Join the Oratorio Society of Queens!
Become a Member as Rehearsals Begin for
Handel’s "Messiah"
Auditions are Mondays, September 10 and 17

The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) , under the artistic direction of Maestro David Close, is coming together to prepare for their new singing season. Join OSQ as a member and also join them onstage and look out at a packed house and exuberant audience at the concerts! Make plans now to register for an audition! Auditions are at 7:00 pm on Mondays, September 10 and September 17 . Reservations are required. If you pass the audition, you go directly into rehearsals that night! OSQ rehearses every Monday evening through the season, with rehearsal starting at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm in the lower level of Temple Beth Sholom at 172nd Street and Northern Blvd. in Flushing.

OSQ is a diverse group of more than 120 men and women, young and old, of varied backgrounds and differing levels of singing ability—from sight-readers to those who learn by ear. Singing with the chorus is an excellent opportunity to create beautiful music with others and meet a wide range of people. OSQ has given way to amazing lifelong friendships. The members' experiences have been those of warm memories filled with music and wonderful individuals. They invite you to join their outstanding community! 

The Oratorio Society of Queens sponsors a Student Choral Program that offers talented high school and college students the opportunity to sing and perform with OSQ.

OSQ's Annual Holiday Concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 16. OSQ will be rehearsing Part I of Handel’s "Messiah," plus many favorite traditional Christmas carols and Chanukah songs. The Annual Holiday Concert is performed with a professional orchestra and soloists in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College. Maestro David Close is the Conductor and host of this venerable Queens tradition. 

For additional information on rehearsals and concerts, call 718-279-3006 or visit 


Call: 718.279.3006
For some beautiful and great quality photos of our past concert, please visit
Photo credit: Dominick Totino Photography