Joining together for a worldly holiday concert is the Rochester Oratorio Society ensemble, Resonanz, with guest soloists from the Rochester Lyric Opera (Susan Cotroneo, soprano; Matthew Swensen, tenor). Founded in 1945, the Rochester Oratorio Society numbers approximately 145 voices, and their smaller ensemble, "Resonanz," is a subset of approximately 40 singers. Diverse carol selections will be presented, including African-American composer William Grant Still. WXXI classical radio personality Julia Figueras will offer nostalgic readings. Maestro Eric Townell will conduct.
ROS presents "Garland of Carols" Saturday, December 15, 7:30 p.m. at Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. $10-$25. 473-2234, ROSSings.org.