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About Us

The Oratorio Society of New Jersey (OSNJ), based in Montclair, NJ, has enriched the cultural

environment of the North Jersey community for more than 70 years.  Dr. Sándor Szabó, music director and conductor of OSNJ since 2005, continues the tradition of presenting choral masterpieces begun by OSNJ’s first music director, Melvin Strauss.

OSNJ’s repertoire includes classics of the western choral tradition from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Professional soloists and instrumentalists join the volunteer choir for concerts each spring and fall in Essex County.  

The membership of OSNJ includes adults of all ages and of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds who come together weekly to experience the joy of singing, expand their musical knowledge, and improve their vocal technique. While OSNJ does not require auditions, members are expected to be able to read music and have prior choral experience. 

OSNJ is managed by a volunteer board of trustees and is sustained through generous donations in order to continue presenting high quality performances at modest ticket prices. 

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