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Fall 2014 Concert - "French Flair"

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 "French Flair!" ~ Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg PA (map it~ 3pm ~ Sunday November 16 2014. Please see below for more information.

Fall 2014 Concert

~   Fall 2014 Concert   ~

"French Flair!"

Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Solemn Mass by Louis Vierne

Chorus, Soloists & Orchestra
Eric R. Riley, Conductor

Sunday November 16 ~ 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 "French Flair!" in
Eric's The Podium

News - Click links for full story

  • Fall 2014 Concert Announcement Central PA Oratorio Singers will perform French Flair! Requiem by Gabriel Fauré & Solemn Mass by Louis Vierne on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 3:10 PM by admin user
  • 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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CPOS Calendar

A larger calendar is here - its iCal - cool, eh?

Chilcott & Rutter Requiem



Being respectful of the material and having fun are not mutually exclusive! Visit the Audition request page to make arrangements with the director, if you would like to have "fun" with us!

The Podium

  • French Flair! More from Eric 20 May 2014 Dear Singers - Some years ago, during the time I was Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland, OH, Chris and I hitched a ride ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 3:11 PM by Bob Rudi
  • French Flair French Flair! presents two masterworks from turn-of-the-century Paris. With good reason, the REQUIEM setting of Gabriel Faure is one of the most well-loved works in all ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2014, 3:11 PM by Bob Rudi
  • 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
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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!


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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

fall 2012 concert

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