• Arts & Entertainment

    Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” brought to life at Queens College

    “MASS: A Theatre Piece For Singers, Players and Dancers” proved to be an unconventional mass for the audience at Colden Auditorium on Nov. 2 “Mass” was brought to life with the help of a street chorus, a children’s choir, dancers, orchestra, marching, blues and rock band. A conductor replaced the role of a priest while the theatrical piece put a different spin on religion. The show was conducted by Maurice Peress and directed by Lorca Peress. Maurice Peress was the original conductor when “Mass” premiered in 1971 at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The piece is considered to be one of Leonard Bernstein’s most influential works. Bernstein,…