The Oratorio Society of Utah

The Oratorio Society of Utah


Oratorio Society of Utah was founded in 1915 as a non-denominational Utah choral organization by Professor Squire Coop, an internationally trained musician. During its 97 year history more than 10,000 singers have been counted among its ranks. Oratorio Society of Utah is perhaps best known for its 78-year tradition of performing Handel’s Messiah at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

Oratorio Society of Utah has performed many great classical works such as Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives,

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  1. During the 80’s I sang with the Society for seven years and wondered when you might be rehearsing as I am coming to Utah to visit my daughter and would love to attend a rehearsal as I still have an Ebenezer Prout edition of Handel’s Messiah along with the Watkins Shaw Novello and the standard G. Schirmer edition. I also have a Silver plated plate-plaque commemorating the 1980 performance of the

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    • Hi, Stephen

      Sorry for not noticing your comment sooner. We had our fist rehearsal today. Please join us for the next one. We rehearse on Sunday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Cottonwood Presbyterian Church on Vine Street. Please bring the sprout edition. Our performance is closer to that one, I believe.

      We look forward to seeing you.


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