ash Music Corporation, Time Warner Inc., Verizon Foundation, and The William C. and Joyce C. O’Neil Charitable Trust. Contributor’s list complete as of December 5, 2013

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