MCC Daily Tribune

An Evening of Frederick Douglass with the Rochester Oratorio Society

The Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) presents a preview of its commemorative concert, "Frederick Douglass at 200," on Monday, February 5, in the MCC Theatre, Building 4, 7:30-10:00 p.m. During this open rehearsal with piano, the 100-voice ensemble will prepare THE EMANCIPATION ORATORIO by SUNY-Geneseo composer Glenn McClure, featuring texts of Frederick Douglass, Frances Harper, and other abolitionists. This energetic piece combines Western New York, Western African, and European texts, musical ideas, and instruments in an appeal for justice and human rights.

This rehearsal is free, and no ticket is required to attend. As this rehearsal is open, attendance for the entire evening is not expected.

The actual concert will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Avenue North, in Rochester. Tickets for this historic event ($25; $10 student with ID) are available from the ROS office at (585) 473-2234, through their website,, or online at Students attending the rehearsal may reserve a free ticket to the February 16 performance while at the February 5 rehearsal if they show their student ID.

The Rochester Oratorio Society, the region's premier large mixed chorus for adults, presents 4-6 performances annually and presents the international vocal competition, CLASSICAL IDOL, each spring. Information on the ROS and its productions may be found at or by calling the office at (585) 473-2234.

Holmes, Lloyd
Student Services Office