The Oratorio Society accepts new members by audition. The choir rehearses from late August through May on Monday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. and presents four or five concerts during the season. Our rehearsal and concert schedules are challenging, and regular participation is essential for the highest level of excellence for which we strive. Our reward is the privilege to perform with some of the finest musical talents.

Auditions are held in the summer at SU's Crouse College. Candidates are asked to vocalize, sight-sing, and perform aural tests. The duration of the audition is approximately eight minutes.

Entrance into the choir is dependent on a selective audition to determine placement, readiness, and balance in the choir. Current members of the choir are re-auditioned every three years or at the discretion of the director.

For more information about auditioning for the Oratorio Society, please call the Oratorio Society Office at 315-443-4106 or e-mail