past performances

Rejoice in the Lamb

Experience great choral works in the majestic space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Enjoy a program which includes the ethereal sounds of Arvo Pärt, Benjamin Britten’s striking choral writing, and the joyful style of Gabrieli.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 • 7:30 PM
Cathedral of St. John Divine

BRITTEN Festival Te Deum and Rejoice in the Lamb
PÄRT Berliner Messe and Two Slavonic Psalms
GABRIELI Jubilate Deo, omnis terra (a 8)

conductors

Kent Tritle
David Rosenmeyer
William Janiszewski

organist

Raymond Nagem

pop-up concert at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

June 5, 2021

Kent Tritle, Music Director
Lianne Coble-Dispensa, Soprano
David Ralph, accompanist

PROGRAM

Haec est Dies Gallus (Handl) 1550-1591
Locus Iste Bruckner 1824-1896
Os Justi Bruckner
Bogoroditse Dyevo Rachmaninoff 1873-1943
Balm in Gilead, Trad Spiritual arr. Dawson 1899-1990
Cool of the Day Ritchie, arr. Erb 1922-2015
The Road Home Paulus 1949-2014

2021 GRAMMY® Nominated

Best Choral Performance

“A powerful new work”  –BBC Magazine

sanctuary road

Sanctuary Road is inspired by the writings of William Still, conductor for the Underground Railroad, and chronicles the courage and tenacity of slaves escaping to freedom in the mid-1800s through Philadelphia.

SOLOISTS

Laquita Mitchell
Raehann Bryce- Davis
Joshua Blue
Malcolm J. Merriweather
Dashon Burton

Oratorio Society of New York
Chorus and Orchestra

Kent Tritle Conductor
Paul Moravec Composer
Mark Campbell Librettist

MESSIAH 2020

a holiday tradition since 1874
the OSNY chorus and orchestra present the Christmas portion of Messiah

In October 2020, the Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of the Society recorded selections from Messiah under the direction of Kent Tritle in a socially distanced environment with masks and COVID tests in upstate NY. Additional members of the Society joined virtually for a triumphant finale singing the Hallelujah chorus.

Soloists

Susanna Phillips, Heather Petrie, Joshua Blue, Sidney Outlaw