Rochester Oratorio Society presents ‘Liturgy & Legacy’

by ROS ~ January 8th, 2014. Filed under: Event.

The Rochester Oratorio Society and the School of the Arts Concert Choir, come together under ROS Artistic Director Eric Townell in a program of traditional and American classics by Argento, Paulus, Copland, Poulenc, and RPO Pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. The ROS takes its wonderful show on the road in 2014, visiting several capitals and provinces in Eastern Europe to perform its unique blend of these traditional classics and American choral favorites. Your preview happens on Friday May 16th, 7:30PM,  in the luxuriant acoustic of Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester NY.


Jeff Tyzik’s brilliant Psalm 150, an ROS commission, opens the program in typically straightforward, thrilling style, while choral showpieces by contemporary American masters Dominic Argento and Stephen Paulus and Aaron Copland’s evergreen favorite “Stomp Your Foot” put the ROS’s splendid sonorities and technical polish on display. Francis Poulenc’s Gloriaunites sublime, ethereal spirituality with childlike exuberance in an expression of timeless joy.


With special guests Elena O’Connor, soprano, and the School of the Arts Concert Choir led by John Gabriele. Come enjoy the stellar vocalists of tomorrow and Rochester’s favorite large concert choir as we bring our showcase program to perfection.


General admission tickets are available by advance purchase ($20) through the ROS Office, (585) 473-2234, via its web site,, and at the door ($25).

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