Choral Director

In addition to regular church choir conducting duties, David Ouzts has conducted his choirs in singing oratorios accompanied by full orchestra, chamber orchestra, string ensembles, and other string and wind combinations. He has also conducted choirs for diocesan choral festivals and services, and his church choirs have often joined forces with other church choirs for various Choral Evensongs and other liturgies. 

He has also mastered the art of oratorio accompaniment at the organ, orchestrating accompaniments using the tonal and solo colors of the organ, an art in which many musicians do not continue in the modern day. Orchestrating score reductions as accompaniments played on the organ allows many oratorio movements to be carefully extracted from the complete oratorio and used effectively as anthems for liturgical worship.

Oratorios conducted

Bach Cantatas No. 140

Bach Cantata No. 142

Charpentier Messe de Minuit de Noël

Cherubini Requiem Mass in C minor

Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ

Fauré Requiem

Handel Messiah

Haydn Missa brevis Sancti Johannis de Deo

Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai

Rheinberger Requiem in D minor

Rutter Gloria

Rutter Requiem

Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio

Schubert Mass in B-flat

Vierne Messe solennelle

Vivaldi Gloria

Willan Requiem

Oratorios accompanied

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Bruckner Te Deum

Duruflé Requiem

Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ

Fauré Requiem

Handel Messiah

Kodály Missa Brevis

Mendelssohn Elijah

Mendelssohn St. Paul

Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer

Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessorae

Pachelbel Magnificat

Poulenc Gloria

Ramirez Navidad Nuestra        

Vierne Misse solennelle

Widor Missa Solemnis