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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.