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Schedule: Fall 2023

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, September 5th at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Ave. in Montclair. They will continue weekly through Tuesday, November 7th. Rehearsals will run from 8 pm until 10 pm; we will open early at 7:30 pm for the first rehearsal so that new members can register with our Trustee for Membership and everyone can purchase music. During concert week, we will rehearse on Tuesday, November 14th and Friday, November 17th from 7 pm until 10 pm at the concert venue.

Covid Protocols

After very careful consideration, the Board has determined that masks will be optional for both rehearsals and the concerts. We will continue to monitor the situation and act in case conditions change.

Membership Info

Auditions are NOT required, the ability to read music is extremely beneficial. Full year dues remain at $75 and half-year dues are $40. Cost for music this Spring will be confirmed before the first rehearsal.

Rehearsal Aids - Audio, Video and Music Notes

Judas Maccabeus - comparison of Carus and Novello page numbers

(Compiled by Donna Karanja for those singers who are using the edition we used back during the 2011 performance)

Rehearsal Notes:

Week 1: Fall 2023 Rehearsal Notes 20230905 Judas Maccabeus by Handel

Week 2: Fall 2023 Rehearsal Notes 20230912 Judas Maccabeus by Handel

Week 3: Fall 2023 Rehearsal Notes 20230919 Judas Maccabeus by Handel

Rehearsal Recordings​:

OSNJ Rehearsal Simulcast Videos: Fall 2023 Rehearsal Videos Playlist - YouTube

Voice part-specific rehearsal tracks and sample performance videos:

Handel: Judas Maccabeus

Rehearsal Tracks: G.F. Handel - Judas Maccabeus HWV63 (

YouTube Video: Handel: Judas Maccabaeus - YouTube (Note: Because of the length of this work, I have linked to a playlist which you can run through end-to-end or select individual sections to listen to.)

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