Westchester Oratorio Society - Concert History

WOS Concert Performances

Performances under Harold Rosenbaum

Saturday, May 19, 2007

– Dido and Aeneus and Bach Choruses
Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

Bach Cantata Movements  
Chorus # 61 Nun Heiden Heiland (movement 1)
Chorus # 4 Christ Lag in Todesbanden (Sinfonia, verse 1, verse 7)
Duet # 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele (Jolle Greenleaf & Robert Isaacs)
Chorus # 147 Herz und Mund and Tat und Leben (movement 10)
Chorus # 68 Also hat Gott die Welt Geliebt (movement 5)  

Purcell Dido and Aeneas  

Jolle Greenleaf, Soprano
Nell Snaidas, Soprano
Richard Lippold, Baritone
Robert Isaacs, Countertenor
The Canticum Novum Youth Choir

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Congregation Sons of Israel
Briarcliff Manor, NY  

Händel Judas Maccabaeus  

Hayley Kobilinsky, Soprano
John Bernard, Tenor
Philip Horst, Baritone

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection,
Mount Kisco, NY

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church,
Yonkers, NY  

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Opus 37  

Elsa Larsson, Alto
Michael Cole, Tenor
Eric Burkhardt, Bass
The Canticum Novum Youth Choir

Saturday, December 2, 2005

Rye Presbyterian Church, Rye, NY

Händel Messiah  

Tony Arnold, Soprano
Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor
Robert Dingman, Tenor
Alexander Hurd, Baritone

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Requiem in D minor (Levin )

Edie Rosenbaum, Soprano
Suzanne La Croix, Mezzo-Soprano
Neil Farrell, Tenor
Kurt-Owen Richards, Baritone
Canticum Novum Youth Choir

Sunday, January 9, 2005

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

– Two Seasonal Masterpieces

Vivaldi Gloria
Britten Saint Nicholas  

Richard Osgood, Tenor
The Canticum Novum Youth Choir

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, NYC

Verdi Requiem  

The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Robert Spano, Music Director
Gale Limansky, Soprano
Gerard Powers, Tenor
John Relyea, Bass-Baritone
The Canticum Novum Singers
The New York Virtuoso Singers
The University of Buffalo Choir
Westchester Oratorio Society
The Canticum Novum Youth Choir

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Händel Esther  

Cynthia Richards Wallace, Soprano
Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor
Branden James, Tenor
Mark Rehnstrom, Baritone
The Canticum Novum Youth Choir
Accompanied by The Strathmere Ensemble

Sunday, May 4, 2003

Rye Presbyterian Church, Rye, NY

Bach The Passion According to Saint John  

Douglas Keith, Tenor
Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor
Chris Thompson, Baritone
David Arnold, Bass
Virginia Green, Soprano
James Archie Worley, Tenor
Edie Rosenbaum, Soprano
Jeff McCasland, Tenor  
Canticum Novum Youth Choir
The Strathmere Ensemble

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

– Franz Schubert: Finished and Unfinished

Schubert Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
Schubert Mass in A Flat major  

Tamara Hardesty, Soprano
Johnny Maldonado, Counter-Tenor
James Archie Worley, Tenor
Mark Rehnstrom, Baritone

Sunday, May 5, 2002

Rye Presbyterian Church, Rye, NY  

J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion  

Neil Farrell, Tenor
Terrance Barber, Countertenor
Richard Lippold, Bass
Lawrence Long, Baritone
Mukund Marathe, Tenor
Judith Pannill, Soprano
The Westchester Boys Girls Choirs, David Graf, Director
The South Salem Presbyterian Church Youth Choir

Saturday, December 1, 2001

John Jay High School, Cross River, NY

– The Untamed Beethoven
Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Beethoven Fantasia in C/Choral Fantasy,
Adam Neiman, pianist
Beethoven Mass in C Major, Op. 86  

Carolyne Scimone Rowan, Soprano
Edie Rosenbaum, Soprano
Mary-Lou Vetere, Alto
Yegeshe Manucharyan, Tenor
Drew Martin, Tenor
Chris Thompson, Bass

Sunday, June 10, 2001

Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Theodorakis Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Zuill Bailey, cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
 
Marianna Rigaki, Soprano
Angelica Cathariou, Mezzo-Soprano
Dorji Ciren, Tenor
Ricardo Herrera, Bass-Baritone
With participating choruses,
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

Saturday, May 5, 2001

John Jay High School, Cross River, NY

– Heaven Is Here

Barber Adagio for Strings
Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs
Britten The Company of Heaven

Edie Rosenbaum, Soprano
Douglas Purcell, Tenor
David Arnold, Baritone
George S. Irving, Narrator
The John Jay Chorale

Saturday, January 27, 2001

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Mozart Konzertante Sinfonie in Eb Major  

Mitsuru bota, violin
Louise Schulman, viola  
Mozart Mass in C minor  

Marlene Hernandez, Soprano
Shannah Timms, Soprano
Rodne Brown, Tenor
Christopher Mooney, Bass

Saturday, May 20, 2000

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Haydn The Creation  

Jamie Baer, Soprano
David Vanderwal, Tenor
Lawrence Long, Baritone

Saturday, May 13, 2000

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY  

Messiaen Scenes from St. Francis of Assisi
Act II, Scene 4: The Journeying Angel*
Act II, Scene 5: The Angel-Musician*
Act III, Scene 8: Death and New Life            
*first performances in North America  

Robert Spano, Conductor  
Heidi Grant Murphy, The Angel
David Wilson-Johnson, St. Francis
John Aler, Brother Masseo Randall Scarlata,
Brother Leo Michael Lockley, Brother Elias†
Lawrence Long, Brother Bernard†
Frank Barr, Brother Sylvester†
Kent Smith, Brother Rufus†
†Members of the Westchester Oratorio Society

Saturday, January 29, 2000

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

– “My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord,”

Four Magnificats
Buxtehude Magnificat
Pärt Magnificat
Berio Magnificat
Bach Magnificat

Catherine prano
Mary Ellen Callahan, Soprano
Karen Krueger, Mezzo-Soprano
James Archie Worley, Tenor
Paul Rowe, Baritone
The Fox Lane High School Chamber Choir,
Bernard LaDue, Conductor

October 30, 1999

The Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center,
SUNY Purchase  

– Halloween Pops

Grieg Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)
Weber Ruler of the Spirits
Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre
Mendelssohn Witches’ Night (Come with Torches Brightly Flashing) (from Die Erste Walpurgisnacht),
featuring Westchester Oratorio Society
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Sondheim Sweeney Todd Suite
Gounod Funeral March of the Marionettes Hermann Psycho
Berlioz March to the Scaffold (from Symphonie Fantastique)

Westchester Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Aibel, Conductor

Friday, May 21, 1999

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

– The Final Mozart

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
Mozart Symphony #41, K. 551 (Jupiter)
Mozart Requiem, K. 626  

Edie Rosenbaum, Soprano
Dianna Heldman, Mezzo-Soprano
Thomas Roche, Tenor
David Arnold, Bass

Saturday, March 27, 1999

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Händel Messiah (Easter Portion)  

Jennifer Davis Jones, Soprano
Melissa Thorburn, Mezzo-Soprano
Marc Molomot, Tenor
David Shapero, Bass

Saturday, November 21, 1998

The Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center,
SUNY Purchase  

Saint-Saëns Danse Bacchanale (from Samson et Dalila)
Orff Carmina Burana  

Westchester Symphony Orchestra
 - Anthony Aibel, Conductor  
Risa Harmon, Soprano
Leon Williams, Baritone
Neil Farrell, Tenor
Westchester Oratorio Society

Saturday, May 9, 1998

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45
with Orchestra   

Judith Pannill, Soprano
Kent Smith, Baritone

Saturday, January 10, 1998 (Debut)

Mary Lou Meese Theater at Fox Lane High School,
Bedford, NY  

Mendelssohn Elijah,  Oratorio on Words of the Old Testament, Op. 70  

Beverly Myers, Soprano
Jossie Perez, Mezzo-Soprano
Alexander Blitstein, Boy Soprano
Patrick Romano, Tenor
David Arnold, Baritone  
Edie Rosenbaum, Mura Kievman, Sopranos*
Nancy Wertsch, Charlotte Surkin, Altos*
Douglas Purcell, Steven Raiford, Tenors*
Frank Barr, Richard Lissemore, Basses*
*Solo Octet
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Performances under Benjamin Niemczyk

Saturday, November 19, 2016

- Go For Baroque
Bedford Presbyterian Church on the Village Green, Bedford

Featured works of Handel, Bach, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Purcell & Charpentier

Accompanied by renowned organist, James Kennerley


Sunday, May 1, 2016

South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Duruflé Requiem
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Corrine Byrne, Soprano
Mun-Tzung Wong, Alto
Mark Hanke, Tenor
Julian Whitley, Bass


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, NY

Poulenc Gloria
Bach Magnificat

Catherine Steinbrink, Soprano
Nicole Weigelt, Soprano
Mun-Tzung Wong, Alto
Joshua Ryan Sanders, Tenor
Robert Mellon, Bass


Sunday, May 3, 2015

South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

Mozart Mass in C Minor, K427

Brynn Terry, Soprano
Mun-Tzung Wong, Messo Soprano
Angelo Mazzone, Tenor
Quentin Lee, Baritone


Saturday, November 22, 2014

South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Corrine Byrne,Soprano
Kate McNamara, Alto
Marc Molomot, Tenor
Joseph Beckwith, Bass


Sunday, May 4, 2014

 - To The Glory of Spring
South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

Haydn Kleine Orgelmesse
Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV 589
Bach Hallelujah, BWV 143

Miriam Chaudoir,Soprano
Corrine Byrne, Soprano
Biraj Barkakaty, Countertenor

REBEL Baroque Ensemble

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Mount Kisco, NY

Sunday, November 24, 2013

South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

Handel Messiah, HWV 56

Jane Brendler Buchi, Soprano
Elizabeth Thorne, Alto
Christopher Ellmann, Tenor
Masami Morimoto, Baritone
James Kennerley, Organist
 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

- Robert C. McDonald Memorial Concert
John Jay Middle School Theater, Cross River, NY

Featuring Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Brahms Schicksalslied Op. 54
Beethoven Chorale Fantasy Op. 80
Beethoven Christus am Ölberge Op. 85

Roseanne Ackerley, Soprano
Jane Buchi, Soprano
Leanne Gonzalez-Singer, Alto
Christopher Ellmann, Tenor
Peter Buchi, Tenor
Matthew Singer, Baritone

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua, NY

- Madrigals: A Chamber Concert

Morley My Bonnie Lass She Smileth
Faure Madrigal
Bennet Weep, O Mine Eyes
Byrd Though Amaryllis Dance
Gibbons The Silver Swan
Lassus Tutto Lo Di
Purcell Music for a While,
When I am Laid to Rest

Sing Rose, Soprano
John Alan Rose, Piano
Weelkes Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel
Wilbye Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis

Sunday, Nov 18, 2012

- Songs of Solace
Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners, NY

Schoenberg A Survivor from Warsaw
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua, NY

Mendelssohn Elijah

Matthew Singer, Baritone
Roseanne Ackerley, Soprano
Leanne Gonzalez-Singer, Alto
Christopher Ellman, Tenor
Eric Burkhardt, Baritone

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

- For Sacred Peace

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, NY

Mozart Requiem (Levin Edition)
Verdi Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Britten Lacrymosa
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

James Kennerley, Organ

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, New York

- From Bach to Brittten

James Kennerley, Organ

Tavener Song for Athene
Mendelssohn There Shall a Star (from Christus)
Brahms Geistliches Lied, Opus 30
Handel Sing Unto God (from Judas Maccabeus)
Berlioz Meditation religieuse (from Tristia)
Berlioz La mort d"Ophelie (from Tristia)
Brahms Wie lieblich sind (from Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Rachmaninoff Blagoslovi (from Vespers)
Milena Gligic, Alto
Bach Chorale 40 (from St John Passion)
Verdi Stabat Mater (from Quattro Pezzi Sacri)
Mozart Lacrimosa (from Requiem)
Mendelssohn He Watching Over Israel (from Elijah)
Britten Agnus Dei (from War Requiem)
Chris Ellman, Tenor
Britten Let Us Sleep Now (from War Requiem)
Jane Bucci Soprano
Chris Ellman Tenor
Masami Morimoto, Bass
Mendelssohn And Then Shall Your Light (from Elijah)

Sunday, March 4, 2011

Chappaqua Library, New York

- Holy, Eternal, Wondrous - a Concert of Folk-Inspired Choral Music

Anonymous Rejoice in the Lord
Clausen Deep River featuring Michael Cole, tenor
Bruckner Antiphon (Tota Pulchra)
Morley Nolo Mortem Peccatoris
Liszt Ave verum Corpus
Schubert Deutsche Messe (Zum Eingang and Zum Sanctus)
John Velonis Holy, Eternal, Wondrous (World Premiere)
 Featuring Jeanne Velonis, Accordian
Chadwick The Lamb
Bruckner Christus Factus Est
Traditional Shenandoah


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

G.F. Händel Messiah  

REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Nell Snaidas, Soprano
Hai-Ting Chinn, Alto
Daniel Neer, Tenor
Ray Diaz, Bass

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

- The Light of Spring

Brahms Lass dich nur nichts
Bach Motet Lobet den Herrn
Schubert Mass No. 5 in A-Flat  

Bradley Brookshire, Organ  
Michelle Serrano-Moeritz, Soprano
Elise Quagliata, Alto
Oliver Mercer, Tenor
Matthew Singer, Bass  

Sunday, Nov 22, 2009

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

- Autumn Tones

Bach Jesu of Man’s Desiring
Anthony Newman Requiem
Beethoven Mass in C, Op 86  

Anthony Newman, Organ  
Zoe Vandermeer, Soprano
Elizabeth Thorne, Alto
Daniel Neer, Tenor
Ray Diaz, Baritone

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

- Shakespeare in the Spring

Tavener Song for Athene
Berlioz Tristia
Bruckner Mass No. 1 in D minor  

James Kennerley, Organ  
Roseanne Ackerley, Soprano
Katherine Korsak, Alto
Christopher Ellmann, Tenor
Masami Morimoto, Baritone
Steven Skybell, Narrator

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco  

- Fall Firsts

Fauré Requiem
Mendelssohn Kyrie
Mendelssohn Christus  

David Johnson, Organ
Jennifer Pomeroy, Soprano
Masami Morimoto, Bass
Christopher Ellmann, Tenor

Sunday, May 4, 2008

South Salem Presbyterian Church, South Salem, NY

- Barocco con Fuoco!

Brahms Marienlieder I-VII
Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico, Op. 3, No. 8
Händel Dixit Dominus  

REBEL Baroque Orchestra
Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marmer, Directors  
Tiffany Consort Nicholas White, Director
Jolie Greenleaf, Soprano
Kate Mulvihill, Soprano
Kirsten Sollek, Alto
Oliver Brewer, Tenor
Joe Chappel, Bass

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Scarborough Presbyterian Church, Scarborough, NY  

- A Holiday Concert

Bruckner Virga Jesse Floruit
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Brandt Shema Doug Brandt Mi Chamacha
Bassi Wexford Carol
David Love (Though I Speak...)
Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio  

Christopher Baum, Classical Guitar  
Haley Kobilinsky, Soprano
Elizabeth Thorne, Mezzo-Soprano
Dianne Chase, Alto
Christopher Ellmann, Tenor
Daniel Singer, Baritone
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