About OSNJ


Through more than 60 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.

Performance Video

Watch our November 2016 “Duruflé’s Requiem and Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cécile” concert

Part 1
Part 2


Future Programs

Spring 2017 Concert
Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Magnificat and
Pergolesi’s Magnificat
plus Albinoni’s Adagio in G minor
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 North Fullerton Ave.,
Montclair, NJ

Danielle Buonaiuto, soprano
Eunjoo Lee-Huls, mezza-soprano
Christopher Lucier, tenor
Jimi James, bass

with chamber orchestra and chorus

Tickets: $20
Tickets may be purchased at the door


ALL SINGERS WELCOME! No auditions. Learn the full details at our Join page — and become a vocal part of OSNJ!

REHEARSALS for the Spring 2017 concert will be held at First Lutheran Church, 153 Park Street, Montclair, from 8:00 until 10:00 PM every Tuesday evening starting on January 10th. Please arrive at 7:30 on January 10th to purchase music, or to pay membership dues if you did not sing with us in the fall. Rehearsals the week of the concert will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday and Friday from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

NEW PHOTO ALBUM(S): Fall 2016 Concert — Duruflé’s Requiem and Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cécile, Messiah Sing 2016

PRIOR PHOTO ALBUMS: Spring 2016 Concert — Fauré’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Fall 2015 Concert — Verdi’s Requiem, Messiah Sing 2015, Spring 2015 Concert — Haydn’s The Creation, 2014 Messiah Sing, Fall 2014 Concert — Bach’s Magnificat in D and Mozart’s Requiem, Spring 2014 Concert – Händel's Dettingen Te Deum and Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, 2013 Messiah Sing, Fall 2013 Concert – Mendelssohn's Elijah, Spring 2013 Concert – Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Performance Video courtesy of TV34); 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

Special thanks to photographer George M. DeFeo


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Thank you! If you prefer, send contributions, payable to OSNJ, to:

Arnold Shurkin, Treasurer
Oratorio Society of New Jersey
124 Gregory Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055

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