2017/2018 season at carnegie hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

In Brahms's time, there were no digital audio systems, no sound-canceling headphones, no rooms acoustically designed to play recordings that aspired to emulate the extraordinary sound of live performance. There was only one way to hear Ein deutsches Requiem: Live.

There were no MP3s and no downloads of Handel. To hear Messiah meant hearing it in performance. And imagine the excitement of a world premiere which could only be experienced in a concert hall.

To this day, there is nothing quite like hearing the works of great choral composers performed live on a grand scalewith a chorus of two hundred voices, great soloists, a world-class orchestra, and a masterful conductor - in a magnificent venue designed specifically for musical performance.

In its 2017/2018 season, the Oratorio Society of New York will bring great choral works to life with three concerts at Carnegie Hall led by preeminent conductor Kent Tritle, including the world premieres of Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One and Paul Moravec's Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad, commissioned by the Society.

Individual concert tickets ranges from $25 to $100; season subscriptions from $47 to $252. To order, email tickets@oratoriosocietyofny.org. Single tickets available through Carnegie Hall as of September 2017.

Put down the headphones. Come hear grand choral music live.