Rochester's Classical Idol Event Chair


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2131 Elmwood AvenueRochester, NY 14618


Rochester's CLASSICAL IDOL, an international vocal competition that fosters the careers of emerging solo vocal artists in the classical field, now in its 11th season, is a premier event in the cultural life of the city and region. In the gala final round held before a live audience, distinguished judges offer contestants constructive comments on their performance. Cash awards and performance opportunities are awarded to the winners, and the audience votes for its favorite. This major fund raising event supports the artistic and educational missions of the Rochester Oratorio Society, a large chorus and orchestra serving the nine-county region surrounding Rochester, NY, since 1945. The venue for CLASSICAL IDOL XI is Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY. An Event Chair is required to coordinate and facilitate hospitality and silent auction functions for the evening. Working with a core of dedicated and experienced volunteers, with reference to a highly-developed notebook of procedures and prior information, the event chair creates an elegant and perfect occasion with music at its heart while raising $35,000 to support the arts and community service mission of the Rochester Oratorio Society [ROS]. The work is fast-paced and fun, with wonderful people and thrilling results. More information on the Oratorio Society and on Classical Idol may be found at


  • Event Design & Planning
  • People Skills
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 250 hours over 20 weeks beginning December, 2017
  • affinity for music and classical singing a plus
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