About the Oratorio Society of Minnesota
Oratorio Society at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Nov. 20, 2010
Photo ©2010 Mark Gustafson
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The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 80-voice choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Now in its 33rd season, the Oratorio Society continues to delight audiences with performances of great works of choral literature. In addition to an annual season of three concerts, OSM offers its youth and community engagement programs — Viva Coro! and Summer Chorus.
The society was founded in 1980 by Conductor Laureate George S.T. Chu with the initial sponsorship of Hamline University and has since become an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota receives a check for its 2011-2012 winter and spring concerts. Funds were provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Legacy Amendment. Presenting the check to soprano Sarah Jackson are Senator Mary Jo McGuire and Representative Alice Hausman.