Summer Chorus 2018
Leonard Bernstein at 100
The Summer Chorus is an annual festival chorus sponsored by the
Oratorio Society of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Music. Participation is open to
all experienced choral singers with no audition! Check back in spring of 2018 for registration information.
OSM is requesting donations for our Summer Chorus Program, allowing us to keep this event accessible in
terms of low registration fees and ticket prices. We are asking Summer Chorus members and other OSM supporters who are able, to please help!
Contribute to Summer Chorus
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is proud to join the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of
Leonard Bernstein, the composer, the conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian.
Leonard Bernstein – celebrated as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century – ushered in an era
of major cultural and technological transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what
constituted “good” music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, Broadway musicals, jazz, and rock,
he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor
of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamorous television
personality, virtuosic pianist, and committed educator, Bernstein was a multi-tasker long before the term was coined.
Bernstein – or “Lenny,” as he was often affectionately called – was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch.
He maintained a life-long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the world.
Join us for this birthday celebration featuring both classical and theatrical music by one of America’s most loved composers.