2021-2022 concert season

Kent Tritle, Music Director

David Rosenmeyer, Associate Conductor
William Janiszewski, Assistant Conductor
Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

August 21, 2021, 1:30 PM • Riverside Church, NY, NY

Festival Te Deum • Rejoice in the Lamb

Britten

Berliner Messe • Two Slavonic Psalms

Pärt

Jubilate Deo, omnis terra (a 8)

Gabrieli

November 9, 2021, 8:00 PM • Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Messiah

Handel

Soloists
Leslie Fagan, Heather Petrie, Joshua Blue, Sidney Outlaw

December 20, 2021, 8:00 PM • Carnegie Hall

Magnificat

J.S. Bach

Coronation Mass

Mozart

March 8, 2022, 8:00 pm • Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Elijah

Mendelssohn

Soloists
Susanna Phillips, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Isaiah Bell, Justin Austin

May 9, 2022, 8:00 PM • Carnegie Hall

Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

April 9, 2022, 1:30 PM • Riverside Church, NY, NY

Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition Finals Concert

1:30 PM, Saturday, August 21, 2021 • Riverside Church
120th St. and Riverside Drive, New York, NY

Since 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York has hosted a solo competition to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give young singers an opportunity to advance their careers.

Judges for the Finals

Kent Tritle
Ryan Brandau
Hanako Yamaguchi
Mark Shapiro
Damien Sneed

Collaborative Pianist

Erika Switzer

“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.”