Susanna Phillips, Takaoki Onishi & Jennifer Zetlan Headline Oratorio Society of New York’s 2019-20 Season

The Oratorio Society of New York has revealed details of its upcoming 147th season, which will include two world premieres. The season will kick off with “Rachmaninoff and Duruflé” at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The program will include excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, an “a cappella work of remarkable spirituality,” along with Duruflé’s Requiem. Featured vocalists will include contralto Kirsten {…}

Oratorio Society Of New York Announces Winners Of Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition

The Oratorio Society of New York revealed the winners of the 43rd Annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition on April 6, 2019 following the finalists’ performances in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Competition Chairwoman Janet Plucknett made the announcement. Beating out well over a hundred other applicants from around the world, baritone Steven Eddy of Laurel, MD took first place, {…}

Carnegie Hall 2017-18 Review: A Beacon in the Dark – Dashon Burton and Company Captivate With World Premieres of “We Are One” and “Sanctuary Road”

On May 7, 2018, audiences at Carnegie Hall were treated to not one, but two world premieres by The Oratorio Society of New York. The first work, “We Are One,” comes from composer Behzad Ranjbaran. It is described as “an expression of our shared desire for respect, justice, freedom, and peace… ‘We Are One’ employs a unified musical tone throughout {…}

Kathryn Lewek & Sara Murphy Headline Oratorio Society of New York’s 144th Performance Of The ‘Messiah’

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, the Oratorio Society of New York will continue its tradition of performing Handel’s “Messiah” with music director Kent Tritle leading the 144th performance. The vocal soloists will be soprano Kathryn Lewek, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy, tenor Lawrence Jones, and bass-baritone Dashon Burton. The Oratorio Society of New York has the distinction of having performed Handel’s “Messiah” every {…}