About OSNJ


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.

PerformancePlease see our Concerts page for a listing of past and upcoming programs, and selected audio excerpts of OSNJ in performance.

Performance Video

Special thanks to Montclair TV34 for sharing their broadcast of our November 2012 "Famous Opera Choruses" concert (click here for Performance Video).

Spring Concert

HandelJenkins Händel's Dettingen Te Deum & Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Andrea Bargabos, soprano
Kathryn Krasovec, mezzo
Christopher Lucier, tenor
Arthur Woodley, bass

Dr. Sándor Szabó, Music Director/Conductor

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Church of the Immaculate Conception
All tickets $20, available from chorus members and at the door. Share the Flyer!
Free parking


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

REHEARSALS for the April 5 concert are held at First Lutheran Church, 153 Park Street, Montclair, from 8:00 until 10:00 PM every Tuesday evening through the end of March.

NEW PHOTOS: 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; 2011 Messiah Sing, Fall 2011 Concert – Händel's Judas Maccabaeus (Performance Video courtesy of TV34). Special thanks to photographer George M. DeFeo.

AUDIO: Hear excerpts from our recent performances of the Verdi Requiem ("Rex Tremendae") and Orff Carmina Burana ("Ecce Gratum").

Our Website

About Us — our history, membership, and funding
Concerts — recent and upcoming programs
Music Director — Dr. Sándor Szabó
Roster — our Members, Officers and Trustees
JoinNew singers are welcome!
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