Carnegie Hall, NYC, 2015
The Quincy Choral Society received a
standing ovation after their performance of Mozart’s “Requiem” at
Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 20, 2015. 41 members of the
chorus were joined by singers from seven other choruses from
across the country under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller from
Westminster Choir College.
Musical Excellence to the South Shore and the World since 1981
2013 - Tour of the Rhine River
50 singers and musical ambassadors
traveled the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam,
Netherlands aboard Avalon Cruise’s boat the "Felicity". Concerts
were held in Basel, Switzerland; Rudesheim, Germany; and Oude
Kirke, Amsterdam, as well as a Farewell shipboard concert.
2011 - Tour of Switzerland and
Our 8th biennial summer concert tour
began in Switzerland with a sung Mass at the Hofkirche in Lucerne.
Next we performed a concert of American Spirituals and Jazz at the
Engadin Music Festival in St. Moritz. Our final concert was at St.
Gilgen, Austria with a collaboration of musicians from the
Salzburg Mozarteum in a program of opera selections by W.A.Mozart.
2009 - Tour of the Czech Republic and Germany
QCS performed the European premiere
of "Songs of Sorrow and Hope" by Stephen Feigenbaum at the
Lobkowicz Palace in Prague, commissioned by the Terezin
Foundation. We were thrilled to be singing in the same room that
Beethoven first performed his Symphony #3 "Erioca". We sang in
Potsdam and Dresden and cruised the Elbe River for seven days.
2007 - Tour of Helsinki and St.
QCS was the first American Choir
invited to perform in Russia at the International Singing World
Festival. Enthusiastic applause greeted our performances in
St. Petersburg at Capella Hall and
St. Peter’s Cathedral and in Helsinki at the "Church in the Rock".
2005 - Tour of Italy
QCS sang in the splendor of St.
Mark’s Cathedral in Venice at the 6 PM mass. Italian audiences in
Florence marveled at our Vivaldi's "Gloria" and, in Stresa
(Milan), they loved our Gershwin and jazz selections. After the
tour, several members did an extended tour to Rome.
2003 - Tour of Vienna and Prague
One of the highlights of this tour
was singing Mozart’s "Ave Verum" in the choir loft of the church
where Mozart composed the piece! Prague audiences were amazed by
our performances at the International Festival of Sacred Music at
the St. Nicholas Church.
2001 - Tour of Wales and Scotland
QCS performed a joint concert with
the Cowbridge Male Voice Choir at Atlantic College, Porthcawl. We
then traveled north to Yorkshire, England for a concert at Bolton
Castle and finally to Greyfriar’s Church in Scotland as part of
the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
1999 - Tour of France
Our tour began in the Loire Valley at
Chenonceaux and finished in Paris. What a thrill it was to sing
Fauré’s music in Chartres Cathedral! Parisians were "jazzed" by
our Ellington selections and Bernstein’s "Best of All Possible
Worlds" from Voltaire’s Candide.
1997 - Tour of England
John Quincy Adams was married in
London in 1797...thus we commemorated the event on our first
concert tour at All Hallows by the Tower. We then performed a
concert at the Greenwich Music Festival hosted by the Mayor of
Greenwich and two concerts in Bramham and Driffield. The former
was at a parish church and the latter at a manor house as a
benefit for British Cancer Research.
The Kennedy Center, Washington
QCS performed in Washington, DC for
the National Memorial Day Choral Festival on May 25, 2014 to
commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Our
concert at The Kennedy Center was
followed the next day with a performance at The National Archives
to begin the Memorial Day Parade.
our 40th Season!
2016 - Tour of Ireland
Under the Direction of John Nichols,
50 QCS singers and ambassadors toured the Emerald Isle. Concerts
were held in Kylemore Abbey; St. Coleman’s Cathedral in Cobh,
County Cork; and in Adare, QCS performed an evening Sung Mass at
Holy Trinity Church, followed by an informal recital. A highlight
was the concert at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, sung in
conjunction with Music Matters, a chorus of challenged persons who
absolutely love music - very moving.
2018 - Tour of Montreal and
June, 2018 QCS toured north to
Canada. Concerts were given in Montreal and Quebec under the
direction of Dr. Joshua Rohde. We sang the Sunday service at the
Church of St. Andrew and the St. Paul Presbyterian Church; Mass
and a concert at The Oratoire St. Joseph and Christ Church
Cathedral, and QCS sang a church service and concert at the La
Chappelle Saint-Michel. Museum visits and walking tours along with
delicious Canadian cuisine rounded out our week-long adventure.