Oratorio Society Of New York To Open Its 2019-20 Season At Cathedral Of St. John The Divine

By Nicole Kuchta

The Oratorio Society of New York will kick off its four-concert season early next month at Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

OSNY is set to present “two touchstone works of 20th century choral repertoire that shine in the cathedral’s resonant acoustic” – Maurice Duruflé’s masterpiece Requiem, and excerpts from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers.”

Featured performers will include contralto Kirsten Sollek, tenor John Riesen, baritone David Pike, cellist Arthur Fiacco, Jr., and organist David Briggs. Oratorio Society Music Director Kent Tritle conducts.

The performance will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm.

The OSNY 2019-20 season will continues with three concerts at Carnegie Hall featuring the chorus’s 146th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, the U.S. premiere of a new critical edition of Brahms’s A German Requiem, and the world premiere of an OSNY commission – “A Nation of Others” by Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell.