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Fall 2013 Concert

Harrisburg PA - Founded in 1996, the Central Pennsylvania Oratorio Singers study and present classical oratorio masterworks for the audience of the 21st century, while faithfully respecting and embracing the intentions of their creators. Our next presentation is F.J. Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ. Please see below for more information.
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Fall 2013 Concert

Fall 2013 Concert

F. J. Haydn's

The Seven Last
Words of Christ

Chorus, Soloists & Orchestra
Eric R. Riley, Conductor

Sunday November 17 ~ 3:00 p.m.

Market Square Presbyterian Church
20 S. 2nd St ~ Harrisburg PA 17101
Directions    (717) 257-1270   Tickets
$15 or $12 for Seniors and Students

Meet our soloists, and conductor Eric Riley
Read more about this Oratorio, and a note from Eric!
New! Concert Program

News - Click links for full story

  • Concert Video Posted Thank you to the family of Soloist Debra Hancock for the recording of our Fall 2011 concert performance of Mozart's "Vespers" and Haydn's "Little Organ Mass." Visit the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2013, 2:09 PM by admin user
  • Fall 2013 Concert Announcement Central PA Oratorio Singers will perform a lesser-known, Franz Joseph Haydn oratorio, "The Seven Last Words of Christ," on November 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  Market Square ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2013, 4:01 PM by admin user
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Fall 2012 Concert
Sunday November 11, 3:00 p.m.
Click here to view the 2012 Concert Program!
CPOS welcomes English composer Bob Chilcott as guest conductor! We are privileged to have Mr. Chilcott conduct the CPOS for his Requiem setting. Since one requiem is not enough, Eric R. Riley, Director of the CPOS, will conduct the first half of the concert, John Rutter's Requiem. Please click, print and share the announcement above. Thank you!

Market Square Presbyterian Church
20 South 2nd Street
Harrisburg PA 17101
(717) 257-1270

Dynamic Duo

Read more about the Requiem composersBob Chilcott and John Rutter.
Read more about the Rutter Requiem conductor Eric R. Riley, and the concert soloists

Inspiration for the Season

"The marvels of God are not rought forth from one's self / Rather, it is more like a chord, a sound that is played / The tone does not come out of the chord itself / but rather, through the touch of the musician / I am, of course, the lyre and harp of God's kindness."
Read more about Hildegard of Bingen!

Notes from the Podium - click link for full note

  • From the Fall 2013 Program As a conductor, one of my real pleasures is discovering “new” music – new to me, that is. This is the case with Haydn’s Seven Last Words. Most of us ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2013, 4:21 AM by Bob Rudi
  • Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ The music of Haydn is simply wonderful! There is a certain joy and gracefulness about it, no matter the subject matter. He considered his Seven Last Words of Christ to ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2013, 9:51 AM by admin user
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CPOS Calendar

A larger calendar is here and its iCal

Chilcott & Rutter REQUIEM 2012


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