ANNOUNCING THE 2020 LYNDON WOODSIDE ORATORIO-SOLO COMPETITION
Note from Janet Plucknett, Competition Chair
Unfortunately, since Carnegie Hall has closed and is canceling all performances through May 10th, we have to cancel this year's Finals and postpone our Semi-Finals until next year.
All of the 2020 Semi-Finalists will automatically advance to the 2021 Semi-Finals, and will be heard in April of 2021.
The finals concert for the 2021 competition will take place on April 17, 2021
Applications for our 2021 competition will be on our web site in October of 2020.
A big thanks to everyone who entered our competition.
And thank you all for your patience and understanding as we deal with this challenging and changing situation.
Best regards - and stay safe.
Emily Yocum Black
Maire Therese Carmack
Scott Hetz Clark
Emily Cedriana Donato
Colin James Doyle
Key’mon W. Murrah
Andrew Thomas Pardini
Since 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York has hosted a solo competition to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give young singers an opportunity to advance their careers.
For additional information:
First Place, Andrew R. Preis Award: $7,000
Second Place, Stanley C. Meyerson Award: $5,000
Third Place, Janet Plucknett Award: $3,000
Esther Korshin Award: $2,500
Frances MacEachron Award: $1,500
Lyndon Woodside Encouragement Award: $1,000
Robert & Winifred Connelly Green Award: $1,000
Leopold Damrosch Award: $1,000
Judges for the Finals:
Steven Eddy, 2019 winner
Amir Farid, piano
Congratulations to the 2020 Solo Competition Semi-Finalists