2019/2020 Season - NDOS Turns 50!

This season is a very special one for the Northern Delaware Oratorio Society as we reach our demi-century and welcome a new Artistic Director: Robert Kennan!

We will be joining the Dickinson Theater Organ Society’s Holiday Spectacular free concert on Saturday December 7th 2019 at 7pm, at John Dickinson HS, Wilmington DE.

In April we will have our Quinquagenarian Anniversary concert featuring our greatest and best loved hits from our first 50 years, Sunday April 19th 2020, 3pm, at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Newark DE.

Finally - we are seeking new (or returning) members! We are a friendly and welcoming non-audition chorus that sings classical choral repertoire - feel free to join us! Rehearsals are on Sundays 3:00pm - 5:00pm at St James Parish Hall (2106 St. James Church Rd, Wilmington DE 19808) and will start Sunday September 15th 2019. See our Members page for more details and use our Contact form if you have any questions. 

2018/2019 Season

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Spring 2019 Concert

Our second concert of the 2018/2019 season, Rejoice in the Lamb, will be held on Saturday April 13th 2019 at 4pm at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Ave, Newark DE. In addition to Benjamin Britten’s cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, the NDOS chorus will also perform Henry Purcell’s O God, Thou Art My God, Horatio Parker’s Light Glittering Morn Bedecks the Sky and Felix Mendelssohn’s Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir.

NDOS will be joined by soloists Kathryn Hearn (soprano), Jacqueline Somers (mezzo-soprano), Kevin Botbyl (tenor) and Jerry Polman (bass) as well as Theodore Cheek (theorbo and lute) and David Hearn (organ).

Tickets are $15 and available at the door.



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Fall 2018 Concert

This fall we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I with our concert: Remembering the Great War in England’s Poetry and Song. The concert is centered around Edward Elgar’s The Spirit of England - composed during WWI and setting text of three 1914 poems: The Fourth of August; To Women; To the Fallen. In addition to the choral works, there will be art songs, instrumental interludes and poetry from the period.

The NDOS chorus will be joined by Robin Leigh Massie (soprano), Blake Smith (tenor), Christopher Kraus (organ), Robert Kennan (piano) and Jonathan Duan (piano).

November 11 at 3pm. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Ave, Newark DE 19713.  Tickets $15 and available at the door.