About Us

 

Formed in 1994, the New Choral Society is an all-auditioned, volunteer chorus of 48 singers from Westchester County who rehearse weekly for two hours, from September through May. We offer three choral concert programs each season, two performances of each, accompanied by a professional orchestra and professional soloists.

Read more about us in our History.

 

The Conductor: Dr. John T. King, Artistic Director and Conductor, founded The New Choral Society in 1994. He has performed and guest conducted for several American Guild of Organists workshops and choral festivals. He has been responsible for two choral commissions from Stephen Paulus, Mass for Chorus and Orchestra and You Shall Love for chorus and organ, having conducted their world premieres.

Dr. King has worked with renowned conductors Dennis Keene, Gregg Smith, Joseph Flummerfelt and Vance George, and conducted the Gregg Smith Singers and the Adirondack Chamber Orchestra. His CD recordings include Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Cantata No. 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Haydn's Utrecht Te Deum, Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, Brahms' Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater and the world premiere recording of Paulus' Mass for Chorus and Orchestra. Equally accomplished as an organist, Dr. King has given concerts throughout the United States and Europe. His performances have been heard in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, St. John the Divine, New York City, and St. James' Cathedral, Chicago.

Dr. King currently serves as full-time Minster of Music at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, where he administers and conducts the multiple choir program. He holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Louisville, a master of music degree from Yale University and doctor of musical arts from Manhattan School of Music, all in organ. He has been the recipient of a number of prizes in organ performance, and has served as an adjunct lecturer at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York. He is a lecturer with the Scarsdale Adult School where he teaches classes on a variety of music subjects. Dr. King is active in many service organizations as a member of Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, Choristers Guild, and American Guild of Organists. He served as a former Dean of the Westchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and served as a member of the Music Committee of Yale Westchester Alumni Association.

The New Choral Society

Sopranos

Nancee Adams

Judith Ballan

Margaret Black

Betsy Broyd

Amanda Burrows-Fowler

Lauren Bussing

Denise DeSimone

Anita Kaplan

Dorothy Kroenlein

Angela Nally

Colleen Roeschel

Cristina Shih

 

 

Altos

Sarah Assalone

Martha Binder

Patricia Chalifoux

Bonnie Gould

Susan Halpern

Debra Hess

Anli Hsu

Erica Westcott Kelly

Sara Lehman

Alyssa Morin

Alison Rose

Andrea Taber

Giselle Vagnini 

Tenors

Frank Althaus

Hoh Koon Au Yeong

Raymond Cheung

Tracey Cosgrove

James Dugan

Wilder Howland

Tom Ice

John P. Koulos

Jeffrey Kroutil

 

Basses

Jack Binder

Charles Blowe

Chris Chen

Samuel Clover

Bart Hamlin

Randy Heller

Hans Khimm

John F. Malone

James Rose

Steven Schnur

Ruaraidh Sutherland

 

The Board

Betsy Hills Bush
President

Elizabeth J. Broyd,
Executive Director

Stephen A. Landon

Rekha Packer

Douglass Reitter

Linda Wolk-Simon

The Staff

Dr. John T. King
Conductor and Artistic Director

Elizabeth J. Broyd
Executive Director