New York’s Standard for Grand Choral Performance
KENT TRITLE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
November 6, 2023 • 7 PM
Laquita Mitchell soprano
Lucia Bradford mezzo-soprano
Eric Carey tenor
Adam Lau bass
December 18, 2023 • 7 PM
Kathryn Lewek soprano
Daniel Moody countertenor
Martin Bakari tenor
John Brancy baritone
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 • 7 PM
MAHLER: Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Additional programming to be announced.
Susanna Phillips soprano
Heather Petrie contralto
Joshua Blue tenor
Tyler Duncan baritone
Kent Tritle conductor
David Briggs organ
Tickets available after October 1
May 6, 2024 • 7 PM
Nola Richardson soprano
Mary Beth Nelson mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Jones tenor
Sidney Outlaw baritone
Joseph Beutel bass-baritone
“All the sonic and dramatic elements of the piece came together smoothly in a well-paced performance whose final crescendo on the word “Free” brought a tear to the eye and the audience to its feet.”
David Wright, New York Classical Review
"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."
Paul J. Pelkonen, PaperBlog
"Throughout, conductor and OSNY musical director Kent Tritle drew virtuosity and dramatic flair from chorus and orchestra, both of which were in top form.”
Jon Sobel, BlogCritics.org
"It was a pleasure to hear the Oratorio Society’s splendid performance of Mozart’s beguiling arrangement under Mr. Tritle."
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
"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"
Allan Kozinn, NY Times
"As I have learned to expect from the acclaimed OSNY, choral blend was outstanding."
"Most important, with Mr. Tritle at the helm, quality and quantity are equal."
Harry Rolnick – ConcertoNet.com