Fall 2016 Concert
|December 6, 2016||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 19, 2016||Fall 2016 Concert
Duruflé: Requiem and Gounod: Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cécile
|April 9, 2016||Spring 2016 Concert
Faure: Requiem and Beethoven: Mass in C Major
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|December 1, 2015||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 14, 2015||Fall 2015 Concert
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|March 21, 2015||Spring 2015 Concert
Haydn: The Creation
|December 2, 2014||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 15, 2014||Fall 2014 Concert
Magnificat in D and
|April 5, 2014||Spring 2014 Concertt
Händel: Dettingen Te Deum and
|December 3, 2013||
Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)
|November 16, 2013||Fall 2013 Concert
|March 16, 2013||Spring 2013 Concert
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle
|December 4, 2012||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 17, 2012||Fall 2012 Concert
Famous Opera Choruses and Choral Arrangements of Suites from Jerome Kern’s Show Boat & George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
|March 24 and 25, 2012||Spring 2012 Concerts
Brahms: Nänie, Schicksalslied, Ave Maria, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52, and Alto Rhapsody, plus Brahms’ solo works for piano and organ
Performance Video! A very special thanks to Sharon Quilter Colucci, Montclair TV34 Station Manager, for sharing her station's broadcast of our Braham Celebration concert (click here for Performance Video).
|December 6, 2011||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 19, 2011||Fall 2011 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Händel: Judas Maccabaeus
|May 21, 2011||Gala Concert with Soloists and Instrumentalists
Selections from Classical, Opera, Broadway, and More
|March 19, 2011||Spring 2011 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
|December 7, 2010||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 13, 2010||Fall 2010 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Vivaldi: Gloria RV 588
|March 27, 2010||Spring 2010 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
|December 1, 2009||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 21, 2009||Fall 2009 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Beethoven: "Egmont Overture"
|April 25, 2009||Spring 2009 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Mendelssohn: St. Paul
|December 9, 2008||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 15, 2008||Fall 2008 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Schubert: Mass in E Flat
|April 12, 2008||Spring 2008 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
An Evening at the Opera
Habañera and March of the Toreadors from Bizet's Carmen, Easter Hymn from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Coronation Scene from Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's Nabucco, and the Pilgrim Chorus from Wagner's Tannhauser.
|December 11, 2007||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|December 1, 2007||Fall 2007 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists|
|April 28, 2007||Spring 2007 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Orff: Carmina Burana
|December 5, 2006||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 11, 2006||Fall 2006 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Mozart: Missa in C Major (Credo Mass, K 257)
|April 29, 2006||Spring 2006 Concert with Organ and Chamber Orchestra
Handel: Coronation Anthem #2 – The King Shall Rejoice
The soloists included Karen Momary, soprano; and Kenneth Overton, baritone.
|December 6, 2005||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 12, 2005||Fall 2005 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Saint Saëns: Christmas Oratorio
|April 16, 2005|| Spring 2005 Concert with Organ and Soloists
This concert featured magnificent songs of praise directed by Dr. Sándor Szabó. Guest artists included Susan May Schneider, soprano; Elizabeth Perryman, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Oosting, tenor; and Stefanos Koroneos, baritone; with Eric Olsen at the organ.
|December 7, 2004||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 13, 2004||Fall 2004 Concert with Organ, Piano and Soloists
Vivaldi, Poulenc, Rutter: Gloria!
|April 10, 2004||Spring 2004 Concert with Organ and Soloists
|December 7, 2003||Messiah Sing (a community sing-along)|
|November 15, 2003||Fall 2003 Concert with Orchestra and Soloists
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Gary M. Schneider conducted with Sándor Szabó, organist, Thomas Carlo Bo, pianist, and Jeff Pines, percussion, accompanying the chorus.
Paul Somers praised OSNJ's rendition of Cherubini's "rare Requiem" and found Stravinsky's "Psalms sung with transparency": "Gary M. Schneider made an excellent case for [Cherubini's] inclusion in the Requiem canon… the 'Rex tremendae majestatis' was mightily powerful. 'Confutatis maledictis' on the other hand was filled with colorations to paint the text. The singers of the Oratorio Society must be commended for their fortepiano attacks on the 'Lacrymosa' which were executed with precision…."
|August 19, 2003||Orff: Carmina Burana Sing (a community sing-along)|
|2002—2003 Season||Under the direction of Gary M. Schneider, OSNJ performed a 'mostly a capella' program with selections from the Renaissance Masters, including Dufay, Palestrina, Gabrieli, Vittoria, and Monteverdi, Gounod's Messe Solennelle, and the world premiere of Peter Quince at the Clavier by local composer Robert Cohen (with readings in honor of OSNJ former director Jack Sacher). Fauré's Requiem and Beethoven's Mass in C were performed in the spring concert.
According to Reviewer Paul Somers, "To be sure, the music was electrifying on its own, but the performance lived up to the music in every way" — "The Society is clearly in good hands with Mr. Schneider. He had them singing with energy and precision. Full expression was achieved in quite dramatic terms..." — "The Oratorio Society sang with sureness and clarity" — "The a capella singing was first rate, filled with expressive detail."