"The Ordering of Moses," by Nathaniel Dett

on Oct. 13, 2022 at Hochstein Performance Hall

"The Ordering of Moses," by Nathaniel Dett

R. Nathaniel Dett wrote his masterwork, "The Ordering of Moses" as his master's project at the Eastman School of Music in 1932. Hear the premiere of a new, corrected edition by Jeannie Ma. Guerrero, Ph.D., with the Oratorio Society Chorus and distinguished guests, Thursday evening, October 13, 2022, 7:30 PM, at Hochstein Performance Hall.

This extraordinary music entered the repertoire immediately and has remained current for 90 years. This new performing edition, commissioned by the Rochester Oratorio Society, provides an avenue for choirs everywhere to perform and enjoy this work in its best rendition. The Roberts Wesleyan Chorale, Adam Potter, Director; the Nathaniel Dett Chorale of Toronto, Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, Director; the ROS Orchestra, and award-winning soloists join Eric Townell and the Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus. Find tickets at www.ROSsings.org. or call (585) 473-2234. The Rochester Oratorio Society gratefully acknowledges funding from the Max and Marian Farash Foundation;the William and Sheila Konar Foundation; The Rochester Area Community Foundation; HumanitiesNY; and the Community Arts grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the NY State Legislature, Kathleen Hochul Governor, and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.

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Rochester Oratorio Society

The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, an auditioned symphonic chorus, produces 4-6 performances per season of the highest quality, performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborates frequently with the leading arts organizations in the region, and produces the annual international solo vocal competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition.