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2021-2022 concert season

KENT TRITLE, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Oratorio Society of New York 2021-22 Review: Händel’s ‘Messiah’

A Message of Hope in Times of Great Difficulties

The soloists, choir, and orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor Kent Tritle, put on a faithful, and indeed praiseworthy performance of this perennial work.

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Logan Martell

OperaWire

Handel Messiah

Recorded LIVE at Carnegie Hall on WQXR 12/20/2021

Bach Magnificat and Mozart Coronation Mass

March 8, 2022, 7:30 PM • Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Mendelssohn Elijah

May 9, 2022, 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

April 9, 2022, 1:30 PM • Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

“Most important, with Mr. Tritle at the helm, quality and quantity are equal.”

“…a visceral performance”

“The first chorus, climaxing with the phrase ‘Let there be light’ was simply thrilling, with the singers of the Oratorio Society rising over the orchestra in a powerful surge of sound.”

“The star of the show, the Oratorio Society’s chorus, rang out gloriously—pitch-perfect—the singers radiantly persevering the masterpiece that is Handel’s Messiah.”

“It was a pleasure to hear the Oratorio Society’s splendid performance of Mozart’s beguiling arrangement under Mr. Tritle.”

“What mattered most, of course, was the fine music-making.”

“The chorus of nearly 200 voices sounded rich and full-bodied but never forced, and won the biggest, and deserved, ovation.”

“a beautifully blended,
thoroughly unified sound”

“the sheer energy of the society’s sound had an enveloping fervor”

“As I have learned to expect from the acclaimed OSNY, choral blend was outstanding.”