July 25, August 15, 2015
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra
Orff: Carmina burana

August 28, 2015
Artistic Direction and Conducting
Rochester Lyric Opera 10th Anniversary  Concert
Mozart: The Impresario and arias from Così fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro

October 30, 2015
Artistic Direction and Conducting
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Rochester Oratorio Society
The ROS Orchestra
Jan Opalach, bass baritone

December 6, 2015
A City Sings for the Season
Rochester Oratorio Society
Strings for Success
The Hochstein Youth Singers
Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir
Co-sponsored by The City of Rochester, New York, Hon. Lovely A. Warren, Mayor
Volunteers of America Upstate New York
The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality

March 11, 2016
Celebrating 70
Rochester Oratorio Society
Festival Brass Ensemble

 

 

 

 

July 8, 2012
Guest Conductor, Ocean Grove Choral Festival

July 29, 2012
Guest Conductor, Finger Lakes Choral Festival
Berlioz: Requiem

October 26, 2012
Rochester Oratorio Society, with the ROS Orchestra
Puccini: Mass in Four Voices (Messa di Gloria)

December 8, 2012
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Rochester Oratorio Society
Handel: Messiah

March 15, 2013
Rochester Oratorio Society, with the ROS Orchestra
Beethoven: Mass in C

May 4, 2013
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with 200-voice community chorus

May 16, 2014
Rochester Oratorio Society
Poulenc: Gloria
Music of Gorecki, Paulus, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Tyzik (European Tour sendoff concert)

June 5 through July 6, 2014
Rochester Oratorio Society European Tour
90th Anniversary Gala Concert
Music of Beethoven, Verdi and Tyzik
Including program design, choral recruitment and preparation, orchestral conducting

May 18, 2013
Rochester Oratorio Society, with the ROS Orchestra
McClure: The Emancipation Oratorio (World-Premiere)
DeCormier: They Called Her Moses

July 3, 2013
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Holiday concert

July 7, 2013
Sacred Song Services at The Chautuauqua Institution
The Rochester Oratorio Society and the Chautuauqua Institution Choir
McClure: The Emancipation Oratorio
Copland: excerpts from The Tender Land

October 6, 2013
The Rochester Oratorio Society, with the ROS Orchestra and the Houghton College Choir
Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80
Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor, K 626

December 8, 2013
Symphoria (Syracuse) with the Syracuse Oratorio Society
Handel: Messiah

January 16, 18, 19, 2014
Choral preparation Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Lili Boulanger: Psalm 130
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

February 28, March 2, 2014
Rochester Lyric Opera
Haydn: Lo Speziale

March 14, 2014
Rochester Oratorio Society
with guests Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Hochstein Percussion Ensemble
Ramirez: Misa Criolla
Haazen: Missa Luba

September 13, 2014
Resonanz with Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Greentopia Festival
Haazen: Missa Luba

October 24, 2014
Rochester Oratorio Society, with the ROS Orchestra
Handel: Chandos anthem #7
Finzi: Eclogue for Piano and Strings
Haydn: Nelson Mass

December 7, 2014
Resonanz: A City Sings for the Season
Multi-cultural holiday celebration

December 13, 2014
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Handel: Messiah

January 15, 2015
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Siegel: Kaddish

January 21, 2015
Guest Conductor and Choral preparation
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Festival Chorus
City-sponsored celebration concert

February 26 & 28, 2015
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Verdi: La Traviata in concert

March 13, 2015
Rochester Oratorio Society
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

June 4 & 6, 2015
Choral preparation
Rochester Oratorio Society with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Orff: Carmina burana

 

Eric Townell

Post intermission was the Tchaikovsky “Fifth Symphony.” It was certainly one of the best performances given by our orchestra in the 15-plus years I have been listening to it. All of the players should be congratulated; the conductor deserves a laurel wreath for the musical taste he brought to the playing of this work.

-Appleton Post Crescent