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					        Oratorio Singers
                We st f i e l d ’s mu s i ca l t r e asu r e
                  Trent Johnson, Music Director




            Te Deum                (HWV 283)


                      G.F. Handel

Magnificat Anima Mea
                   D. Buxtehude

   Missa Hil arious                   (S.N20)


                      P.D.Q. Bach


      Sunday, March 6, 2011
                              at 3 PM


                    First United Methodist Church
               One East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ



    Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of
    State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by
    the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and by a grant from the Westfield Foundation.
Brace Negron, Bass-Baritone
      Bass-Baritone Brace Negron has been a prolific performer since his arrival in New York in 1998. Upcoming performances
include Colline in La Boheme with Opera Manhattan. Recent performances include performing the role of Count Ceprano
in Rigoletto with San Antonio Opera, Figaro in a concert version of Le nozze di Figaro with the Northern Dutchess Symphony
Orchestra; Pantaleone in Bronx Opera’s Der Drei Pintos this past January. Mr. Negron had his European debut performing the
title role of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and the Bonze in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with Lyrique en Mer Opera Company in Belle
Île, France in with a national radio broadcast of Don Pasquale’s first act on the radio station, France Musique.
      In March 2009, Mr. Negron was invited back to Toledo Opera to perform the 1st Nazarene and the Cappadocian in
Strauss’s Salome. In the Fall of 2008, Mr. Negron had his debut with Toledo Opera as Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto with
a favorable mention in the Toledo Blade newspaper. In the summer of 2008, Mr. Negron performed Christiano in Verdi’s Un
ballo in maschera with Des Moines Metro Opera earning him a review in Opera News that appeared in the October 2008 issue.
He then traveled to Beaulieu sur Mer, France to participate in a concert series/competition as a finalist in the Azuriales Opera
Festival/Competition later that summer. Other recent performances include Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld
with Bronx Opera, which earned Mr. Negron a solid review in the New York Times, the Herald in Rigoletto with New Jersey Opera,
and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Queens College Opera Studio. Mr. Negron received his master’s degree from Manhattan
School of Music and his undergraduate degree from Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Jeffrey Mandelbaum, Countertenor
     Jeffrey Mandelbaum is fast becoming known for his powerful and elegant countertenor voice, and for his dynamic stage
presence. Especially recognized for his affecting interpretations of the operas and oratorios of Handel, he debuted with Virginia
Opera as Narciso in Agrippina, and was dubbed a “first-class countertenor” by the Washington Post. Mr. Mandelbaum recently
covered the title role in Handel’s Flavio with New York City Opera, where he was also engaged for Il Ritorno D’Ulisse and Hansel
and Gretel. He appeared as Ottone in The Coronation of Poppea with Opera Omnia for the company’s inaugural production at
Le Poisson Rouge in New York’s Greenwich Village. Of this performance, critic Allan Kozinn states in the New York Times, “Jeffrey
Mandelbaum gave an appealingly sensitive portrayal of Ottone.”
     In addition to his work in the baroque field, he is also known for his performances of contemporary music, including his
recent debut with Opera Pacific in Cyrano de Bergerac. He appeared with the Spoleto Festival USA in Meredith Monk’s Quarry;
in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut; as Mulholland in Hause’s Man: Biology of a Fall at
New York City’s Kumble Theater; and was engaged for Philip Glass’ Galileo Galilei at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
     Mr. Mandelbaum is a winner of the 2003 Metropolitan Opera Competition, New York Districts. He received a B.A. with
Honors in Interdisciplinary Performance from Oberlin College, and a Master of Music degree in Historical Performance-Voice
from the Mannes College of Music. He has coached in baroque style with Drew Minter and Julianne Baird, and continues his
studies of vocal technique and artistry with Linda Monssen.

Trent Johnson , Music Director
     Trent Johnson is the Music Director of the Oratorio Singers of Westfield, NJ and is the Minister of Music of Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Church in Bernardsville, NJ. He is an organist, composer, pianist, and conductor. As conductor of the Oratorio
Singers, he has led this organization in much of the standard literature for chorus and orchestra, including works of Bach,
Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Verdi, Dello Joio, Bernstein, Kodaly, Poulenc and others, as well as 5 premieres of his own works. He
is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and The Juilliard School. Major conducting influences
have come from his work with Frederick Prausnitz, Dr. David A. Weadon and Norman Scribner of the Choral Arts Society of
Washington D.C.
      An active organ recitalist, Mr. Johnson frequently performs in the major churches of New York City, Washington D.C.,
Boston, Northern New Jersey and in Europe. In 2004 he traveled to Kiev, Ukraine to participate in the Second International
Organ Festival, where he played organ recitals and gave a masterclass in composition at the Mykola Lysenko School of Music
and Drama. In 2005 he was invited by his alma mater the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University to present an
organ concert, featured compositions, and an organ masterclass for students. In 2005 he also recorded the organ works of
Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker for Albany Records. In 2006 he was an organist at Radio City Music Hall in
New York City where he played for the Christmas Spectacular Show. In January 2007 the New York Theater Organ Society
invited him to appear in recital on the “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ at RCMH. In the Spring of 2011 he will be traveling to Russia
on an organ concert tour of several Russian cities.
      As a composer recent premieres include his Celebration Overture for orchestra (2010), and In Homage of Spring (2009),
for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra, both written for the Oratorio Singers. His viola and trumpet concertos and Elegy for
Chernobyl for organ and string orchestra premiered in April 2008 in Kiev, Ukraine as part of the Kiev Contemporary Music
Festival. While in Kiev, his concertos were recorded by the Kiev Camerata conducted by Valery Matiukhin. In July of this
year his Concertante for Organ and String Quartet (2011) will be premiered at the American Guild of Organists Convention in
Morristown, NJ with the Shanghai String Quartet and organist Marilyn Keiser as performers. Other recent premieres include
commissions from the Westfield Symphony, the Colonia Symphony, the Cygnus Ensemble NYC, the New Jersey Saxophone
Ensemble, and choral works written for the Oratorio Singers. As a recording artist Mr. Johnson can be heard on Summit Re-
cords, Albany Records and the Xtreme Label. Mr. Johnson is the recipient of grants from Meet the Composer, funding from
the National Endowment for the Arts, and is the recipient of the Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award in composition from the
American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC.




                                                      Oratorio Production Staff
      Chairperson.......................................................................................................................................................Janet Poland
      Financial Development Chairperson...................................................................................................John R. Panosh
      Treasurer ............................................................................................................................................................Robert Curtis
      Graphic Design and Program .........................................................................................Barbara Alexander Shopiro
      Concert Personnel ........................................................................................................................................ Patricia Curtis
      Financial Development ........................................................Cheryl Notari, Joan Sanborn, Margaret Thompson
      Hospitality ............................................Judy Corrello, Wendy Daugherty, Mary Lou Jackson, Janette Perkins
      Poster Distribution ..................................................................................................................................................Jill Tozier
      Products ..................................................................................................................................................... Gloria Brodersen
      Recording................................................................................................................................. Rich Ford, John R. Panosh
      Stage Construction ................................................................Stephen Merrill and Charley Asbury, Co-Chairman
                                                                                                          Kevin Dresely, Gary Brodersen, Judy Sullivan
      Tickets ......................................................................................................Robert and Nancy Anderson, Judy Corrello
      Publicity .........................................................................................................................................................John R. Panosh
      Program Editor ................................................................................................................................................Elaine Fiorino
      Head Usher ........................................................................................................................................................John Fiorino
      Photography .......................................................................................................................................Virginia Jakubowski
      Program Notes .................................................................................................................................................. Paul Somers
                                            Seeming and Being
                                                       by Paul Mack Somers

      Things are not always what they seem, as the old saw has           Putting aside any connection to Buxtehude, however, the
it. Take, for example, the Magnificat by Dietrich Buxtehude.       now anonymous Magnificat is a wonderful and expressive
      The composer was the great career model for J. S. Bach.      work. Its crystal-clear vocal and instrumental lines carry the
He had become the music director for all but operatic produc-      text perfectly. Solos and choral parts mix well into a single
tions in the wealthy Hanseatic League city of Lübeck. There he     lucid musical picture. It may not be by Buxtehude, but it is
had carved out a place as both an important organist and cho-      clearly by a masterful composer. Were we to identify this
ral composer. Unlike Bach, he was never required to produce        person, this Magnificat would be listed among that person’s
weekly choral music, so his large body of work is due to his       finest works.
own vision of what music was needed for various occasions                Another example of something not being what it would
in the city during his long tenure. Buxtehude instituted the       seem is George Frideric Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum. To be
five annual Abendmusik (evening music) concerts that were          sure, the text is that of the standard Te Deum, written in the
so famous that when Bach visited Buxtehude, walking all the        4th century as a prayer of praise. But those words are merely
way to Lübeck from Arnstadt in Saxony to do so, he stayed          the underlying mannequin upon which astonishingly martial
on long after his allowed visit of one month partly in order to    musical clothing is hung. It was a millenium-long tradition
attend two of the Abendmusik concerts, which impressed him         that after a military victory a Te Deum would be sung. So
greatly. These progams were considered by contemporaries           when King George II of England, whose master of music was
as being the equivalent of opera performances! Handel also         Handel, personally led the British infantry in a victorious battle
visited the already legendary Buxtehude.                           against the French cavalry at Dettingen, Bavaria, on June 27,
      There was a time when Buxtehude was seen mostly as           1743, a Te Deum of suitable proportions was required. And
an important precursor to Bach and Handel. But nowadays            Handel pulled out all the stops.
he is seen as important in his own right, as well as being a             Here Handel makes full use of the old tradition of trum-
transmitter of the style of spatially organized music which        pets indicating the King in battle, while oboes indicate the
flows from Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice, through Heinrich           King away from battle as father and protector of his people.
Schütz in Dresden, to Buxtehude, and on to both Bach (as           The simple heavenly affirmations of the text are expanded
in his St. Matthew Passion) and Handel (as in the Dettingen Te     into peals of earthly grandeur featuring three trumpets and
Deum of today’s concert).                                          timpani. Indeed, it is a good place to note that the early tim-
      To sing Buxtehude’s music is to discover his special         panists originally played the same music as the third trumpet
way of making dissonances sweet. Still holding onto the            in baroque music.
late renaissance Italian conceit of the “sweet pain” of love,            One of the aspects worth considering in the Dettingen
Buxtehude directs this sweet pain toward religious subjects.       Te Deum is its ancestry in the antiphonal music of Giovanni
If the music lacks that particular sweetness, it doesn’t sound     Gabrieli’s Venice and Heinrich Schütz’s Dresden, as mentioned
like Buxtehude.                                                    above. In such music a large force is echoed or counterbal-
      So it cannot be a surprise to the attentive listener that    anced with music from a different location to the side or oppo-
the Magnificat of today’s performance has been placed by           site the performers and listeners. Though this kind of spatial
scholars into the “doubtful and misattributed” part of a list of   arrangement may not have been envisaged by Handel, there
Buxtehude’s works. One can be sure that these scholars have        is a sense that the soloists are musical entities distinct from,
eliminated Buxtehude as the composer by making all of the          and often seemingly distant from, the chorus. A large choral
usual comparisons of papers, water marks, and inks and by          statement is followed by soloists as if from a different musi-
attempting to track the copy back to Uppsala University of the     cal space, rather in a relationship like the larger ripieno and
late 1600s. But all it really takes to make the piece “doubtful”   smaller concertino of the baroque concerto grosso style in
is to listen to it with the sound of Buxtehude’s other works in    which Handel loved to compose.
one’s mind. Those “patented” sweet dissonances are missing.              Finally this afternoon, there are the satirical and musical
And the type of counterpoint in play seems earlier and of a        slap-stick antics of “P. D. Q. Bach”, the always bizarre alter
different, more Italianate ethos.                                  ego of Peter Schickele. He is also the composer of excellent
serious music, though he is sadly not half as well-known for        if you don’t know how an “honest to God” (as it were)
these works as he should be. His masterful Viola Concerto is        Mass really works, you’ll never get all that Schickele has
but one example of Schickele in serious mode.                       put into this music.
     To fully appreciate his comic works does require a                  On a personal note (E-flat), several times this writer
strong sense of what is normal. We can only find the hu-            has had a good time chatting with Peter Schickele. He is
mor in Alice’s visit through the looking glass if we know           a very amusing person, abounding with witty off-the-cuff
how living life not “through the mirror” works. So despite          remarks when appropriate. But he is also a very smart
all the shenanigans and invented instruments (yes, that’s           (we’re talking Swarthmore College here) and seriously
a “taped recorder”, and check out the corrugahorn made              thoughtful man. I hold him in high esteem as a person
out of flexible gas-line piping and a two-liter soda bottle),       as well as composer.



                                 P.D.Q. Bach: Biographical Notes
                                                  by Professor Peter Schickele
                                      In the 17th and 18th cen-     town before the instrument’s completion, having sensed with
                                turies the name Bach was            uncanny accuracy, that the Pavilion of Glass was perhaps not
                                synonymous with fine music-         the most felicitous location for the inaugural concert). But by
                                making: Johann Sebastian,           the mid-1770s he realized that, given his last name, writing
                                certainly the biggest twig on       music was the easiest thing he could do, and he began com-
                                the family tree, was both pre-      posing the works that were to catapult him into obscurity.
                                ceded and followed by many                This most mini musical life has been divided into three
                                accomplished and well known         creative periods: the Initial Plunge, the Soused Period,
                                musicians, some of whom             and Contrition. The middle period was by far the longest
                                were in the service of royalty.     of the three, and was characterized by a multiplicity of
                                It is easy to understand, there-    contrapuntal lines and a greater richness of harmony due
                                fore, why the Bach clan was         to almost constant double vision. It was during this period
                                loath to admit the existence of     that he emulated (i.e., stole from) the music of Haydn and
a member who was called a “pimple on the face of music,”            Mozart, but his pathetic attempts to be au courant were no
“the worst musician ever to have trod organ pedals,” “the most      more successful than his pathetic attempts to be passé had
dangerous musician since Nero,” and other things not quite so       been during the Initial Plunge; having to cope with the
complimentary. They even started a rumor that P.D.Q. Bach,          problems that accompany immense popularity was some-
without a doubt Johann Sebastian’s last and least offspring,        thing P.D.Q. Bach managed to avoid. It has been said that
was not really a member of the Bach family—the implication          the only original places in his music are those places where
being that he was illegitimate, or, even better, an imposter.       he forgot what he was stealing. And, since his memory was
Although P.D.Q. Bach was born on April 1, 1742 and died             even shorter than his sightedness, he was in point of fact
on May 5, 1807, the dates on his first tombstone (before he         one of the most original composers ever to stumble along
was moved to an unmarked pauper’s grave) were inscribed             the musical pike.
“1807-1742” in a transparent attempt to make it appear that               When you come right down to it, which is something we
he could not have been the son of J.S., who died in 1750. Nice      should all do every once in a while (As Plato said, —or was
try, Bach family—close, but no cigar: some of us, or at least       it Aristotle? —the unexamined life isn’t worth a hill of beans.
one of us, are not fooled, or at least, is not fooled.              Maybe it was Socrates.), P.D.Q. Bach was perhaps not as piti-
     P.D.Q. Bach once said that his illustrious father gave         ful as we are often led to believe: he was, by all accounts,
him no training in music whatsoever, and it is one of the           intimately acquainted with all three components of the pro-
few things he said that we can believe without reservation.         verbial wine/women/song life style, he died a wealthy man
His rebelliousness was such, in fact, that he avoided music         (due to a little patent medicine thing he had going on the
as much as possible until he was well into his thirties (as a       side), and he can now boast 17 record albums and annual
teenager he did assist in the construction of the loudest instru-   concerts in New York City devoted almost exclusively to his
ment ever created, the pandemonium, but he wisely skipped           own music. How many of us can say that? Well, can you?
     This concert is dedicated to the memory of Caroline Holt, longtime member of Oratorio Singers,
         who ensured our success in many ways including helping on our stage-builidng crews.
                     A little lady who wielded a big hammer, she will be sorely missed.




                                  Magnificat Anima Mea
                                              by Dietrich Buxtehude


Magnificat anima mea Dominum.                                My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
Et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.             My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae:                     He has looked with favor on his lowly servant:
ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent                            From this day all generations
omnes generationes.                                          will call me blessed.

Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est:                        The Almighty has done great things for me
et sanctum nomen ejus.                                       and holy is His name.

Et misericordia ejus a progenie in                           He has mercy on those who fear Him,
progenies timentibus eum.                                    from generation to generation.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo dispersit                     He has shown strength with His arm and
superbos mente cordis sui.                                   has scattered the proud in their conceit.

Deposuit potentes de sede,                                   Casting down the mighty from their thrones
et exaltavit humiles.                                        and lifting up the lowly.

Esurientes implevit bonis                                    He has filled the hungry with good things
et divites dimisit inanes.                                   and sent the rich away empty.

Suscepit Israel puerum suum,                                 He has come to the aid of His servant Israel,
recordatus misericordiae suae.                               to remember His promise of mercy.
Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros;                         The promise made to our ancestors;
Abraham at semini eius in saecula.                           to Abraham and his children forever.

Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.                  Glory to the Father and to the Son,
                                                             and to the Holy Spirit.

Sicut erat in principio, et nunc,                            As it was in the beginning and is
et semper, et in saecula saeculorum.                         now and always and throughout ages of ages.

Amen.                                                        Amen.
                   Te Deum
                 (Dettingen, HWV 283)

            by George Frideric Handel

1. Chorus
  We praise thee, O God,
  we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.


2. Chorus
  All the earth doth worship thee,
  the Father everlasting.


3. Semi-Chorus
  To thee all Angels cry aloud;
  the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.


4. Chorus
  To thee Cherubim and Seraphim,
  continually do cry,
  Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth;
  Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of thy glory.


5. Semi-Chorus and Chorus
  The glorious company of the Apostles praise thee.
  The goodly fellowship of the Prophets praise thee.
  The noble army of Martyrs praise thee.
  The holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge thee,
  The Father of an infinite Majesty.

6. Chorus
  Thine honourable, true and only Son;
  also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter.


7. Bass and Chorus
  Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.
  Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.


8. Bass
  When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man,
  thou did’st not abhor the Virgin’s womb.
9 and 10. Chorus
   When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death,
   thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.


11. Trio (Alto, Tenor, Bass)
   Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father.
   We believe that thou shalt come to be our Judge.


12 and 13. Chorus
   We therefore pray thee, help thy servants
   whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.


14. Chorus
   Make them to be numbered with thy Saints in glory everlasting.
   O Lord, save thy people and bless thine heritage.
   Govern them and lift them up for ever.


15. Chorus
   Day by day we magnify thee.


16. Chorus
   And we worship thy Name ever world without end.


17. Bass
   Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin.
   O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us.
   O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us,
   as our trust is in thee.


18. Alto and Chorus
   O Lord, in thee have I trusted,
   let me never be confounded.




A Ten-Minute Intermission
         The existence of P. D. Q. Bach (1807-1742)?, the youngest and oddest of J. S. Bach’s 20 some children
                       is the discovery of composer, musicologist, and humorist Peter Schickele.
      It has been observed that P.D.Q. Bach seldom wrote original tunes; he stole melodies from other composers
and rearranged them using instruments not often used in orchestras, such as the tromboon, trombonus interruptus,
   slide whistle, horn & hardart, lasso d’amore, left-handed sewer flute, car horn, and kazoo. In the end though,
through all their many mutilations, P.D.Q.’s pieces never deviate from Big Daddy Bach’s original harmonic structure.




                                         Missa Hilarious
                                                      (S.N2O)

                                               by P.D.Q. Bach


                               1. Bargain Counter Tenor and Chorus
                                  Yriekay

                               2. Basso Blotto, Bargain Counter Tenor, and Angels
                                  Gloria

                               3. Chorus and Bargain Counter Tenor

                                  Credo

                               4. Chorus, Angels and Basso Blotto
                                  Sanctus

                               5. Bargain Counter Tenor, Basso Blotto, Chorus
                                  Angus Dei
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                                   Oratorio Singers
Soprano 1                   Janet Poland                   Patricia Klatt                  Michael Gale
Louise Ayd                  Janelle Raupp                  Roberta Lichtenberg             David Norwine
Gloria Brodersen            Regina Shopiro                 Sabine Loechner                 Kerry Stubbs*
Ann Marie Centrella         Margaret Thompson              Paula Long
Wendy Daugherty                                            Elaine Meredith                 Bass
Livia Galante               Alto                           Cheryl Notari                   Judy Corrello
Suzanne Beeny-Jones         Carolann Aspray                Debra Ondeyka                   Ulf Dolling
Evelyn Loderstedt           Christine Yuhas Bernstein      Janette Perkins                 Mark Fine
Elizabeth Parks             Kathy Carlson                  Dana Rosen-Perez                Gary Grant
Barbara Shopiro             Kathryn Ciurczak               Joan Sanborn                    David Heller
Rachel Shopiro              Patricia Curtis                Carol Schwarz                   Donald Kalbach
Gwen Thompson               Sarah Ehinger                  Mariam Shastri                  Tom McGrath
Jill Tozier                 Paula Fine                     Mary Beth Smith                 John R. Panosh
Barbara Wensberg            Elaine Fiorino                 Sharon Snyder                   Richard Perry
                            Pia Grant                                                      Donald Williams
Soprano 2                   Kathy Havens                   Tenor
Sarah Blood                 Carol Hines                    Harry L. Allen
Ginny Bucci                 Marcie Horowitz                Charley Asbury
Mary Heller                 Barbara Juarez                 Robert Curtis
Kelly Maizenaski            Jan Kameros                    Richard B. DeVany              * Tenor soloist in Handel Te Deum




                                   Oratorio Orchestra
Violin I                               Bass                                      Trumpet
Brennan Sweet, Concert Master          Jonathan Storck, Principal                Dominic Derasse, Principal
Sasha Gorokhovsky, Principal 2nd                                                 Jason Bitonti
Fatima Aaziza                          Flute                                     Christopher Stingle
John Connelly                          Andrew Lamy, Principal
Hector Falcon                          Janet Somers                              Trombone
Darryl Kubian                                                                    Roger Verdi, Principal
Francine Storck                        Oboe
Ming Yang                              Robert Ingliss, Principal                 Timpani
                                       Keisuke Ikuma                             James Thoma, Principal
Viola
William Hakim, Principal               Bassoon                                   Percussion
Kathleen Foster                        Mark Timmerman, Principal                 James Neglia,Principal
Steliana Nedeva
Christine Terhune                      Horn                                      Personnel
                                       Andrea Menousek, Principal                James Neglia
Cello                                  Susan Standley
Stephen Fang, Principal                                                          Rehearsal Accompanist/Organ
Na-Young Baek                                                                    Yang-Hee Song
Bronwyn Banerdt
T
his year marks our 31st consecutive annual concert. Over the years we have presented many
oratorios, motets, and cantatas including Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in b minor , Verdi’s Requiem,
Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Israel in Egypt, Haydn’s Creation, Poulenc’s
Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Kodály’s Missa Brevis and original works such as Five Psalms and
In Homage of Spring , composed by our music director, Trent Johnson. Last season’s 30th An-
niversary Concert premiered Celebration Overture by Trent Johnson and Prayer and Litany for the
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi by our founding director, Philip R. Dietterich.
    Our concerts are made possible by the donations, ticket sales, grants, and business adver-
tisements which we seek each year. We take pride in knowing it is because of the generosity
of our musical friends, patrons of the arts—young and old—and local businesses that we can
continue to present these significant and memorable cultural experiences. Our grateful thanks
to all our supporters!
    Again this year, we are pleased to acknowledge grants from the Westfield Foundation and
from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the
National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of
Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
    For membership information, call Janet Poland at 908-656-7418 or visit our web page at
http://www.oratoriosingerswestfield.org.

				
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