Summer Sings in Queens!

Summer Sings are open, scratch performances of major works:
You come to sing, not just to listen.

It helps if you can read a score and follow a part, but sight-singing skills are not required. The idea is to have fun together!


Three sings this summer:

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Mozart Requiem
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Conducted by Todd Wachsman and Ben Arendsen

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Fauré Requiem
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Brahms: How Lovely (in English, from Requiem)
Conducted by Adam Eggleston

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Carmina Burana
Conducted by James John


About the Music:

Mozart Requiem

The Mozart Requiem is written in Latin. Latin is quite an easy language to sing even if you not familiar with it. Many of the words are familiar from the mass.

Our conductors will be using the Kalmus edition, which is essentially the same as the Peters edition. There are many other editions, and you are welcome to use any one. There are very few discrepancies in music, but page numbers will differ.

Click here to download the Mozart Requiem Kalmus edition (pdf).
Click here to download Ave Verum Corpus (pdf).


Fauré Requiem

The Fauré Requiem is written in Latin. The text is generally not difficult to sing. During this sing, we will also sing two anthems. Faure´'s Cantique de Jean Racine will be sung in French, and Brahms' How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (from his Requiem) will be sung in English.

Click here to download the Fauré Requiem Kalmus edition (pdf).
Click here to download Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine (pdf).
Click here to download Brahms' How Lovely (pdf).


Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana, written by Carl Orff, is written in a unique hybrid of old European languages. The text can be tough to articulate in the faster sections, but most letters and syllables are pronounced as an American would guess. It is perfectly acceptable to sing "la la la" during our sing of this piece.

Click here to download Carmina Burana (Soprano + Alto) (pdf).
Click here to download Carmina Burana (Tenor + Bass) (pdf).


Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY

$15 entry, or $30 for a season pass admitting you to all three sings. Scores will be provided free of charge.

Doors open 7:15pm, start 7:30pm, end 9:30pm

Ample free street parking, but note that it is essential to pick up a paper parking pass at the church to place in your car windscreen. We will be outside handing these out from 7pm.


Summer Sings in Queens is presented by The Forest Hills Choir, in partnership with The Oratorio Society of Queens and Schola Sine Nomine.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact

Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY.