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!


Twice this summer:

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Mozart Requiem
Conducted by David Close and Ben Arendsen

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Brahms Requiem
Conducted by Ronnie Oliver Jr.


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).


Brahms Requiem

The Brahms Requiem is written in German.

German is not difficult to follow, though some consonants are treated differently to English.

Our conductor will use the Kalmus (Peters) edition. Again, there are many alternatives. We will be singing in German; we prefer that any edition you bring includes the German text. There are few other discrepancies between editions, except in page numbers.

Click here to download the Brahms Requiem Kalmus Edition (pdf).


Our Lady of Mercy Church
70-01 Kessel Street
Forest Hills, NY

$15 entry

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

Ample free street parking. Elevator access for the less mobile.


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

Our Lady of Mercy Church, 70-01 Kessel Street, Forest Hills, NY.