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Rehearsal Schedule Announcement

posted Aug 10, 2015, 3:49 PM by admin user   [ updated Aug 10, 2015, 3:50 PM ]

Singers - check out the calendar. You don't want to miss out on anything! Interested in singer with the CPOS? Check out the Audtion page!

Fall 2015 Concert Announcement

posted Aug 9, 2015, 4:35 PM by Bob Rudi   [ updated Aug 9, 2015, 4:38 PM ]

Central PA Oratorio Singers will perform Mass Appeal - Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo and Coronation Mass by W.A Mozart - on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Fall 2014 Concert Announcement

posted May 10, 2014, 5:34 AM by Bob Rudi   [ updated Jun 4, 2014, 3:10 PM by admin user ]

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.

Concert Video Posted

posted Sep 21, 2013, 2:09 PM by admin user

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 new videos page to watch the full concert recording, available in HD too!

Fall 2013 Concert Announcement

posted Sep 2, 2013, 3:28 PM by admin user   [ updated Sep 2, 2013, 4:01 PM ]

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 Presbyterian Church, on the square in Harrisburg, will be the venue for the chorus, solo quartet, and sixteen piece chamber orchestra to perform this wonderful work, under the capable direction of Eric Riley. Eric is the Director of CPOS and organist/choir master of Market Square Presbyterian Church. The work is said to be among Haydn's best. It is in the style of "The Creation" and will be sung in English. Although this oratorio is seldom heard, Haydn himself thought very highly of the piece. It was the last work that he conducted in public before his death.

Bob Chilcott Workshop November 10th

posted Nov 3, 2012, 11:10 AM by admin user

On Saturday, November 10, from 9:30am to 12:00 noon Bob Chilcott will lead a workshop for interested conductors, music educators and singers about his new REQUIEM setting. This is a unique opportunity to interact with and hear from a leading contemporary composer. The workshop is free and open to the public. Both the REQUIEM concert - Sunday November 11 @ 3 p.pm - and workshop take place at Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17101. See Maps, Directions and Parking for location information.

Soloists Announced

posted Oct 6, 2012, 2:28 PM by admin user   [ updated Oct 6, 2012, 2:29 PM ]

We are pleased to announce the solosist for the Rutter Requiem: Sopranos Anna Sallade and Karen Smith. For the Chilcott Requiem: Soprano, Karen Click and Tenor, Justin Huie. Find out more about the soloists here!

Singers: sing with us!

posted Aug 30, 2012, 4:50 PM by admin user   [ updated Sep 8, 2012, 9:55 AM ]

Singers - You're invited to sing under the direction of Bob Chilcott!

“A contemporary hero of British choral music.”
— The Observer

“One of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today.”

— Gramophone

Visit the Audition Request page now to sign up. Deadline is September 18, so hurry!

Fall 2012 Concert Announced

posted Aug 27, 2012, 6:12 PM by admin user   [ updated Sep 8, 2012, 9:55 AM ]

Fall Concert Sunday Nov 11, 2012 - British composer Bob Chilcott returns to Market Square Presbyterian Church (MSPC) in November to conduct a performance of his recently completed Requiem setting with the Central Pennsylvania Oratorio Singers! This will be a Central Pennsylvania premier of this major work for chorus, vocal soloists, instrumental ensemble and organ. Chilcott visited MSPC in 2010 to conduct a concert of his works with the combined adult choirs of Pine Street and Market Square churches. Since one requiem is not enough, Eric R. Riley, Director of the CPOS, will conduct the second half of the concert, John Rutter's Requiem! Mark your calendars now: CPOS Fall Concert, Sunday, November 11, 3 pm!

Schedules Announced

posted Aug 27, 2012, 6:11 PM by admin user   [ updated Sep 8, 2012, 9:56 AM ]

Chorus Rehearsals: Tuesdays Sep 4 through Oct 30, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Dress Rehearsal, Rutter with Orchestra: Tuesday Nov 6, 7:30 pm to 10 pm. Piano Rehearsal with Bob Chilcott: Friday Nov 9, 7:30 pm to 10 pm. Dress Rehearsal, Chilcott and Orchestra: Saturday Nov 10, 1:30 pm to 4 pm. Fall Concert: Sunday Nov 11, 3 pm to 6 pm. Check out the calendar, it's fun knowing when stuff is going to happen!

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