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Brahms Requiem with Astoria Choir

  • Trinity Lutheran Church 31-18 37th Street Astoria , NY 11103 United States (map)

About the Choir

The Astoria Choir works to provide world class choral music experiences to singers and audiences in the community of Astoria, New York.
The choir's story begins in 2010.  Founded by our artistic director, Adam Eggleston, we were just 35 singers known as The Astoria Symphonic Choir, and we worked under the auspices of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra.  We collaborated with the ASO for performances of major works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Lauridsen, Mendelssohn, Mozart,  Poulenc, Vivaldi, and more.  Over our first four years we grew considerably in strength, size, and ability, so much so that in the fall of 2014 we established ourselves as an independent non-profit arts organization known simply as The Astoria Choir.  We are now a warm community of 80 strong singers looking forward to a bright and prosperous future.
The Astoria Choir, or TAC, performs four concerts each season, two of which will be collaborations with orchestras or other professional instrumental ensembles. Singers with varying levels of experience, and from all walks of life, are welcomed to audition for this community-based choir.  Interested singers should send an email to for more information.   Please join us for a new and exciting opportunity to bring great choral performances to Astoria, Queens!

Music Director

Adam Eggleston is Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of The Astoria Choir.  He has extensive experience as a chorister, educator, and conductor.  He has appeared as a conductor with the Astoria Symphony Orchestra, AMDA Chorale, and serves as an associate conductor for The Baldwin Festival Chorus of New York.  As a chorister he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Opera Company, Spoleto Festival Chorus (Italy), Tucson Chamber Artists,  and the Baldwin Festival Chorus of New York.  Additionally, he has prepared children's choirs for performances with the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the Curtis Institute of Music's Opera Theatre.  Over the past fifteen years, he has taught choral music to countless children in grades K-12. He is currently the Visual and Performing Arts Chair for the prestigious Buckley School where he presides over a glee club of 200 plus boys.  Mr. Eggleston holds degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College and The University of Arizona.

The Orchestra

Violin I:
Sho Omagari (Concert Master)
Kenneth Trotter
Nicole Jeong
Huijie Gao

Violin II:
Xinou Wei (Principal)
Katie Smirnova
Weilong Long
Ronald Long

Kenny Wang (Principal)
Brett Walfish
Yang Li
Hector Milete

Zexun Shen (Principal)
Jung-Hsuan Ko

Bass: Kevin Schmidt
Flute/Piccolo: Gloria Yun
Oboe: Gregory Weissman
Clarinet: Avigail malachi
Bassoon: Dirk Wels
Horn: Megan bastos
Timpani: Maiko Hosoda