Westchester Oratorio resumes rehearsals on Jan. 9 in Katonah



January 1, 2024


Contact: Ben Niemczyk 347-223-9303

              Vicky Lucas 914- 277-3955

Westchester Oratorio Society has announced that weekly rehearsals resume on Tuesday evening January 9 in preparation for the group’s May 4, 2024 concert featuring Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 (selections), Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54 and Mozart Great Mass in C minor K. 427 with professional soloists and orchestra.

The chorus is planning for a special event as this will be the final performance for long-time Artistic Director Benjamin Niemczyk and marks 20 years of association with thet ensemble. Mr. Niemczyk, who lives in Brooklyn, is leaving to concentrate on his many other New York City based positions including as conductor of the New Your Session Symphony and choir director of St. Boniface Oratory Church in Brooklyn.

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30 PM in the Garden Room of the Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah NY, located a short walk from the Metro-North train station. The concert will be Sat, May 4, 2024, 7:00PM at South Salem Presbyterian Church.

Competent singers in all voice parts are welcomed.  Potential new singers are invited to attend any January rehearsal.  For more information email wosinformation@gmail.com or visit the group’s website at www.westchesteroratorio.org.

About Westchester Oratorio Society

Founded in 1997 and currently under the direction Benjamin Niemczyk, the Westchester Oratorio Society is dedicated to bringing high level musical performances of choral masterworks, early music and modern compositions to local audiences in northern Westchester, while at the same time giving its volunteer singers, students and others the unique opportunity of preparing for and participating in such events. In doing so, WOS provides a community and educational experience for amateur singers of all levels while bringing exceptional performances with professional orchestras and soloists to local audiences.