Viva Coro!, the Oratorio Society's youth engagement program, aims to
inspire the next next generation of singers to be lifelong participants in choral music.
Viva Coro! invites high school singers to rehearse and perform a choral masterwork with the Oratorio
Society and a professional orchestra.
For more information about the program, contact us at 651-488-8902 or send us an email
"Twin Cities' foremost presenter of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra." ~Pioneer Press (11/2016)
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 90-voice choral
ensemble based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, now in its 37th Season.
In addition to its annual season concerts, OSM offers its
youth and community engagement programs
Viva Coro! and
OSM has partnered with composer Roger Ames (known to Nautilus Music Theatre audiences) and writer Elizabeth Bassine to create a multimedia evening-length production for actors, chorus, orchestra, and film with a working title The Greatest Generation. The subject matter will center on America's involvement in World War II. This project is scheduled to be performed in 2018.
We are searching for stories of ordinary Americans and their sacrifice, struggle and everyday heroism. If you have a story from your family that you would like to share, please click on the link below. After you share your story, a member of the Oratorio Society will be in contact to follow up with you.
We are also actively seeking financial sponsorship for this project. All donors will receive special recognition at the final performance and in the resulting performance materials, and may dedicate their contribution (for example, make a memorial dedication to a veteran in their family).
Video from past performances: