A Riot of Choral Music

ChoralFest USA is a marathon concert event created by artistic director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present. This year’s “Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America” includes performances by groups from across New York State –– including the John F. Kennedy High School Variety Choir from Bellmore, the University at Buffalo Choir, the Promise Church Children’s Choir from Flushing, the Suffolk Singers of Long Island, Manhattan’s C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, La Guardia High School Women’s Chorus of Queens, eVoco Voice Collective from Garden City, the Lavender Light Black and People of All Colors Lesbian and Gay Gospel Choir of New York City, and Rosenbaum’s Canticum Novum Singers. Composer Peter Schickele is the event’s special guest, and the concert concludes with an audience sing-along of Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia.” In the spirit of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th St. Jun. 4, 3-10 p.m. Admission is free, but for a reserved seat at $40, visit symphonyspace.org.