About the society

New York City’s standard for grand choral performance

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY) is one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States and has become New York City’s standard for grand choral performance. Founded in 1873 by Leopold Damrosch, the Society has played an integral role in the musical life of the city.  In its early years, the Society established a fund to finance the building of a new concert hall, a cause taken up in earnest by the Society’s fifth president, Andrew Carnegie. In 1891, and under the direction of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the Society helped inaugurate this new Music Hall, which would be renamed Carnegie Hall several years later.

The Society continues to perform several times each season at Carnegie Hall. Its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a tradition unbroken since 1874, have become a holiday favorite with New York audiences. In addition to its collaborations with the New York Philharmonic and The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as other performing arts institutions, the Society performs internationally every few years – including recent concerts in Japan, Uruguay, Germany, Italy, and Brazil. 

The Society is also committed to commissioning and championing new works, including most recently Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road, recording available from Naxos Records.

The OSNY membership consists of amateur and professionally trained singers as well as non-singing members.  Auditions are held twice annually at the beginning of the fall and winter terms.  OSNY is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors with a professional music staff.

If you are interested in auditioning for OSNY, please email auditions@osny.org


Anne-Marie J. Audet
Micheline Beaudry
Christina Tofani Bentz
Elizabeth Berwick
Kristen Blanda
Elaine Boxer
Dorothea Brady
Patricia Ann Bruck
Lisa Cecchini
Marie A. Colella
Catherine Corkill
Julie Cropper
Ellen Davidson
Alexandra Deis-Lauby
Teresa DeVera
Deborah DiTaranto
Catherine Doll
Margaret Ewing
Michiyo Fisher
Melendy Forman
Kate Gerlach
Adrienne Giardiniere
Jennifer Giuffre
Rachel Goldstein
Karen Hartman
Jennifer Herring
Patricia Hopkins
Theresa Hubbard
Rebecca Jovin
Ellen Keleman
Nelly Kobanenko
Suky K. Kwak
Heather Lake
S. Marguerite Lally
Andrea Leyton-Mange
Danielle Libatique
Shea Scanlon Lomma
Phyllis Lusskin
Sandy MacDonald
Jenn Mancini
Annika Many
Hannah Margolies
Meghan Marks
Audrey Nicholson
Julie Nocco
Opeoluwa Olaniyan
Amelia Pacht
Marianne S. Percival
Alexandra Prow
Erin Riesebieter
Jennifer L. Ritter
Natasha Roemer
Rebecca Rucker
Anne Sandberg
Carla Santarelli
Deirdre O. Schell
Elizabeth Simpson
Marta Spigel
Charlotte Storch
Susan Stumer
Shereen Taylor-Berger
Pamela Vreeland
Lisa Waterworth
Sharon Webb
Regan Winter
Margaret Woolums*
Joanne Wosahla
Erica Wright
Margaret Young


Maria Abeshouse
Linda Amster
Sarah Arena
Barbara Barnes
Elizabeth Basile
Elaine J. Bergman
Greta Berman
Shirley Virginia Beyah
Carol Bramble
Mary Braunsdorf
Susan Brown
Nancy Cline
Yona M. Corn
Marjorie Crandell
Mariana Eizayaga
June Severino Feldman
Vera Finkemeier
Lesleigh Forsyth
Tina Gonzalez
Barbara Harrington
Martha Hess
Laura Hogan
Kenita Alani Hopper
Brittany Jones
Mary Kevlin
Allison LaFleur
Rebecca Lehmann-Sprouse
Ellyn Leverone
Kate Levin
Elizabeth Levine
Florence C. Long
Susan Sigda Lotocki
Robin Ludwig
Amanda MacDonald
Hilary Maddux
Greta Malocaj
Jose Juan Marzal*
Karen McCahill
Leslie Moser
Anne Paxton
DiAnn K. Pierce
Gretchen Pingel
Janet Plucknett
Tracy Pogue
Elke D. Raskob
Eileen Richter
Lita Robinson
Rumiko Saiki
Emily Saperstein
Susan Smodish
Masayo Sonoda
Bente Strong
Kate Sullivan
Eleanor T. Tewlow
Terry L. Tolk
Mary Vaughn
Laura Vecchione
Brittney Wetzel
Gisela White
Judith E. Williams
Michele Wolfson
Karin Wiseman
Susan Zwanger


Dennis Bernardo
Ronnie Castillo
Scott Clugstone
Robert Conley
James A. Finder
Susan Kern
Mitchell Lane
Karl Lauby
Nicholas Lobenthal
Tom McNeill
Ongama Mhlontlo*
Harry Nishitani
Richard A. Pace
Levi Tarrant Pratt*
Douglas Riccardi
David Robb
Charles Stewart, III
José A. Tobar, Jr.
Oscar Vallejo
Jie Yi*
Dennis Young


Gyasi N. Barber
Jay Benzon
Benoit Challand
Johnathan Cook
David DePugh
Simon Dratfield
Tim Dwight
Jethro Eisenstein
Bill Forsyth
Matt Fremont-Smith
Alec Galambos*
Doug Harrison
Jonathan Havel
Arthur H. Hopkirk
Logan Keig
David Kuzan
Sanford Leff
Alex Lotocki de Veligost
Benjamin Mandresh
John Matjucha
Ora McCreary
Alan Meltzer
Anthony Papetti
Bruce Patrick
Alexander Pedigo
Rick Perdian
Neal Perrine
Hans-Christian Pfisterer
Roger Rahtz
Charles Richards
Dov Scherzer
Gary Schieneman
Curtis Scott
Fred Smith
Daniel Tranchina
Eric Vigen
Albert Watson

*Choral Artist

Kent Tritle

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York’s choral music world” by The New York Times, he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the Grammy-nominated volunteer chorus; and Music Director of Musica Sacra, New York’s elite professional chorus.

Kent is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic.

Highlights of the 2022-23 season include two world premieres: A Nation of Others, a new oratorio for six soloists, chorus and orchestra by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell about immigrants’ arrival at Ellis Island in 1921, with the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall, and a setting of the Stabat Mater for organ, soloists, chorus, and orchestra by David Briggs at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Kent also leads Robert Paterson’s Whitman’s America (2016) and Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Oratorio Society; music from 14th-century England and France and a program featuring music of women composers spanning more than five centuries with Musica Sacra; and “Venice: City of Light,” a collaboration with Rose of the Compass, holiday programs, and two organ recitals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Kent also leads his annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, with Musica Sacra and the Oratorio Society of New York, at Carnegie Hall.

Among Kent’s recent notable performances: at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand,” and Britten’s War Requiem performed by the Oratorio Society of New York and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music; and with the Cathedral Choir, the New York premiere performance by the Cathedral Choir of Einojuhani Rautaavara’s Vigilia (called by Opera News “a choral concert for the ages”). With Musica Sacra, world premieres of music by Juraj Filas, Michael Gilbertson, and Robert Paterson and an acclaimed performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil. And with the Oratorio Society of New York, the world premieres of the Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell oratorio Sanctuary Road (the recording of which received a Grammy nomination) and Juraj Filas’s Song of Solomon, and Mozart’s arrangement of Handel’s Messiah.

Kent has created high-profile collaborations for his groups with other major players in the New York music scene, directing the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus for performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the New York Philharmonic led by Alan Gilbert; Musica Sacra for the New York Philharmonic’s live score performances of 2001: A Space Odyssey, also led by Gilbert, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind; and the Oratorio Society of New York for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s led by Sir Roger Norrington, and Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Gala. He also led the “Mass Appeal Mass” of the “Make Music New York” festival for three years, including the 2012 premiere of a work by Philip Glass in Times Square.

Kent Tritle is renowned as a master clinician, giving workshops on conducting and repertoire; he leads annual choral workshops at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and recent years have included workshops at Berkshire Choral International, Summer@Eastman and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. As Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music from 2008 to 2022, Kent established the school’s first doctoral program in choral conducting. A Juilliard School faculty member since 1996, he currently directs a graduate practicum on oratorio in collaboration with the school’s Vocal Arts Department.

In more than 150 concerts presented by the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series from 1989 to 2011, Kent Tritle conducted the Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola in a broad repertoire of sacred works, from Renaissance masses and oratorio masterworks to premieres by notable living composers, earning praise for building the choir and the concert series into one of the highlights of the New York concert scene. From 1996 to 2004, Tritle was Music Director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. Kent hosted “The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle,” a weekly program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music, on New York’s WQXR from 2010 to 2014.

As an organ recitalist, Kent Tritle performs regularly in Europe and across the United States; recital venues have included the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, Dresden’s Hofkirche, King’s College at Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, and St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. With the Philharmonic he has performed Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony conducted by Lorin Maazel, Andrew Davis, Antonio Pappano, and David Robertson, and recorded Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem and Henze’s Symphony No. 9, all conducted by Kurt Masur, as well as the Grammy-nominated Sweeney Todd conducted by Andrew Litton. He is featured on the DVDs The Organistas and Creating the Stradivarius of Organs.

Kent Tritle’s discography features more than 20 recordings on the Telarc, Naxos, AMDG, Epiphany, Gothic, VAI and MSR Classics labels. Recent releases, including the Grammy-nominated 2018 world premiere performance of the Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell oratorio Sanctuary Road with the Oratorio Society of New York; the 2016 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, David Briggs’s organ-choral version, and Eternal Reflections: Choral Music of Robert Paterson with Musica Sacra, have been praised by NPR Music, Gramophone, and The American Organist.

Kent is the 2020 recipient of Chorus America’s Michael Korn Founders Award for Development of the Professional Choral Art. Other recent honors include the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award from Career Bridges and the 2016 President’s Medal for Distinguished Service from the Manhattan School of Music. Kent is on the advisory boards of the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (C4) and the Clarion Music Society, and was the 2016 honoree at Clarion’s annual gala.

Kent Tritle holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from The Juilliard School in organ performance and choral conducting. He has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He was featured in Episode 6 of the first season of the WIRED video series “Masterminds,” an installment titled, “What Conductors Are Really Doing.”


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Updated 9/2022

David Rosenmeyer


The Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor David Rosenmeyer has conducted the Society’s Carnegie Hall performances of Stravinsky’s Mass, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Britten’s Te Deum in C, and the chamber orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem. He is also Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale and the Salzburg Marionette Theater’s production of The Sound of Music. Additionally, he served on the Mannes College of Music’s staff and as a conductor and vocal coach with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv.

Mr. Rosenmeyer began his conducting career as the guest conductor of major orchestras throughout South America, including the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Argentina, Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción of Chile, the Orchestra do Festival do Curitiba of Brazil, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He has also conducted the Israeli Chamber Orchestra as well as orchestras in Hungary, Italy, and Brazil.

Born in Argentina, David Rosenmeyer began his studies in Israel where he spent much of his childhood. After returning to Argentina, he studied choral conducting at the J. J. Castro Conservatory of Music and orchestra conducting at the UCA. He holds a master’s degree in conducting and music theory from the Mannes College of Music and is a recipient of the Felix Salzer Award and a grant from the Joyce Dutka Foundation.


Amir Farid


Winner of the 2006 Australian National Piano Award, U.S-born Iranian-Australian pianist Amir Farid has been described as “a highly creative musician – a pianist of great intelligence and integrity”. Residing in both Melbourne and New York City, Amir has performed as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and collaborative artist in concert halls and festivals internationally, including Carnegie Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Al-Hashemi-II in Kuwait, as well as other venues in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and China.

Recital collaborations include, tenor Ian Bostridge, sopranos Greta Bradman and Siobhan Stagg, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair, as well as many instrumental soloists. As a chamber musician, Amir is pianist of the Benaud Trio, winning the Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, as well as pianist with the Exponential Ensemble in NYC. He has also recorded for the Steinway & Sons Spirio catalog, as part of the piano manufacturer’s revolutionary player-piano system.

Amir has studied with Ronald Farren-Price, Andrew Ball, Geoffrey Tozer, Rita Reichman and Timothy Young, at the Royal College of Music, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music. In addition to his work with the OSNY, Amir is a staff pianist at the Vocal Arts department of the Juilliard School, and has worked as a rehearsal pianist with the New York Philharmonic. Please visit amirfarid.com

Board of directors

Richard A. Pace Chairman
Robert Conley President
Janet Plucknett Vice President
Elke D. Raskob Vice President
Elizabeth Simpson Vice President
Alan Meltzer Treasurer
Deirdre O. Schell Secretary
Gyasi N. Barber Director
Deborah Bradley-Kramer Director
Katherine S. Cahill Director
Timothy Dwight Director
Evan Fein Director
Erin Flannery Director
William Forsyth Director
Angel Gardner Director
Tina Gonzalez Director
Doug Harrison Director
Jennifer Herring Director
Claudia Huter Director
Jay Jacobson Director
Robin Ludwig Director
Katrin K. Naelapaa Director
Nicole Sandretto Director
Gary Schieneman Director
Oscar Vallejo Director
Mary Vaughn Director
Susan Zwanger Director
Thomas Damrosch Director Emeritus
Kathleen Flaherty Director Emerita
Catherine M. Green Director Emerita
Mary-Jo Knight Director Emerita

committee chairs

Executive  Richard Pace
Nominating  Elke Raskob
Audit & Compliance  Robert Conley
Development  Jennifer Herring
Education  Albert Watson
Solo Competition  Janet Plucknett
Music  Evan Fein
International Travel Oscar Vallejo 
Finance  Alan Meltzer
Investment  William Forsyth 
Auction  Mary Vaughn
Archivist Robin Ludwig

The generosity of its many patrons allows the Oratorio Society to continue its 148-year legacy as New York’s standard for grand choral performance. For more information about giving opportunities, please contact the Society here or write to the office: 1140 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

List current as of July, 2022

Corporate & Foundation

  • The Elizabeth Fernald Allen Family Foundation
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • The Casement Fund
  • eosProducts, LLC
  • Gartner
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Hudson Guild
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • The Kaplen Brothers Fund
  • Teitler & Teitler LLP
  • UBS AG
  • Zaskorski & Associates

Golden Circle (Over $10,000)

  • The Elizabeth Fernald Allen Family Foundation
  • Bill & Lesleigh Forsyth
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger
  • Lawrence Madison in honor of Richard Pace and DiAnn Pierce
  • Richard & Lois Pace Charitable & Cultural Fund
  • Bruce Patrick
  • Denise Littlefield Sobel
  • Joanne Abell Spellun
  • Susan Zwanger

Silver Circle ($5,000 -$9,999)

  • Katherine S. Cahill
  • Kathleen Rogers & Rick Teller Fund
  • Albert Watson

Benefactor ($1,000-$4,999)

  • Linda Amster
  • Anne-Marie Audet
  • Gyasi N. Barber
  • Henry Barkhorn
  • Jay Benzon
  • Elizabeth Berwick
  • Mary Braunsdorf
  • Robert Conley & Evan Fein
  • Tracy Corn
  • Susan H. Dramm
  • Joyce G. Ferguson
  • Kathleen Flaherty
  • Matt Fremont-Smith
  • Joselyn Gonzalez & John Matjucha
  • Stephen H. Gardner Fund in memory of Betsy Means
  • Catherine M. Green
  • Doug Harrison
  • Karen Hartman
  • Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of William Cohen
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of Harriett L. Obus
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in tribute to DiAnn Pierce
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of Freddi Strasser
  • Patricia Hopkins
  • Claudia & Steve Huter
  • Jay & Patricia Jacobson
  • Steve Karger
  • Mary Kevlin
  • Ted & Joan Kuck
  • Suky K. Kwak
  • Allison LaFleur
  • Karl F. Lauby
  • Rebecca Lehmann-Sprouse
  • Florence C. Long
  • Kathleen Ludwig
  • Robin Ludwig
  • Phyllis Lusskin
  • Karen McCahill
  • Ora McCreary
  • Diane & Alan Meltzer
  • Richard Meyerson
  • Claudia Mooij
  • Leslie Moser
  • Julie & Brian Nocco
  • Brian R. & Marianne S. Percival
  • DiAnn K. Pierce
  • Janet Plucknett
  • David Robb
  • Elke & Casey Raskob
  • Barbara Saltzman in honor of Linda Amster
  • Anne and Larry Sandberg
  • Nicole Sandretto
  • Deirdre and Christopher Schell
  • Dov Scherzer
  • Gary Schieneman & Susan B. Fisher
  • Susan Sigda & Alex Lotocki de Veligost
  • Susan Smodish
  • Bente Strong in memory of my parents, whose love of music has been the gift of my life
  • Shereen Taylor-Berger and Steven Berger
  • Terry Tolk
  • Kent Tritle in memory of Nancianne Parrella
  • Oscar & Christina Vallejo
  • Judith E. and Mary A. Vaughn Williams
  • Laura Vecchione & Daniel Tranchina
  • Albert Watson & Gina Lombardi Bratter
  • Karin & Bob Wiseman
  • Michele and Michael Wolfson
  • Frances Zawilski
  • Lynda Zweben-Howland & Peter Howland

Patron ($250-$999)

  • Blessing Agunwamba
  • Stephanie & Seth Alpert
  • Anonymous in honor of Mary Kevlin
  • Rhonda Barnat in honor of Julia Turner & Peter Oldham
  • Barbara Barnes
  • Armand Bartos
  • Neil Bennett
  • Marion Buchbinder
  • Lisa Cecchini
  • Ann Chao
  • Nancy Cline
  • Miriam Cohen in honor of Karl and Alexandra Lauby and in memory of Barbara Spiegel
  • Catherine Corkill
  • Julie & Colin Cropper
  • Simon Dratfield
  • Jethro Eisenstein
  • Vera Finkemeier
  • Erin Flannery
  • Martha Fleischman
  • Angel Gardner
  • Tina Gonzalez & David S. Byrne
  • Haber Family Charitable Fund
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of William Cohen
  • Erin Hessman
  • Cynthia Hoffmann
  • Arthur H. Hopkirk
  • Helen Jackson
  • Rebecca Jovin
  • Mary-Jo Knight & Michael Parish
  • Nancy Leo
  • Nicholas W. Lobenthal
  • Florence Long in memory of Robert Long
  • Hilary Maddux
  • Annika Many
  • Anne Maxwell
  • Karen McCahill
  • Kathryn McCarthy in honor of Bente Strong
  • Carol McMillan
  • David & Leni Moore Family Foundation
  • Anne Paxton
  • Hans-Christian Pfisterer
  • Gretchen Pingel
  • Paul Richards
  • Douglas Riccardi
  • Natasha Roemer
  • Rosalin Rogers in memory of Theodore Kuck
  • Richard & Carol Seltzer in memory of Marilyn Walter
  • Masayo Sonoda
  • Glenda Strother
  • Susan & Mark Stumer
  • Hannah Tantri
  • Julia Turner in honor of Bob Conley
  • Julia Turner in honor of The Brahms Requiem
  • Christine Wahlquist
  • Albert Watson in memory of Betty Brummett
  • Sheila Wellington
  • Brittney Wetzel & Chas Stewart
  • Joanne Wosahla
  • Margaret Young
  • Stella Zawistowski in honor of Julia Turner

Donations made in memory of Colony Elliott Santangelo:

  • Robert Ambaras
  • Ginny Bloom
  • Robert B. Elliott
  • John Fishback
  • Brian Fisher
  • Holly Gregory
  • Rallou & Gena Hamshaw
  • Jennifer Herring
  • Chloe Houston
  • Fred & Evelynne Kramer
  • Alex Leu
  • Phyllis Lusskin
  • Sal & Katie Maniaci
  • Anne Mullen
  • Mairead O’Keefe
  • Tim & Julia O’Keefe
  • Richard Pace
  • Marianne & Brian Percival
  • Gates & Margy Richards
  • Edwin David Robertson
  • Megan Mery Ryan
  • Anne Sandberg
  • Barbara Santangelo
  • Eileen, Betty, Pat &Charles Santangelo
  • Christine Schaeffer
  • Scott Stone
  • Stephanie Swafford
  • Albert Watson
  • Catherine Worsnop

Gifts made in memory of Donna Tritle

  • Linda Amster
  • Christina Gonzalez
  • Martha Hess and Michael Dolinger
  • Florence Long
  • Karen McCahill
  • Carol McMillan
  • DiAnn Pierce
  • Terry Tolk

Sponsor ($100-$249)

  • Sarah Arena
  • Hubert F. Babinski
  • Rhonda Barnat in honor of DiAnn Pierce
  • Mitchell Berg
  • Kristin P. Bergfeld
  • Greta Berman
  • Flora Bloom
  • Joy Brown in memory of Chiyoko Schuller
  • Susan Brown
  • Sr. Patricia Bruck
  • Bob & Leita Chalfin in memory of Charles Tolk
  • Marie Colella
  • Laurie Cowan
  • Judy Crane
  • Deborah Di Taranto
  • Susan Drury in honor of Joanne Spellun
  • Maggie Duprieu
  • Simone Ehmann in honor of Dr. A. Henderson
  • Joan Ferrante
  • James A. Finder
  • Clark & Juli Froning in memory of Theodore Kuck
  • William & Helen Garrison
  • Christina (Tina) Gonzalez
  • Michael & Theresa Goldman
  • Gwendolyn Goodwin
  • Jeffrey Helman & Gayle Binney in honor of Richard Pace
  • Gary Himes
  • Laura Hogan
  • Arthur Hopkirk in honor of Priscilla Hopkirk
  • Stephen Hubbard
  • Saleem Kassum
  • Aaron Kinard in honor of DiAnn Pierce
  • Shea Scanlon Lomma
  • Eileen Lubars
  • Susan MacKenzie
  • Susan Madden in honor of Kent Tritle
  • Meghan Marks
  • Florence C. Maynard
  • Carol Miles & Mario DeStefano in honor of DiAnn Pierce
  • Kelly Mooij
  • Katrin K. Naelapaa
  • James H. Ottoway, Jr.
  • Alexis Pace & Szu Burgess
  • Silvia Zerbio Pillitteri
  • Jennifer Ritter
  • Lisa & Gary Rodolitz in honor of Albert Watson
  • Susan Rothschild
  • Megan Mery Ryan
  • Rumiko Saiki
  • Colony Santangelo
  • Elizabeth and Ernest Schwartz
  • Adrienne Skinner
  • Dr. & Mrs. Fred B. Smith
  • David Sturek in honor of Elaine Boxer
  • Ellie Tewlow
  • José Tobar
  • Jennifer Wada
  • Felicia & Max Weiss in honor of Richard Pace
  • Jay & Lynn Weiss
  • Susan Weiss
  • Dorothy Young

Associate (up to $99)

  • Richard C. Barcham & Prema Samuel in honor of Fred Smith
  • Brenda Bauer
  • James Beach in honor of Richard Pace
  • Jeffrey Blustein
  • Pamela Bogardt
  • Katherine Brennan
  • Mark Campbell
  • John Clarke in memory of Gerald Clarke
  • Louise Cumpson
  • Ellen Davidson
  • Virginia Davis
  • Joyce Demoose
  • Susan Drake
  • Timothy Dwight
  • Nicole Eiseman
  • Jonathan Havel
  • Matt & Luann Jacobs
  • Kerstin Lange
  • Alana Laudone
  • Stuart & Harriett Lerman
  • Tal Lev in memory of J.S. Bach
  • Tal Lev in honor of Elaine Boxer
  • Robert & Ellyn Leverone in memory of Ludmilla Pagent
  • Maxim J. Losi
  • Tien Ma
  • Karen McCahill in honor of Mary Kevlin
  • John G. Miller
  • Jill Morby
  • Rebecca Morgan
  • Martin & Lucy Murray
  • Diantha Robinson in honor of Lita Robinson’s wedding
  • Lita Robinson
  • Meredith Rossborough in memory of Ruby Morgan
  • Gail Safian
  • Richard Safran
  • Dan Schlieben in honor of Priscilla Hopkirk
  • David Simonoff in memory of Irving Simonoff
  • Elizabeth Simpson
  • Martha Trowbridge in honor of Tim Dwight
  • John J. Van Aalst
  • Quintus Von Bonin in honor of First Responders
  • Ron Waitzman in memory of Irving Meltzer
  • Terry Woolums
  • John Abbott Worthley

The Woodside Circle

Named in memory of the Society’s long-time music director, the Lyndon Woodside Circle offers four levels of annual giving with a three-year commitment. Circle members are invited to special events throughout the season.

Maestro ($10,000 and above)

  • Elizabeth Fernald Allen Family Foundation
  • Bill & Lesleigh Forsyth
  • Lawrence Madison
  • Richard & Lois Pace Charitable & Cultural Fund
  • Bruce Patrick
  • Joanne Abell Spellun
  • Susan Zwanger

Virtuoso ($5,000-$9,999 annually)

  • Katherine S. Cahill
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger

Grazioso ($3,000-$4,999 annually)

  • Suky K. Kwak
  • Robin Ludwig in honor of Robert Conley and Evan Fein
  • Shereen Taylor-Berger and
    Steven Berger
  • Judith E. and Mary A. Vaughn Williams
  • Albert Watson
  • Michele and Michael Wolfson

Arioso ($1,500-$2,999 annually)

  • Linda Amster
  • Anne-Marie Audet in memory of Jean-Marc Audet
  • Gyasi N. Barber
  • Jay Benzon
  • Mary Braunsdorf
  • Robert Conley & Evan Fein in honor of Robin Ludwig
  • Susan H. Dramm
  • Joselyn Gonzalez & John Matjucha
  • Doug Harrison
  • Karen Hartman
  • Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig
  • Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of Donna Tritle
  • Patricia Hopkins
  • Claudia & Steve Huter
  • Patricia & Jay Jacobson
  • Steve Karger
  • Mary Kevlin
  • Allison LaFleur
  • Florence C. Long
  • Phyllis Lusskin
  • DiAnn K. Pierce
  • Janet Plucknett
  • David Robb
  • Anne and Larry Sandberg
  • Deirdre and Christopher Schell
  • Gary Schieneman & Susan B. Fisher
  • Susan Smodish
  • Terry Tolk
  • Laura Vecchione & Daniel Tranchina
  • Karin & Bob Wiseman
  • Lynda Zweben-Howland & Peter Howland

The Oratorio Society gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of BNY Mellon.​​

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


  • Linda Amster
  • Gyasi Barber
  • Barbara Barnes
  • Greg Bernarducci, O Live Brooklyn
  • Gina Bratter
  • Mary Braunsdorf
  • Susan Brown
  • Fernand Brunschwig
  • Mady Buchbinder
  • Kate Cahill
  • Nancy Cline
  • Catherine Corkill
  • Yona Corn
  • Malena Dayen
  • Alexandra Deis-Lauby
  • Rose Diamond
  • Tim Dwight
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