Through more than 50 years, The Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ) has contributed to the vitality of culture in northern New Jersey. We perform the magnificent music of oratorios, cantatas, and related genres produced between 1650 and the present. People join OSNJ because they like to sing beautiful music.
The communities we serve are proud of our presence, and we are in turn proud of the ways in which the sounds of Brahms, Beethoven, Britten, Poulenc and many others have made our area a musically-enriched place to live. We are proud that members of OSNJ, together with other choirs, sang Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem on June 12, 2010 at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Maestro Ragnar Bohlin.
– Please check back for information about our upcoming –
Fall 2013 Concert
December 2013 Community "Messiah" Sing
Spring 2014 Concert
All singers welcome! No auditions. Learn the full details at our Join page — and become a vocal part of OSNJ!
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Concerts — recent and upcoming programs
Music Director — Dr. Sándor Szabó
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NEW PHOTOS: Spring 2013 Concert – Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle; 2012 Messiah Sing, Fall 2012 Concert – Famous Opera Choruses and Choral Arrangements of Suites from Jerome Kern's Show Boat & George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Performance Video courtesy of TV34); Spring 2012 Concert – Johannes Brahms's Nänie, Schicksalslied, Ave Maria, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, and Alto Rhapsody, plus Brahms solo works for piano and organ (Performance Video courtesy of TV34) -&- Spring 2012 Concert Photo Gallery — March 24, 2012 at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Montclair NJ and March 25, 2012 at Central Presbyterian Church, Summit NJ; 2011 Messiah Sing, Fall 2011 Concert – Händel's Judas Maccabaeus (Performance Video courtesy of TV34). Special thanks to photographer George M. DeFeo.
REHEARSALS for our Spring 2013 concert, Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle, begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. (registration and music purchase at 7:30 p.m.) at Cedar Grove High School, Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ (direction). Membership fee for new members is $25 (1/2 of the annual Fall/Spring season's fee of $50). A check for the new music is required, amount to be determined.